I start teaching on Monday (8-25), so I finally made my welcome video for the students that I mentioned here.  I unexpectedly had to finish the video on Friday.  Now that it is online, I am happy to share it with you.  Even though I am not 100% happy with the video, I learned how to get over that feeling quickly last year when I was making flipped videos with a deadline every week. Check the video out if you like:

I already know that I want to do something different for the next time I make a welcome video, but I am happy that I got something out there for the students to feel like they know me a bit before classes start.

Right now, I am challenging myself to turn on my camera during class more this year.  This is a scary thought, but I know I can do it, and the students will love it!

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