1. @tifamonster

    From the Child of Immigrants


    All week I wondered what story can I possibly tell? At first I thought why not bring all of the assignments I have worked on all semester into one story and create the story of what #ds106 means to me, but after carefully considering this all week I decided that …

  2. @liamcaudill

    Week 14 Summary/Progress Report



    Time to report my progress! The idea of my final project is as follows: I’m going to take the character Guts, from Berserk (a manga I’ve referenced and utilized multiple times during this semester) and chart his arc, character progression, information, etc, by creating an interactive website using free …

  3. @CadillacezMedia

    Backup Phone Conversation


    Here is a phone conversation between Buck Smith and his good friend, Jimbo, about teaming up to go to Train Man Inc. to arrest Crazy Joe because it is thought that there will be much resistance if this company was evil enough to hire a man to shoot a innocent …

  4. @aslupek40

    Final Project Progress Report


    This week I have mostly done preliminary work for my project and plan to put together the assignments within the next week.

    My plan for my assignment is to create a digital story of the life of Andy the Bank Robber and his final moments before he got caught by …

  5. @CadillacezMedia

    Train Man Inc.


    As Buck investigated the letter he noticed that it was sent by the Train Man Inc. Security team to Crazy Joe Shooter that was addressed at being delivered just an hour ago. The letter read “Thank You Mr. Shooter for helping us with our Indian problem by striking fear into …

  6. @CadillacezMedia

    Splashing Color Raid


    After gathering evidence about the suspect, Buck had his gun ready as he entered the residence of Crazy Joe Shooter, expecting a full blown shootout. But it never came. Crazy Joe wasn’t there like Buck thought he would be, and the place looked like no one had been living there …

  7. @CadillacezMedia

    2016 NBA Mock Draft (Pre-Lottery)


    1. Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons SF/PF, LSU


    2. Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram SF/SG, Duke

    3. Boston Celtics (via Brooklyn Nets): Dragan Bender PF/C, Croatia

    4. Phoenix Suns: Jaylen Brown SF, California

    5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Henry Ellenson PF, Marquette


    6. New Orleans Pelicans: Jamal Murray SG, Kentucky


    7. Denver Nuggets …

  8. @kelsfords106

    CAC’s as told by…. Week 14..Progress Report


    One of the biggest moments/ highlights of my year was winning the Capital Athletic Conference Championship as a part of the women’s basketball team here at UMW. An event I have talked about in assignments before because it was so memorable. That is why for my final project, I am …

  9. @CadillacezMedia

    2016 NFL Mock Draft


    1. Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff QB, California

    2. Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz QB, North Dakota State

    3. San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil OT, Ole Miss

    4. Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey CB/S, Florida State

    5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Joey Bosa DE, Ohio State

    6. Baltimore Ravens: DeForest Buckner DE, Oregon

    7. …

  10. @chrissy_gaul

    Progress Report


    I have decided  to do an instructional website as my final project.  I will use the website itself as a media of design. I will use tutorials with video. Audio will be included in the voice over for my instruction. I will also use photography to help demonstrate tools and …

  11. @lmccuist0

    Do These, Danny Keys!


    Here it is, the first part of the final project!

    So far I’ve spent this week brainstorming ideas, picking out assignments to help guide my story, and writing out the basic plot. My goal for this story is to make it interactive, and since it relates to my character, I …

  12. @NatalieCPSC106

    Talie’s Wild Western Adventures!


    I believe that this final project is a great way for me to showcase in one assignment the different forms of media I have learned how to use this semester. I feel throughout this course I have learned a great deal on how to utilize the values that are provided …

  13. @jsteele_ds106

    Were going on a trip!


    Carlee and I have decided to incorporate our characters for this project. At first we couldn’t think of anything to do but after looking at other assignments we came up with the idea to do a cross country road trip. Our road trip will of course start in Fredericksburg, where …

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

    One Last Ride for Bonnie & Agnus


    We’re not riding off into the sunset JUST yet. Bonnie Sue and her best friend, Agnus have some unfinished business to tend to before they separate.

    What is that, you may ask? A CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIP!

    They’ve already moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia together from Tombstone, Arizona — but before they …

  15. @julianna_proc

    My Final Project is Going to be a Disaster


    This week we were instructed to start thinking of our final project. This project has to include four different types of media to tell a story. I see a lot of people doing projects with their characters and a western theme, but to be honest I am over my character. …

  16. @lmccuist0

    I Have an Idea!


    After receiving the instructions for our final project (and getting some other final projects out of the way), I started thinking about ways to tell a good, multimedia story based around my character. At first, I had no idea where to start aside from looking through the various assignments we …

  17. @wildwebds106

    Sally: The Gal of the East


    Throughout this entire semester my character Sally has told you her stories of the West as well as of the East. For this final project I will be telling her story of why she is now officially a Gal of the East. She loves the West and will always have …

  18. @marsbars610

    Final Paper Progress


    For our final project we are supposed to create a story through four different medias. I am thinking of keeping the same theme I have talked about with my character. While I probably won’t incorporate my character, I am going to write about a love story. A story about a …

  19. Gorgon Chest

    Week 9: Summary


    This week I ran over a lot of new things for my character. There’s new characters, new places, and a lot of history for humanity. I’m not a big fan of aliens and feel that it takes some special consideration to add aliens into a story and have it be …

  20. @CadillacezMedia

    Week 13: Web Mayhem


    This week was the worst week when it came to stress and schoolwork, because professors want to have every group assignment/15 page essays due at the same exact time. So this week I was dealing with high pressure assignments not just in Digital Storytelling. But I was able to push …

  21. @skyhiser

    Week 13: Not your grandpa’s internet anymore.


    Every time that I am inclined to do so, I am amazed, or maybe appalled, at what the internet has become. Instead, in this case, of coming across tumblr or 4chan, there was a few pleasant surprises. I did not complete all the assignments that I found interesting, but I …

  22. @skyhiser

    Google Trains Late. Lost.


    This assignment is to, using google translate, find something that does not translate well across languages and give some thought to it. Given the western theme of the class, I thought I might take it just a step further, and since many western saying are idioms, mix them up and …

  23. @CadillacezMedia

    Google Translate Fail


    In this 2 star assignment, I had to find a website that was in a foreign language and laugh at how awful the translation is when pressing the translate to English button using Google Chrome. This was pretty easy assignment because I already had an idea what website I was …

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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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