The connection between the title topics is tenuous.
I have been talked into trying out a new blog-like platform that turns emails into blog posts. I don't really email all that much, but I like blogs, so I agreed. So far I think this has huge potential for teachers, but I have not yet had the opportunity to try it with a class. I just created my account today and made one post. Since I kind of like the post, I thought I would share it here.
The post is a brief conversation I had with a master student about preparing for their thesis defense, and you can find it at FWD:Everyone, under the title FB Convo on Defense. The tl;dr version: you are not alone, anxiety is normal, you'll be fine, and everyone feels like this. This is then followed by a general idea of what to expect the day of and what to do the day before.
Although I will be testing out FWD, it will not be replacing this blog. When certain topics overlap, however (like the linked conversation above) I may link posts from there to here.
Now its time to get back over to NerdCultures and get those posts graded.