1. @k8lynclements

    Advice for the future…

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    You will not regret taking DS106. Do not drop this class! It may seem like it is going to be too much work at first, but it is fun. When I first received the email from Professor Bond warning us about the class, I will admit, I almost dropped it …

  2. @PamlanyeJordan

    The final weekly summary- Week 14

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    This is crazy fourteen weeks done, ds106 is over! This past week Alaina, Ashleigh, and I finalized our project! Our project continued our radio show theme and content.

    For our final project we created a tumblr that served as our radio show Distress Signal’s online news presence. This week we …

  3. @k8lynclements

    Mericful found her sidekick!

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    Merciful Mise en Place is in need of a sidekick! She is so busy helping people and tending to her food truck that she needs some help. She needs culinary help and someone that can protect her from villains when she is in the zone.

    She posted this hiring ad …

  4. @shleighduque

    Week Fourteen: Distress Signal News!

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    We had way too much fun with the final project.

    Alaina, Jordan and I immediately wrote our articles and filmed interviews after making an outline for the project. We created and customized a Tumblr page that provides background info and references our radio show. It was the perfect way to …

  5. @shleighduque

    DS106 Advice

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    So… you wanna be a ds106er? Let me tell you what it takes.

    First and foremost, you will need to commit to what you signed up for. The workload may be intimidating, and there may be weeks that leave you feeling exhausted, but you just have to make the effort. …

  6. @LilahKBB

    WEEK 14: Advice

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    I have enjoyed creating all different kinds of media this semester for this class. I especially enjoyed the audio week because I’m very into experimenting and listening to new music from around the world. Starting off this semester I dedicated a lot of time to each assignment but as time …

  7. @Hannah Woehrle

    “The Imitation Game” Movie Review

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    Well guys, it happened. I finally found a Benedict Cumberbatch movie that I don’t totally hate.

    It’s hard for me to admit, considering his brooding, loner, tortured genius characters are typically so obnoxious, but in this case, he made an incredibly convincing Alan Turing.

    The 2014 film, directed by Morten …

  8. @Hannah Woehrle

    Advice for Future DS106 Students

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    DS106 is an interesting course, and it can be a lot of fun if you approach it the right way, but it’s not an exaggeration when they say the work load it heavy. The work isn’t particularly difficult, but it is time consuming.

    The biggest piece of advice I have …

  9. @Ms_AmandaP

    Anti-Bullying Campaign

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    After he lost his powers, The Beast grew up to become an anti-bullying advocate and used his platform as a former superhero to spread the message of “everyone can do something to prevent bullying.” This “poster” was created to be shared across social media as a message from The Beast. …

  10. @Ms_AmandaP

    Is this the end?

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    Dear Journal,

     

    The other day at school I overheard someone talking about how they were shoved up against the lockers, so I planned on being there at the same time the next day. I showed up to confront the bullies expecting everything to be normal. But when I had …

  11. @Ms_AmandaP

    Advice

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    When reflecting on this course and thinking of the advice I would give to future ds 106ers, I think it would come down to time management. Assignments may seem simple when you first read them, but once you start them, issues begin to develop and the assignment can become way …

  12. @OliviaBreler

    Advice from someone who knows better…

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    Don’t drop this class because you get scared from all the warnings about the workload!

    Don’t get me wrong, it is a pretty heavy workload for a 100-level class, but if you just plan a little bit and you stick with it, it’s going to be the best online class …

  13. @OliviaBreler

    Week 14

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    So this is my weekly summary, post final crisis project. I had a lot of fun making it, and it might be a little cheesy with the special effects but I had a lot of fun making this and I thought it turned out pretty cool. I’m beyond amazed by …

  14. @OliviaBreler

    The final crisis

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    Charlie and Nathan are on the road to Raleigh, North Carolina. They are laughing and singing along to whatever is on the radio. It’s been a slow week, Charlie has been itching for something to do but everything has been suspiciously calm. They are heading to North Carolina to check …

  15. @courtkneelane

    Final Crisis assignment

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    For my final project, I am working alone and I’ve decided to create an event in which I am introducing a new villain as the nemesis of Safety Stan.

    I will be planning the event through a web based assignment and Pinterest board. I’ve also decided that I will do …

  16. @courthardy2018

    Final Weekly Summary

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    As I sit down to write this final weekly summary, I can’t help but to look back on this semester and think of how quickly it flew by. I feel like just yesterday I was looking at the course syllabus, overwhelmed by the expectations of this class that I quickly …

  17. @courthardy2018

    Adventures of the Sapient Shadows

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    A long time ago in Fredericksville far, far away, the Sapient Shadows were created. Who are these mysterious heroes? How did they get their superpowers? Will they save the students of the University of Mary Washington? Read on to find out.

    You’ve met Morph Shadow, but have you met Neptune …

  18. @girlycurlyfries

    here’s some advice

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    The beginning of this class was definitely overwhelming. For one, this was my first go at an online course. Understanding the necessary requirements, and needed accounts via many readings is what began the worries. But during the course of understanding the structure and how to complete a weeks worth of …

  19. @melseykooring

    DS106 Advice (Week Fourteen):

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    DS106 Advice

    Ah, so you are a new member of the ds106 community? Well get ready for one hell of a ride! This course contains a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. However, those blood, sweat, and tears are accompanied with many personal accomplishments and newly learned abilities. If you …

  20. @PamlanyeJordan

    DS106 Advice Post

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    Before taking this class you need to understand that although it is an online class and it has a lot of fun and creative components it is extremely time consuming. You must dedicate around 4-6 hours a week to completing the various assignments due at the end of every week. …

  21. @courthardy2018

    A Tip of Advice…

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    Hello, future ds106 students! Before I go into any advice I have to offer you all, I just want to say that you should not drop this course. At first, it may seem like a lot but as someone who took this course on top of their research seminar, I …

  22. @LilahKBB

    WEEK 14: Final Project

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    We have finished early on our project because we did not know that there wasn’t anything due over break so we planned and organized it around getting it done this Friday. The as we were looking over the assignment again we realized that we had another week to work on …

  23. @8footbullshark

    Week 13 Progress Report

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    For my final project, my superhero Brantford Titansworth will save Fredericksburg from disaster after the iconic bridge collapses due to unforeseen circumstances. There is a train scheduled to pass over within the hour, and nothing can be done to stop the ultimate nightmare…except for Brantford. My hero possesses an insurmountable …

  24. @8footbullshark

    Final Crisis

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    For my “final crisis” I originally found myself somewhat confused on the assignment, I was unsure what exactly I was supposed to come up with but based on the description it will be a combination which touches on all aspects of what we have worked with during class; audio, video, …

  25. @TristenStevens3

    DS106 Week 13 progress report

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    Week 13 is the start of the final projects.  I am in a group with Eric Dorman and for our final crisis for the superheroes we made (Tech and Mellow Man), they are going to try to stop a time traveling villain which brings them back to the medieval times.  …

  26. @girlycurlyfries

    final crisis // distress signal is back

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    For this project, I decided a group project would be an efficient way to end the semester. Although I have so many other projects to worry about, I think that splitting up the work with a group will benefit us all. I chose to reach out to the Distress Signal …

  27. @Eric Dorman

    Final Crisis Progress report

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    I’ve teamed up with Tristan Stevens to create a story where out heroes chase a time traveling villain across time to a medieval/fantasy past where the heroes and villains of the time are duking it out.

    We will present this story as a video where a talking character is represented …