1. @NickSebenaler

    Advice for Future Students


    If you are a new student or just enrolled in ds106 you are probably wondering what it will be like and how to get an A. In this post I will go over what you will expect to do during the class and some tips to help you get a …

  2. @TomWorfolk1

    Final Project


    The Hotel

    Scene one

    Time Log 6:00pm 4/10/2017

    *Agent Frank Underwood returns home from the office distraught, thinking about all the hours of training and studying to become an agent, and for what? He was working a glorified 9-5 desk job in a cubicle on 32nd street in downtown D.C. …

  3. @mingea

    Agent Mac Fixing it all


    Agent Mac here..

    Maria normally does these posts but this is a special occasion. The Russians and the Canadians are going to attack the United States and the Directorite has put me in charge of the mission to stop it. I don’t know why they chose me. I don’t even …

  4. @TomWorfolk1

    Week 14 Summary


    It truly is amazing that the semester has gone by this quickly! In all honesty my perception of the class changed 180 since the first week. It started off as a class that just had a lot of work to something of a release for me from my other class …

  5. @TomWorfolk1



    DS106 Fall Class of 2017,

    Really there is no need to panic! Yes, there is a lot of work that you will have to complete for the semester but please do not get discouraged. Once you get the hang of all of the digital mediums that this class requires than …

  6. @mjryanonline

    Advice for future students


    Hello fellow student, I am here to give you some advice for your ds106 course that you have enrolled in. First I would like to say that this course is super fun, but you only get out of it what you put in. If you love being creative, artistic, and …

  7. @yjangabc

    Dear prospective ds106 students…


    Hello and welcome to ds106, a computer class like you’ve never known before. Are you feeling intimidated after reading the class requirements and expectations? Don’t worry, I too was apprehensive about this class and wondered if I would be able to make it. While the assignments do take time, and …

  8. @Samantha_Levy7

    Future Student Advice


    My advice for any future students would be to organize and do not procrastinate. Procrastination was often my biggest downfall. The information and the assignments aren’t hard or complicated but sometimes there is a lot of work thats assigned for the week, so waiting till Thursday night or Friday to …

  9. @mjryanonline

    Final Mission Weekly Summary


    I knew this week was going to be a rough one for me due to finals and wrapping up the semester so I decided to get a jump on this weeks work ASAP. I really had fun with this project, and the freedom of it made it one of the …

  10. @mjryanonline

    Final Mission Completed


    This is an official brief from your superiors on the actions comprised in the last week revolving around the top secret mission that our agency was involved in. Although our mission has been completed we are still tying up loose ends and therefore this is still to be classified as …

  11. @tmckenzierich

    Project Idea


    For now I am still working on a “theme” per se other than a general mystery or something cliche.  I think for media and what not I want to leave clues for the story line through youtube videos and tweets on twitter.  From there I’m thinking of recording a voice …

  12. @yjangabc

    Time is going and going…


    This week’s assignments were a little confusing to me but I tried to do whatever I can with it, starting with the Twitter poll. Last Sunday, I had to ask questions about Agent Robert Reynolds or Moncure. The results are shown here. In total, there were 3 questions asked …

  13. @megancarey95

    Week 13


    This week, I worked with Agent Roderick Rush in coming up with ideas for our final ds106 mission. For this project, we are using the prompt that Professor Bond has been working with the Russians, and in our mission we plan to find out why and what he’s doing. Each …

  14. @coleohodges

    Twitter Poll Analysis


    One of the assignments this week in DS106 was to create and respond to Twitter polls created about our Secret Agent characters. Each day of the week, different students were assigned to create polls about certain characters in the course for the rest of the class to answer. The polls …

  15. @k_heflin

    Final Mission Update



    Well the time has come. We all know Canada and Russia have been conspiring against us all along. President Trump was planted specifically for this purpose. He can try to deny his Russian contacts all he wants but we know the truth. It all goes down next week. The …

  16. @UMWdan

    Final Project Outline


    This is an outline of what my final project will be and a direction that I will take it. For this assignment I will be using item 1 and item 2.  The overall format of this project will be a video, and throughout a video the agent (me) finds different …

  17. @NickSebenaler

    Progress Report


    In this blog post I am going to talk about my progress and plan of action for the final project. My plan is to go with item 2.

    We have unconfirmed reports that Canada is up to something, so we are looking to defuse the potential situation. Are they conspiring …

  18. @A_marillo

    The Final Mission


    Throughout the weeks prior, we been tasked to think of ideas of a mission that would be made during the final weeks. Now the final week has come and we been given four mission that we could choose from. The final mission includes using three media forms from the list …

  19. @Markham_McFly

    Week 13: Final project plan


    For my final project, I plan on going with Item 1:

    Something is wrong in ds106! We have had several reports that there is a double-agent in our midst. Quite likely there is more than one. We must find out who they are before it’s too late. This may involve …

  20. @NickSebenaler

    Poll Results


    Here are the results for the polls I created about our fellow agents.

    How did Special Agent GO's father make create a fortune from international business? #ds106 #SpecialAgentGo

    — Nicholas Sebenaler (@NickSebenaler) April 21, 2017

    The final results suggest that Special Agent GO’s father is an international banker. I was …

  21. @slotaheather

    Final Project Plans


    First, the mission that I am going to complete is Item 3.

    “Several agents were appear to have been interviewed by The Directorate. We have a report that they know who all of our agents are. We know they have a foothold on campus. And we have a report that …

  22. @UMWdan

    Poll Results


    On monday I was tasked with creating twitter poll a secret agent. The agents I could choose from were Ben Aggos, Charles Finch (Rubiks Tilbit), Mac Plaia (Cobra), Kate “The Marksman” Jones, and Lynn Harris (Agent Reveal). I chose to make a poll about Ben Aggos. His agent profile shows …

  23. @mingea

    Final Mission


    For my final mission, I have decided to do Item number 2. “We have unconfirmed reports that Canada is up to something, so we are looking to defuse the potential situation. Are they conspiring with the Russians? It may seem preposterous, but consider the facts: They’re both vast and brutally …

  24. @wbschd

    Final Project Check-In: Week 1


    As shown in the Google Doc for my group of two, which includes myself and Cole Hodges, we’re planning on using 2-3 of the item ideas for our project. This week, we heavily annotated the Items Agenda provided to the class within the doc, and I additionally made an initial …

  25. @k_heflin

    Tweet Tweet!



    This week all of the agents had to create Twitter polls based on the other agents characters and then participate in the polls created by others. Even though the class uses Twitter a lot, I’m still very new to it and don’t really know how it works so this …

UMW Spring 2017 Paul Bond

Welcome to Paul Bond's Fall 2017 Digital Storytelling Course at UMW

Current Assignment

  1. The Final Curtain

    BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front):  From this course, I gained a tremendous amount of capabilities to tell stories in the digital world but also left a lot on the table. 

    When I first started the semester, there was a wide, open space in my mind, not knowing what I’d be …

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