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Week 11 !!

This week was probably the most challenging week for me. I had a lot of issues with my video editing, and I’m not completely happy with how they turned out. My phone AND my laptop decided that their storage was full (what a bunch of bull), so it was really hard for me to record and share anything. I recorded two videos (my apocalypse socks and get to know me interview) on my phone and wanted to use iMovie to add music to the back. It was then that I figured out that I was out of storage and could not make any more movies. I hate that 2 of my movies I created this week don’t have music or anything behind them, but at this point theres nothing I can do. For next week, I will have to delete lots of pictures and movies in order to record my final project that’s coming up. I was able to create my college highlights before my devices decided to act up, so that one I am actually satisfied with. My last video (tell me something I don’t know) was also created after my devices crapped out on me. I used an older video I had created and added a voice over and used my phone to play music for the background. Don’t you just LOVE when technology decides to mess with your life?? Anyways, hopefully next week will be better once I clear some storage up (or buy more, which is the most likely option)!

Linked below are my posts from this week!

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Weekly Summary #10

This week was a fun week to expand on the tools in my toolbox that I have began collecting from this class. I enjoyed doing some of the assignments from the assignment bank this week and turning them into TikToks so I can share them with my friends and family. They found them pretty funny, so I’m glad I was able to create something to share with them, but also use it as an assignment for this class as well.

I think my video essay could’ve gone a little better than it did, but at that point in the day, I had given up on trying to make it perfect. I had tried so many times to redo it and make it better but I found myself saying the same things and using “um” a lot even though I really tried to avoid it.

Overall, I think it was a good-ish week. Not my favorite, and not my best, but not bad! Below are my posts from this week:

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Week 9? I think?

Honestly, I’m losing track of the weeks at this point! Only a few more to go until the end of the semester!!

Below I have attached my posts from this week, and have also included the two updated versions of previous posts I made! I loved getting the chance to update my previous work and make it even better. In each post I included why I chose to update it and the changes I made. I left the original post as well for comparison. This week was supposed to be an easy week for us, but it was actually one of the harder ones for me. Coming up with ideas for the final project was definitely the hardest, but I think I got a few good ideas down! The daily creates were also a challenge for me this week because we had to connect them all. Once I had a story in my my head, it was kind of fun to connect them, but it’s definitely not something I would want to do every week lol. Overall, this week was a good one and I’m looking forward to next week!

Updated posts:

Radio Bumper

Word Cloud

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Summin’ Up Week 8 Yo

Below I have attached my posts from this week! It was a lot of fun working with my group members to create our radio show. I think it turned out really well and it was more cohesive than I thought it would be. I enjoyed listening to my group members segments and relating their experiences to my own. It was fun to hear everyones experiences from childhood to college. In my post, Radio Show Promo, I updated the post with our group poster that we finished this week. Linked below I have also included our finished Radio Show, Walking Memory Ave., that we posted to SoundCloud! We chose the title because College Ave is a staple term at UMW, so we thought it was fitting to incorporate that in our show somehow, and thus “Memory Lane” changed to “Memory Ave.”! Hope you enjoy our show!

Radio Show Week 2 Progress

Daily Creates

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Weekly Summary 7.0

Below I have attached all of my work for this week! I loved getting to collaborate with my other classmates on this project and start thinking about common themes between us. By far my favorite assignment this week was the promo poster. I loved our thought process when we were coming up with design ideas for the poster and we each got to encorporate something personal which was really cool.

We each made a commercial for something nostalgic from our childhood and each one of us also made a radio bumper for our show. We will pick the best 3 from each category and include those in our final radio show. It was fun thinking back to when I was a kid playing outside with my friends and it brought back a lot of good memories that I can’t wait to share on the show!

