#PBandJterm was a pretty long three weeks. Making a top ten list of my favorite things from it seems easy but I know I am going to end up having a hard time picking. But here were go.
Meeting so many new people from different places around the world. From England to Italy to South Korea, there were so many different cultures mixed up in Spellman 4095. It is too bad we learned so much about content otherwise I would have wanted to learn more about everyone in the class!
Making Memes in the class. Every time Jill asked us to make memes there were non stop laughs. Brett, the meme making master, had no limit to his creativity and cleverness when coming up with a good meme.
Jae Yong Kim’s crazy and hilarious antics. From day one (or was it day two?) Jae made the mistake of mentioning to Jill that he was “hilarious”. Since, every time we do some activity Jill would egg Jae on about being hilarious. Low and behold though, every single word Jae spoke the class would lose it. I hope I see Jae around campus, I’m gonna miss that guy.
Tweeting. Some people lost followers. Some people gained followers. The PBandJterm hashtag was constantly being used by everyone. The non-stop tweeting and retweeting of presentations, jokes, quotes, and thoughts was loads of fun.
Jess Leitch. Bringing donuts in was smart and quite the treat (even thought I accidentally picked the weird yet interesting salted caramel doughnut). I enjoyed Jess’ presentation because she gave a lot of insight on being successful. She also gave us a lot of useful information about networking and people in the Saint Louis area.
Jenn Cloud. Jenn was a lot of fun and full of energy. She really connected with the class and brought herself to our level so we could relate to her. Jenn motivated the class and told us about all her mess ups so that we know that even if we completely screw up we should not give up. Her message was to keep trying and take every opportunity we get and I am going to take that to heart.
Going to Switch. I was not sure what to expect from Switch since I did not know anything about them. I figured they would be some small business. When we arrived their entrance was kinda tiny and it only confirmed my idea of them being small. When we finally went inside I was proven completely wrong. Switch was ginormous and as our tour went on it only got bigger. Besides seeing the place learning about an actual branding agency was neat too. Seeing that the stuff our class is learning can make such an impact put a new perspective on the subject.
Using Google+. I always enjoy using Google products (everyone knows that). Having a Google Plus Community page for everyone to communicate on was exciting to me. I think Google Plus is a great way for any group of people to communicate and I believe everyone should use it. Any excuse to make people use it is good enough for me.
Using Google Drive. Google Drive is a powerful tool. Managing all the documents and assignments on there made the class very manageable. I honestly do not think I would have been able to keep up with the assignments due every night if it were not for the utilization of Google Drive. Once again, I believe everyone should use Google Drive.
Having Jill Falk as a teacher! Jill is one of the most exciting and relatable teachers to have. She knows how to teach so that it is not only fun but effective. I may be biased, but she has an advantage over all other teachers because she uses Google Apps to manage her course work and it makes it easier not only for us students but I am sure for her as a teacher as well. I am glad I got to take another course with her and I am afraid to say that since this is my last semester at Lindenwood this was my last chance to take a course with her. Thanks for the great class Jill!