1. Gorgon Chest

    Building a Hard of Hearing Robot…


    This was a combination of two little vehicles. My original idea was to create a virtual University of Mary Washington in the game Minecraft. This however was very ambitious and when I started I quickly found out that it was too big of an undertaking all things considered. We had …

  2. @mezzmello

    Final Project


    I created a map for my final project. It showcases eight places where my character stayed throughout his life along with one connecting line.

    Each stop and the connecting line has a haiku associated with it. These haikus elaborate a little more about actions my character took at that point. …

  3. @mezzmello

    Thoughts for a Future ds106er


    What a busy semester it’s been. In between regular classes I’ve been working on ds106. And I learned quite a lot. One thing I learned is: don’t underestimate all level one hundred classes.

    Most level one hundred classes I’ve taken have been screw around classes, meaning I didn’t try and …

  4. @https://twitter.com/cbudd_ds106

    To the Future of DS106….


    Hello all!

    If you’re reading this, I am guessing that you are taking Ds106. First of all, congratulations! You are making the choice to broaden your knowledge in the digital world. Second of all, buckle down. While this is an online class and alot of other online classes are pretty …

  5. @jsteele_ds106

    Future ds106 students:


    To all future ds106 students:


    Don’t let people scare you away by saying that its too much work because in reality its not. Its the same amount of work you would have if you took a MWF class, expect it’s all just due…
  6. @jsteele_ds106

    Our Last Rodeo


    For the final project I decided to collaborate with Carlee and we planned a road trip cross country for after graduation! The four types of assignments that we used were design, audio, video and web. I really enjoyed doing this as my last assignment and had so much fun creating …

  7. @NatalieCPSC106

    Week 15-The Final Summary


    This week, for our final project, we were to create a story using some of the different forms media we learned about this semester. I chose to revolve my story around my created western character, Talie. I felt this was a great way to tie everything we learned about this …

  8. @NatalieCPSC106

    Talie’s Wild West Adventures!


    The final assignment for this semester was to tell a story using multiple forms of media such as video, design, audio, visuals, web, etc. I felt this final project was a great way to tie together all of the different aspects of media I learned about throughout the semester. As …

  9. @NatalieCPSC106

    Fundraiser Event Poster


    I decided to complete this assignment so I could incorporate it into my final project story. In my story, my created western character, Talie, is feeling down and looking for things to do to change her daily routine. She recently came across an advertisement for a running marathon that would …

  10. @NatalieCPSC106

    Event Advertisement


    I decided to complete this assignment so I would be able to include it in my Final Project story. I am revolving my story around my created western character, Talie. In this story, Talie has become bored of her everyday routine and has not felt like her normal self because …

  11. @marsbars610

    Dear Future Students


    I took this class spontanously because it sounded really cool and really fun, but here are things I learned along the way…..

    Don’t put things off for Friday!!! – I’m telling you its not fun The assignment banks are so fun, do the ones that interest you the most because…
  12. @marsbars610

    Never stop dreaming


    Day 1:


    I moved out West to make a new life for myself, I have never felt like I belonged in the Hampton’s. My heart just yearned for a different adventure than the one I was born in. I am a dreamer, and once I set my mind on …

  13. @stherria1

    The final idea (draft)


    I have to come up with a story, something that I can use as a final project. What better story to use other than my western character I have been working on this semester! I’m not that creative of an individual, so having a character with a background already created …

  14. @tifamonster

    Dear Future #ds106 Students…


    You have enrolled in possibly one of the best courses available at UMW! Congratulations!

    You’re probably wondering what the heck is #ds106? If you were like me, you might of just enrolled in the class because it fit a general education requirement and it’s online, which is a plus because …

  15. @tifamonster

    Progress Report #2


    Last week I introduced my idea for the final project and laid out what I wanted to do. This week I have gone further into depth by creating my project. I stated I wanted to use visual, writing, web, and video to go about creating it. This week I am …

  16. @julianna_proc

    The End is Near


    The end of the semester is near and end is near in my final DS106 project which encompasses a major disaster in the western world. I hope you all enjoy my project! It was a great semester!

    One Sunday, April 25th the morning was like any other. The sky was …

  17. @NatalieCPSC106

    My advice to future ds106 students


    Future DS106 students,

    I found this course, Computer Science 106, to be very insightful and practical in that I have learned many skills that I can apply to my personal life, as well as my parents’ business. There are many benefits provided by taking this course, but there are just …

  18. @wildwebds106

    For future reference…


    This is my advice to any future students of DS106!

     Do NOT procrastinate!!! EVER! You will regret it if you do. Try and complete the daily creates right when you get a new weeks worth of assignments. It’s more stressful putting them off last minute. Don’t be afraid to ask…
  19. @wildwebds106

    This is Sally.


    Howdy everyone! My name is Sally “Shot” Winderson and I am going to tell you the story about how I became a Gal of the East through the reasons why I love this place. Well if you ever read my tiny little background at the very beginning of this semester …

  20. @julianna_proc

    Final Project Progress: Week 2


    Progress has been made and no tears shed… yet. Before talking about my progress and how it is going, if you want to hear about what I plan on doing more in detail you can visit here.

    What I have done as of now is type up the complete …

  21. @julianna_proc

    Take My Advice


    This week being our final week we had to do two big things; our final project and then write a blog post of advice for future students taking DS106. Below if some advice I want to give future students:

    Before going into this course you should know it is extremely …

  22. @lmccuist0

    Making Progress in Sound


    I spent a good chunk of this weekend writing like mad, but I sat down and got some audio work done, as well. I was really excited to put together some more sound clips (since that has definitely been my favorite thing to do so far this semester), and I …

  23. @skyhiser

    The Deal: Final Project Progress


    So, the underlying plan for my final project, the basis for the story, is the inklewriter choose your own adventure type story.  This week, I began to compose the story, but found that keeping all the threads and possible outcomes in my head, and even deciding them one at a …

  24. @CadillacezMedia

    Week 14: Final Project Part 1


    This week, I started doing all the assignments involved with creating my final project of finishing the story about my created character of Buck Smith tracking down Crazy Joe Shooter after there was evidence that pointed to Crazy Joe being the person that shot Mr. Blackhawk. Over the next two …

  25. @its_kellbell

    The Final Product


    I’ve been thinking about the final project throughout the week and trying to figure out what I want to do. I was watching some SVU and How To Get Away With Murder, and thought that it would be cool to do a murder mystery type thing with a twist.

    To …

DS106 West (UMW Spring 2016)

Blogs for the DS106 (CPSC 106) course at University of Mary Washington taught by Paul Bond.

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  1. Week 14: Happy Trails

    by John Starr, from Rangers Comics #54 http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=418

    So here we are in the last weeks of the semester, about to ride off in the sunset of Western106. It’s been a great ride, and everyone should be proud of all the work they’ve done. I really appreciate the consistent creative …

  2. Week 13: The Wild Wild Web

    4/8/16 – 4/15/16

    For this week’s adventure, we’re going to play with web storytelling. This should be fun. I am going to quote extensively from the Open ds106 Course:

    In this unit we move to a different kind of storytelling, one that uses the space of existing web sites …

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