1. @Markham_McFly

    Advice for future agents


    This was my first and only online class I have ever taken or will ever take. While I did enjoy my time, it wasn’t the experience I was necessarily looking for. To learn a lot in this online class, you need to make sure you are self-motivated enough to put …

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    Last week, I chose the topic of uncovering the mystery of who the double agent in ds106 is. For my final project, I went through posts from one of our classmates’ blogs to examine material that would raise flags. I used a software called Slidestory to create my work, and …

  3. @Markham_McFly

    Week 13: Final project plan


    For my final project, I plan on going with Item 1:

    Something is wrong in ds106! We have had several reports that there is a double-agent in our midst. Quite likely there is more than one. We must find out who they are before it’s too late. This may involve …

  4. @Markham_McFly

    Canva tutorial


    For my tutorial, I’m presenting how to use my go-to digital design platform; Canva.

    Dubbed “the poor man’s Photoshop” (by me), Canva has many useful features and is easily accessible because it is done on the internet rather than an application. After you go to Canva.com and login using Facebook …

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    I’m Ready For My Closeup


    In making this assignment, I learned more about Canva that I didn’t know about. I wasn’t aware I could crop and alter the transparency of images, which was exactly what I needed to do for this assignment. I took one of the most iconic spies of our generation, Carmen Cortez …

  6. @Markham_McFly

    James Panther, or Pink Bond?


    Below is a mashup of the James Bond and Pink Panther theme songs. I used the Youtbue doubler machine, which I had a lot of fun playing around with and will probably use more often. I wish I could clean it up a bit or add an ending time to …

  7. @Markham_McFly

    Movie poster mashup


    Fitting the spy theme, I did a mashup of James Bonds for an assignment from the assignment bank. I used Photoshop and it was pretty simple. If you notice, I made a slight alteration to the text at the top.


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    Psycho scene: video assignment


    For this assignment bank activity, my roommate helped me reenact the famous bathroom scene from Psycho, however in our kitchen. We had a lot of fun with it, up until the knife accidentally grazed  his head and I ended the video. No injury was caused, but I was very much …

  9. @Markham_McFly

    Movie mission: investigative reporting


    For the movie project, my friends and I worked on an interview with a local Fredericksburg barber.

    This was used for a video project for The Blue & Gray Press, UMW’s student newspaper, as well. I figured out a way to get it to work for both platform. Ethan, my …

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    1-second video assignment


    For the one-second video assignment, I took a quick video at track practice as we practiced going over steeplechase barriers. The hardest part of this was timing it to get what I needed in a one-second time frame. The other part was thinking of what I could tape for one …

  11. @Markham_McFly

    Next mission: borderline stalking


    A time-honored tradition at UMW is bench sitting. It’s the perfect cover for spying on your targets.

    Your mission: post up on a bench on campus and record passer-bys until your target is spotted. Once spotted, track his or her moments to establish a daily routine for the agency to …

  12. @Markham_McFly

    Video essay: Kingsman Church Fight


    When I read the assignment description, I knew exactly which scene I wanted to use. Kingsman has been my go-to movie for just about everything in this class and that won’t change any time soon.

    This scene put the movie over the top for me. As I was watching, I …

  13. @Markham_McFly

    Video show plan


    For our video show, we plan to do much of the same from what we did during our radio show, in that we are going to base it largely off of spy movies.

    In our radio show, we did matching games of spy songs and movies while spinning off into …

  14. @Markham_McFly

    What do you do?-Assignment


    For this, the clear answer was to run. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past eight years. As a result, the video is a little shaky, but I like giving the viewer a perspective of what I do. I wanted to film while I was running so I was …

  15. @Markham_McFly

    James Bond won’t drink his water


    A struggling alcohol, James Bond, tries to make the transition into drinking more water.

    This was really simple to do. I really wanted to implement the spy theme, and I had a water bottle with me, so the inspiration came pretty easy. I just recorded from my phone on the …

  16. @Markham_McFly

    World of Beer intern application


    So over the weekend, I worked on a video that conveniently lined up with the requirements of this assignments. The internship is for World of Beer, which hires four interns every year to travel the world over the summer so blog and tweet about their beer-drinking experiences.

    Naturally, I felt …

  17. @Markham_McFly

    Week 9 Summary


    Best of ds106 showcase:

    There was so much work to go through. I wish I could have spent more time going through these, or a more organized  way of finding specific assignments, but I feel like there are just so many sites being utilized for this class, it’s easy to …

  18. @Markham_McFly

    Radio show reflection


    The more shows I listen to, the more I realize how different our show was from everyone else’s. I guess that can be a good thing, but it worries me that we were thinking down a completely different path than everyone else.

    This is an example of one of those …

  19. @Markham_McFly

    Best of ds106 showcase


    There has been a lot of good work being done so far by the class. It kind of makes me feel bad about my work (not really) but still really good.

    This one called “Spy Phone Conversation” by Daniel Hawkins is great. It’s really simple and well done. My only …

  20. @Markham_McFly

    Connected Daily Creates


    1900 was a pivotal year in the world of sports, as the second ever modern Olympic games were held, giving a new emphasis to the world of sports. Garnering little media attention, the sports world was an innocent landscape filled with humble athletes:

    @ds106dc #tdc1900 Paris Olympics 1900. You think …

  21. @Markham_McFly

    Stepworks story: Pulp Fiction


    So I spent HOURS trying to figure out stepworks because it look much more interesting to me, but I don’t think I succeeded in my quest. I definitely made what I wanted and followed the instructions I was given, but the link doesn’t change and it goes back to the …

  22. @Markham_McFly

    Digital tool tutorial: Canva


    Canva is bae. Canva is life.

    I use Canva for most assignments for this class. It is so easy and simple to use. I’ve even used it to make custom Snapchat filters for events and such.

    When you start, Canva gives you options of layouts to choose from, depending on …

  23. @Markham_McFly



    I’ve always wondered what people use to make emails that look like this, and now I’m glad I do! To stick with the spy theme, I made an email from the government, warning them that all cameras are watching them. I used the website mentioned in the assignment listing, Vertical …

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