Its MI Life ( www.ItsMILife.com): This site anchored of a social network for teens making choices about college. As project director, I participated in focus groups and surveys then planned and supervised the building of this site, which was supported through a grant to My Child, a nonprofit organization. From late 2008 until the site launched in April 19, 2010, we recruited and worked with high school students to blog, create video and participate in the website. When funding ran out for itsMILife, the state of michigan took over the site and the mission, with the intention of creating a portal for college-bound high school students.
NancyHanus.com This is my own personal site, which I started by creating in Drupal in 2008, with the intention of teaching myself enough about Drupal to be proficient in the content management system. After creating several offshoots such as a Moodle site for students and personal sites for my daughter and dad, I chose to migrate to WordPress, which was more “plug-and-play” when it came to updates. Over the years, I created more than a dozen WordPress sites, but some were lost in a hosting debacle in 2015. What you see here is a recreation of my old sites, with posts that update what I’ve been doing the past few years.
Classroom sites have become a focus in the past year, as I involve the students in more online activities. I have several now, and each serves its own purpose:
jrn200.wordpress.com: Instructor blog for JRN 200, beginning reporting
nhanusjr200.wordpress.com: Class blog for JRN 200
reportingbritishisles.wordpress.com: Study abroad Web site I created for students to post live during summer 2009 course in the British Isles
msufinalfour.com: Aggregation site for student-created content for Final Four 2010
Blogs, ramblings, etc.
Journalism Junkie (www.journalismjunkie.com) My personal blog, mostly updated during the school year when I’m often running across stories and situations that cry out for me to write about them.
www.twitter.com/nhanus: Twitter feed
www.linkedin.com/in/nhanus: LinkedIn profile
www.msujcamp.com: Site to be used for sportswriting camp for high school students, June 2010