…and then starred in it, since no one else would. Happy Thanksgiving, world.
November 26, 2013 by jaciruth
November 15, 2013 by jaciruth
I’m happy to announce that I was able to secure sponsorship of the 2013 Bloomingdale House Tour from DC Water! As Tour Grants Committee Chair, I gained experience with writing grant letters-of-inquiry and filling out the often really really long and repetitive webforms preferred by some grantmaking bodies.
For more on the biennial event, which took place in October of this year and will be back in 2015, check out the website.
November 14, 2013 by jaciruth
My most recent article, Crowdsourcing Campus Health with Mobile Apps and Data, is up on the EdTech website! This is why I love freelancing: I get to talk to a lot of different people about the cool projects they’re doing, and Dr. Sethi’s work at UW-Madison is no exception: fascinating, cutting-edge epidemiology. Be sure to check it out.
October 11, 2013 by jaciruth
I opened my email this morning to learn that my article for EdTech about gamification trends in higher education has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese and will be a part of the Laureate Education online course “Change and Innovation in Higher Education.” This development is both completely unexpected and totally cool.
October 7, 2013 by jaciruth
A lot of people hate public speaking.
A lot of people hate trying to come up with the perfect words for weddings and other functions.
I am not one of those people.
If you have an upcoming event that requires a short public speech, such as a toast, and it’s keeping you up nights in a sweaty mess, check out my new Toast Ghost services and let me ghostwrite for you. We’ll work together to make it a personal, from-the-heart speech that, in five minutes or less, will impress your friends and let you get back to enjoying your life–and the party.
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To celebrate the launch of my new service as well as my favorite holiday–Halloween–take 31% off the cost of all Toast Ghost services during the month of October. This includes panic pricing!
August 16, 2013 by jaciruth
If you haven’t checked out the Feature Articles tab in a while, you should–lots of new stuff to read, including my latest for EdTech, which is both online and in print!
The other new stuff: I recently began working as the editor and publisher of a new corporate blog, On the ‘Brain, for Cobrain, a start-up based in Bethesda, Maryland. You can learn about the inspiration behind the company, get a taste of the technology powering the endeavor, and see what it’s like to be working there by heading over to blog.cobrain.com.
July 16, 2013 by jaciruth
I had the opportunity to read my short personal essay, “Chicken Bones,” at the launch of District Lines at Politics and Prose last month. You can view a video of the reading here. My portion begins around 32:30.
June 4, 2013 by jaciruth
The first volume of District Lines, Politics & Prose’s new anthology/literary journal featuring DC writers, is now available! You can purchase a copy here and read my second-person essay, “Chicken Bones,” about walking in Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park and Shaw. On June 15 there will be a celebration at the bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave NW), featuring readings from the anthology.
April 30, 2013 by jaciruth
Dare you think yourself an education reporter if you haven’t experienced that most novel of course formats, the MOOC? I’ve enrolled in Coursera’s UPenn offering “Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society.” Over the course of the next eight weeks I’ll be seeking to find, define, and fill a gap in my user experience of life.
April 8, 2013 by jaciruth
I recently began contributing to EdTech: Focus on Higher Education. You can link directly to my latest work via my Feature Articles tab, or view it aggregated right on the EdTech site here, where as a bonus you can check out my cheeky new freelancer bio.