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Hairspray

One of the assignments from the assignment bank this week was to find a quote from our favorite movie and place it over an image from that movie. I chose the movie/musical Hairspray, because for as long as I can remember I have been OBSESSED with this movie. I love everything about it – the cast, the music, and of course the message behind it all. Below I have included the image I created that has my favorite quote from the movie!

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Mo B’s Burger Bash

One of the assignments this week was to create our own menu, and I chose to make a burger menu! I used a template from Canva.com and was able to find a great template to customize. I loaded the menu up with all of my favorite appetizers, types of burgers, and toppings!

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T-Shirt Design

The goal of this assignment was to make a t-shirt design. The assignment said it could be funny or whimsical, but I actually had just finished this design for an education honor society I am in, Kappa Delta Pi. (Side note- this t-shirt actually won the design contest 🙂 ) I spent a lot of time trying to perfect this design and I am super happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to wear something I created!

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Word Cloud

UPDATE: I chose to update this assignment because I felt it was lacking some key words. After our radio show project, I got more of a sense of what ds106 is about. I added the words; collaboration, sharing, stories, radio, creating, and for life. I also changed the image layout to fit more to the idea of the class, and chose the play button because we will have to create a video for our final project coming up.

One of the assignments from the assignment bank this week was to create a word cloud describing our experiences with DS106. I’m glad that the three biggest words are challenging, rewarding, and engaging because they are the three words that I think they perfectly describe my thoughts for this class. I have been very challenged and engaged throughout this course, and pushing myself to accomplish things that I didn’t think I could do has been very rewarding for me.

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Spill the Tea

One of the assignments this week from the Design Assignments was to create a charity ad. One of my all time favorite charities is 4Ocean. The work they do is incredible and so inspiring. In relation to our theme of “What is Our Story”, this charity was what introduced me to ocean conservation. I got a bracelet for my birthday a few years ago and I have been hooked on ocean conservation ever since. I became obsessed with their mission and was so excited to share this charity with all of my friends. Although they are not a non-profit, they still do amazing work throughout the world and have pulled thousands of pounds of trash from our oceans and beaches.

When it came to creating this ad, I wanted it to be simple, yet effective. I thought this image was powerful because it shows how something as simple as a toy teacup can impact our environment in a negative way. I also couldn’t resist the “spill the tea” pun either 🙂