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    Final Course Reflection

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    Me as a learner

    My first couple of weeks in this class was filled with some apprehension, uncertainty , and fear that I might  struggle to complete the required work  properly. I have taken a couple of hybrid classes in the past;  but this is the first 100% online class …

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    Digital Story critique: The Journey

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    This week I have decided to look for an inspirational Digital Story to critique. The Journey, despite being very short in length (only 3 minutes 30 seconds) is filled with lessons that can benefit our youth today. I think this is a very good story to share with our …

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    Week 11 and 12 reflections.

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    Self-reflections on my learning 

     

    I was able to complete all my assignments for this week in a timely manner. For instance, my Daily Create for this week is completed a lot earlier than the ones from previous weeks. The feeling of relief I experienced made me decide to work …

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    Reflection on Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling

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    The main insights for the article are as follows:

    step 1: Owning your insights

    It is interesting to gather from  reading step 1  that while the memory of the event  does not change, the storyteller’s perspective and the personal meaning evolve over time based on the storyteller’s own experiences …

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    Digital Story critique: Akon solar power in Africa

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    Akon is known by most people  in the US  as a singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor. But for some people in the African rural areas, he is a kind of  prophet coming back to his people with the gift of light.  Akon Lighting Africa is a project …

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    Digital Story critique: Slavery in modern-day Mauritania

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    The Educause website defines Digital Storytelling as being “…the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component.”  This 2:11 minutes video carries a very strong message to the world who should be aware of the …

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    Daily Create: Visual – Superhero: REDFACE

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    From the assignment bank I chose as a Daily Create the following:

    Name your superhero, mix and match costumes of all your favorite Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine, customize face, hair, and other features. Tell us how the will save the world. 

    My superhero redface is a …

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    Daily Create: Visual – Hybrid

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    From the visual bank I chose to do the following assignment:

    Combine two or more animals or plants to create a new creature. Use GIMP or other photoshop program to combine the images of animal. When your done post it in to your blog with some description of your new …

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    Response to The Evolution of the Digital Storytelling Practice

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    Even though  I did not encounter many buzzwords, unique vocabulary, this article is very insightful to any storytelling student. It shows how the stories he was listening to while growing up shaped Lambert into the great Digital Storytelling specialist he has become. Like he himself said in the chapter,  about …

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    Response to Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT

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    While looking for a piece of digital storytelling related article to read this week, I found  Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT. 

    Here is the link to the document http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/08/18/digital-storytelling-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not/

    I was not disappointed after reading the article because I have gained valuable insights about what …

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    Daily create: Mash up day.

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    On October 12, 1920

    Georges Carpentier became the first-ever French world champion boxer, by KO’ing Levinsky. The fight took place in Jersey City and the American boxer  was knocked out in the fourth round.

    October  12,1960

    Nikita Khrushchev throws a tantrum at the United Nations

    The Russian leader removes his …

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    Week 7 Self-Reflection of learning

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    My interest for this course is getting bigger and bigger with time. At first I was a little nervous about my ability to fulfill all the requirements of the class when I read all the new tools I would have to use  in order to complete my assignments; tools that …

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    Digital Story Critique: My Hero

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    The digital story I chose to work with this week was posted by a student as a final for her writing class.  It is a tribute to her grandma who is a very important figure in her life. This video is a strong example of the big impact our grandparents …

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    How to make a “Tukussu ngalam”

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    From the assignment bank this week I have chosen to put together a How to video following the directions below:

    For this assignment you are to make a tutorial video. It doesn’t have to be anything specific, just any type of “how to” or life hack video. Or, to make …

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    Meissa Samba 2016-09-29 23:31:39

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    I have chosen to work this week with a digital story on Social Justice. This topic of Social Justice is of paramount importance specially for an educator like myself who is serving in an very diverse community. The student body at my school is predominantly  composed of Hispanic and African …

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    Response to Digital Storytelling in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Digital Storytelling in the Foreign Language Classroom is the article I read this week for my response to a piece of digital storytelling related scholarship.

    Below is the link to the article:

    http://files.campus.edublogs.org/blog.nus.edu.sg/dist/7/112/files/2012/07/Digital-Storytelling-in-the-Foreign-Language-Classroom_editforpdf-2jxajft.pdf

    The article contains valuable insights, and information that can help any novice user get a better understanding …

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    Digital Story critique

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    Today I have decided to connect back to my focal theme of working to make my household in Senegal self-sufficient. That’s why I have chosen to watch and critique the following Digital Story entitled Immigration from Senegal to Spain.  I personally have a brother, nephews, cousins and several friends who …

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    Response to Music Remix in the Classroom

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    Even though I have heard the term music remix many times before, I now get a better understanding of what it really is, after reading these two chapters. If I thought that remixers were not doing anything but copying someone else’s work, now I understand that “a musician’s interpretation of …

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    Audio assignment – Meeting Denzel Washington

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    From the assignment bank I chose to work with the meeting one about meeting your favorite celebrities. I love Denzel Washington’s movies for the fact that they usually are based on true stories (Hurricane, Malcolm X, Cry Freedom, Antoine Fisher, Remember the Titans, etc.) So I would want Denzel to …

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    Digital Story critique: Muhammad Ali

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    As a tribute to “The Greatest” and “The Handsomest” boxer that has left us recently, I have chosen this week to critique a Digital story about the life of Muhammad Ali. The life of Ali can constitute a big source of inspiration for  our youth today. They can learn to …

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