1. cogdog

    Open Lab Week 6: Designing, GIMPing

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    Our schedule is a bit turned around with this week’s ds106 show taking place Thursday; tonight’s lab door was opened request of Nancy, who was having a few challenges with GIMP. We worked through a few basics, using Google to search for PNG image we could then do some...
  2. cogdog

    Week 6: It’s All Designed

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    We’ve wrapped up our week on visual storytelling and photography, and this week we’re diving into design. It’s not always clear where the line is, but design storytelling involves more creating and modifying in graphics software program, and focuses on key characteristics of color, form, shape, typography, etc. ...
  3. cogdog

    Group Project Radio Shows Details

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    Each student will work in a group (comprised of 4-5 students) to write, produce and record a radio show around a theme. These should show the forms and characteristics of the radio shows you listened to in week 4, and demonstrate...
  4. cogdog

    ds106 Show Week 5: Visual Storytelling

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    It’s our week for visual storytelling so definitely we are back to the television studio for a visual show this week. This week’s show was held Monday, February 11, at 4:30pm EST (check for local time). The studio was crowded as we had UMW student cohosts Sarah,...
  5. cogdog

    Week 5: Telling Stories in Photos

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    cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by ROSS HONG KONG In doing ds106 Daily Creates you’ve already been using photography and drawing skills, plus you’ve had some practice on doing visual stories from our introduction to...
  6. cogdog

    ds106 Show: Week 4 It’s Audio

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    The ds106 show is jumping waves this week! First, this week’s show is scheduled for Monday, February 4 at 4:30pm, and features our first student co-hosts. Amber and Nancy plus former student Daniel. But we also are jumping media, since this week we are focusing on listening to audio...
  7. cogdog

    Week Four: Introduction to Audio- Listening First

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    This week in ds106 we’re going to be diving into our first storytelling genre: audio. Working with sound can be a bit daunting and unfamiliar, so we’ll be easing you into it this week. Nearly all previous ds106 students start here dreading this media, and in a few weeks they...
  8. cogdog

    ds106 Show: Week 3 Episode

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    Can you believe bootcamp is over? We celebrate this week on the the ds106 show with a show all about exploring storytelling, with a few special guests from the internet. Here is the full, archived show. Wow was it packed! Great discussion, student participation This week we review the...
  9. cogdog

    Week 3: What Mean Ye Digital Story?

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    cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by gogoloopie Storytelling… it’s part of the title this course, and you likely have some idea what it means from your own childhood. This week we will explore storytelling in the framing of what you...
  10. cogdog

    Open Lab Week 2

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    cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by tk-link Among the beakers and titrations, I will be reviewing the wordpress theme, plugin, and widget modifications students are exploring this week. Then I will crack open the dangerous chemicals and create some...
  11. cogdog

    Week 2: Getting Through Bootcamp

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    Congratulations! You’ve officially completed your first week of ds106 bootcamp. You should be proud of your accomplishments. This week, we’ll be continuing to work our way through the ds106 obstacle course as you work further on customizing your blogs, wrap your heads around the wonderful world of tagging, make email...
  12. cogdog

    From the Open Lab: Week 1

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    This video recording is the first Open Lab session for week 1 of ds106, Spring 2013. In the hour, I covered the set up of subdomains on UMW Domains, installing WordPress, and some basic wordpress skills of creating categories, changing the blog name, setting permalink structure, quick editing posts,...
  13. cogdog

    Drop in for ds106 Open Lab

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    cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by mbecher As another open resource for my UMW students, but open to anyone who is taking on ds106, I am trying a concept of an online open laboratory. Each week...
  14. cogdog

    ds106 Show: Week 1 Episode

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    This was the launch of the show, not everything quite worked technology wise (see below), but the participation, discussion, idas from new students was fantastic. I had thought I could push out YouTube videos for everyone to see in Google Hangout, but it seems to require viewers to install the...
  15. cogdog

    Week 1: Are You Ready For ds106 Bootcamp?

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    Attention new ds106 recruits! Welcome to ds106. The first two weeks of the Spring 2013 course at the University of Mary Washington is basic training for what you will need to survive thrive in the rest of this course. In fact, you will not be able to proceed beyond week...
  16. cogdog

    ds106 Work That in[SPIRE]s

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    This is something we usually ask our students to do near the end of the semester that we did not do for Fall of 2012… and in fact, I think its best done outside the scope of the class. It’s also something that any interested person who looks at,...
  17. Martha

    DS106 Means Never Having to Say Good-Bye

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    In seventeen minutes and forty-seven seconds, Alan and Martha wrap-up this fall’s edition of ds106. Watch the video for a recap of Remix/Mashup as well as some information and tips about the activities and projects of the final two weeks.

ds106 in[SPIRE]