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    Who says saying goodbye is easy?

    As my final blog post, I would just like to say that I had a great time this semester in this class and I’m surprised as to how fast it went. A lot of cool things happened and I feel like everyone got really creative with their assignments. I personally enjoyed Valerie’s adventures with Naners ...


    My latest creation for my final project is a Pokemon Card! I used the assignment on the Design page called Pokemon Card and I paired it with the word “Discovery” from the Scavenger Hunt. I thought this word would suit the assignment because Pokemon cards are all about discovering the powers that each Pokemon has ...

    What You need to know about DS106

    To everyone who is considering taking this class next year: I personally truly enjoyed this class, it could get pretty overwhelming most of the time because you had to perform many tasks a week and that mixed in with all your other homework could become a bit frustrating. However, each different assignment or activity didn’t ...

    it’s a small world with toddlers

    For this week’s Mashup/Remix assignment I decided to mix some audio with video. It took me a while to figure out exactly what kind of video I wanted but I definitely knew that I wanted it to be funny. I then thought about America’s Funniest Videos so I looked on Youtube and I was super ...

    Man Vs. Man

    For this week’s final project post, I chose the term ‘Man vs. Man’ from the Scavenger Hunt list and paired it with the assignment We’ve Found Your Match from the Visual category. The assignment consists of finding a picture of your closest friends and pairing it with a celebrity look-a-like. I thought this would work ...

    Video? Audio? Images? Mix?

    For my mashup/remix I’m either going to do a video mashup with audio, a remix of songs, or a mashup of images. I’ll probably be leaning toward the video audio mix because I think it would be cool to edit some video and add my own soundtrack to change the whole feeling of it or ...


    This time I chose Create a movie poster for your website as my assignment for my Final Project. I decided to pair this one with the word ‘Food’ from the scavenger hunt list and so I took a picture of my burrito bowl from Chipotle to represent the food. since this is a movie poster, ...


    This week’s assignment for my Final Project involved the word ‘Clothes’ paired with a “Visual” assignment called Common everyday object. The instructions were to take a picture of a common everyday object and then manipulate its colors. I thought the term ‘Clothes’ would work perfectly here because it’s something you see everyday. For my picture, ...


    For the word ‘Joy’ from the scavenger hunt, I chose to do the assignment Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica. I thought this would be perfect because I went to Oregon last week with my mom and we went to Ben & Jerry’s to have some ice cream. ...

    Lights, Camera, Action!

    Hi Everyone! I’m super thrilled to announce that I just uploaded my video essay on to youtube! I’ve never uploaded anything on to youtube before so I’m glad that everything’s working well so far. I had a lot of fun making this video, i watched Life is Beautiful a few years ago and fell in ...

    Oh no!!!

    Hey everyone! I just realized that I posted my week 11 assignment a little bit late :S I know we’re supposed to turn them in by 6:00pm on Thursdays and I thought that I was right on schedule because I’m currently in Oregon and it’s only 5:11pm right now so I thought I would be ...

    Mix’n Mash

    I just read Dr. Mashup; or, Why Educators Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Remix by Brian Lamb and Praxis 2.0: Escaping the edu-travelogue by Melanie McBride and I thought that both articles were pretty interesting. What I liked about McBride’s article is that it really emphasized self-teaching which I think is great ...

    Twisting up FML

    Hey everyone! So for my Firebug exercise I decided to use the FML website but make it F.R.I.E.N.D.S themed (the TV show). So each little story is written by a different character. I tried to base the stories around actual events that happened on the show. I had a lot of fun doing this and ...

    Updates on my final project

    Hey Everyone! I just wanted to update you guys on my plans for my final project. After thinking about it for a long time, I realized that I’ve really enjoyed visual and design activities that we’ve had to do for this class. I like that there’s a large variety to choose from and I have ...

    Five Minutes and Counting!

    Hey Guys! So for our 30-minute radio segment, my group and I decided to focus our discussion on an open ended question. We decided that the best topic to talk about is the parking situation on campus. We figured that this would be most ideal because everyone has something to say about it since it ...

    Thoughts on Radio and This American Life

    I really enjoyed listening to “Switched at Birth” on This American Life. The title of the episode immediately caught my attention because I had always if such things actually did happen at hospitals with newborns. As I began to listen to the radio show, I was shocked to hear that these girls that were taken ...

    Visual Storytelling: Troll Quotes

    Hey Guys! This week for my visual storytelling assignment I decided to do “Troll Quotes.” I remember seeing this option last week when we had to do one of these assignments but I didn’t understand exactly what they were asking. I re read the instructions again this week and everything finally made sense! So basically ...

    Thoughts about the final project

    Hey everyone! Ok, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do for the final project and I have a few ideas, I just don’t know if they’re the right one. I love movie editing, I just don’t know exactly what movie or clips I would be dealing with. I don’t know if ...

    Comments on: “The forgotten children of Africa: Voicing HIV and Aids orphans’ stories of bereavement: a narrative approach”

    Hey everyone! I just finished reading the article, “The forgotten children of Africa: Voicing HIV and Aids orphans’ stories of bereavement: a narrative approach” and I must say that it was quite impacting. The article is basically about young children who have lost their parents to HIV or AIDS and the stories that they tell ...

    Initial Thoughts About Web 2.0 Storytelling

    I found both of this week’s readings very insightful, especially the Web 2.0 Storytelling article. I completely agree with it when it explains how telling a story in the modern world is fairly easy especially when you are looking for a large audience to tell it to. Although storytelling over the web is extremely common ...

    Let It Snow!

    Hey everyone! Well since this is pretty much the first snow of the winter here in Fredericksburg, I decided to share a story about what I did in the snow exactly a year ago when we had that crazy blizzard. With all the snow that decided to pile up on campus, my friends and I ...

    My Animated GIF

    Hey guys! This is my animated GIF of The Simpsons, it didn’t come out exactly as I hoped. I had a hard time figuring out exactly how to make it and eventually I ended up using a site on the internet that did it for you after putting the pictures in. I took screen shots ...

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