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Weekly Summary

Below I have included my posts from this week! I enjoyed getting to see the different designs my classmates have made and taken pictures of. I feel like previous weeks have been more focused on posting images you already have or recording a sound, but this week I felt like I really had the opportunity to create things. I loved making my own menu for my fake restaurant (even though I wish I could actually open it because wow my food sounded good) and I loved making the word cloud, as it gave me an opportunity to really reflect on my experiences so far in ds106. The daily creates were also really fun this week, and I enjoyed seeing my classmates’ responses, especially on the daily creates that I pass on. This was another segment of this class that I was worried about, since I am not very creative and don’t have a lot of experience with editing software. I was worried that the design assignments would be super complex and out of my league when it came to creating things. But again, my anxiety got the best of me and I was stressed for nothing because I actually really enjoyed this week more than I thought I would!!

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The 5th Installment of Summaries

This week was more difficult for me than previous weeks. I think audio media is the thing I am least comfortable with and the section I was dreading the most. It took a lot more time this week to complete these tasks, and if I’m being honest, dont think the quality of the posts is as great as my previous weeks. Ted Talk, When ~Corona~ Ends, and 80’s Radio Commercial are from the Assignment Bank. Below are links to my other blog posts from this week:

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The 4th Installment of Summaries

As in previous weeks, this weeks’ assignments challenged me to be more creative and use new tools. I used photoshop for the first time and actually learned something fun that I might use for future social media posts. My phone has an amazing camera so one would think that I would use it more often, right? Well after this week I definitely will be. I thought I had a lot of photos in my phone (2,113 to be exact), but with all of my photos being silly, screenshots, and mostly of the same thing, do I ~really~ have any photos? I mean I obviously do, but not ones really worth sharing. After viewing some classmates posts and seeing their awesome photos, I feel like I am missing out by not taking more photos of my surroundings. Hopefully after this week I will be more aware of photo opportunities and be able to capture more photos!

My favorite three posts from this week were Since ’99, The Chum Bucket Pt 2, and Can Zendaya Get Some Credit Around Here?

Below are links to this weeks posts:

Splish Splash

Journey to Becoming a Better Photographer

Visual Storytelling

Daily Creates

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Summin it up – round 3

I was excited about this weeks assignments because it required me to interact with friends, talk about my favorite person (my mom), and I got to show off some of my favorite pictures of sunsets. I ended up sending my mom the post I wrote about her and she was very touched by what I had written about her. It felt good to let her know how important she is to me 🙂 I also enjoyed the daily creates this week, and had lots of fun seeing everyones creations! I had a little trouble responding to the main post for this week which was to respond to the prompt that talked about storytelling. I wrote and re-wrote the post a few times and I just couldn’t come up with the right words to say. I eventually just settled with what I had written and moved on. I am not sure why this post in particular was so hard for me, but other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the week!

Here are links to my post from this week:

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Summin’ it up 2.0

When reading the instructions for this week, I was a little overwhelmed about everything there was to do. 3 assignments from the assignment bank, 4 days of posts from the daily create, editing my blog, and commenting on others posts seemed like a lot for one week. I started to stress and worry that I wouldn’t be able to get everything done in time before I had even started any assignments. That’s one of my biggest flaws – stressing about things that aren’t necessarily stressful.

I started the daily create posts on Saturday and to my surprise, they were easy and fun. I enjoyed seeing other peoples posts and tweets that aren’t in this class. It gave me a sense of how widespread digital studies is and how impactful it is in other peoples lives. There was one woman in particular that responded to the original post every day and often commented on mine, and other classmates posts as well, even though she is not in our class.

When it came to the assignments from the assignment bank, there were A TON to choose from. I quickly found 3 that I was interested in and went to work. Once I finished one, I went right to the next, and found that I finished them super fast. Let’s make something clear – I am definitely NOT a creative person, and I often struggle with this when it comes to writing lesson plans for my classes. I was surprised this week when I found myself enjoying the assignments and finding some semblance of creativity deep (and I mean VERY deep) within myself. I thought my posts and titles this week were punny (like funny but because they’re puns, they’re punny. Get it?) and clever, a drastic change from my boring titles from last week. I can’t promise that every week will be as good as this one as far as titles, but I am definitely trying to be more creative with every post I write!