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  1. Jeffrey McClurken

    Movie Poster for My DS106 Website

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    This design assignment to make a movie poster for your website appealed to me on many levels (not least of which is the many years I spent working in movie theatres and collecting movie posters). Having titled my site a DS106 Odyssey, I started looking for sailing ships, thinking of the original tale by Homer. ...
  2. Jeffrey McClurken

    Slide Guy Visits the Sphinx

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    This is another Visual Assignment.  I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join in on the fun of placing the image of DTLT’s own Tim Owens in an unlikely spot. I immediately thought of the pyramids, though I’m not sure why.  But then I found this great image from Flickr User wilhemja of the pyramids and ...
  3. Jeffrey McClurken

    Daily Create Updates

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    Catching up from a long DS106 absence…. TDC 153 — Take a picture of an old building and make it look older with filters. This is Parson Weems’s house (of Washington and cherry tree fame). We visited this house, originally built in the 1740s, in March when it was up for auction. [More about the ...
  4. Jeffrey McClurken

    Creative Commons Poster

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    I found the assignment to create a CC poster more difficult than I imagined, especially after struggling a bit with the Postcard assignment. The assignment here was: Use creative commons licensed images to design a poster about how groovy Creative Commons is! Use a tool like Compfight to find creative commons licensed images in flickr (be sure ...
  5. Jeffrey McClurken

    Postcards–A Legoland/Minecraft Mashup

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    So, after nearly three weeks away for a conference (and panel comment), a new talk for a Civil War Round Table, and a family trip to California, I’ve finally returned to DS106 work.  These means that I’m woefully behind as the rest of the class has moved into audio assignments.  I’ll catch up as I ...
  6. Jeffrey McClurken

    Visual Assignment 1 — An Album Cover

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    An Album Cover — DS106 Assignment here So here’s something fun for everyone to do, should be quick and easy, but try to make it pretty. First, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:RandomThe title of the article is now the name of your band. Swiss Emigration to Russia is my band name   Next, go here: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 Go to ...
  7. Jeffrey McClurken

    A DS106 Minecraft Tale, the Beginning

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    So, it’s my first full day in Minecraft and, as the blue, fuzzy rain comes down into my blocky, multi-substance home (for which I neglected to build a roof), I’d thought I’d begin a list of lessons learned on the first day. Be aware of the ecosystem you’re heading into. I dove right in to ...
  8. Jeffrey McClurken

    Daily Creates — Moon and Motion

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    Daily Create 139 Take a photo of (or something that represents) the moon. The Moon…Is Cheese     Daily Create 140 Take a picture that represents quickness or motion. Time Flying [Wishing I had a tripod for this one.... Used HDR-ish effect in Picasa helped clean it up and contrast the clock from the pendulum.]
  9. Jeffrey McClurken

    Daily Create–Face Trace

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    So, here’s where my lack of knowledge about image editing and annotating programs is revealed.  Today’s Daily Create was to do a face trace of an existing photograph, then remove the photo, leaving the tracing behind. I’ve got Photoshop, but I don’t know how to use it well.  So, here are my two versions, which ...
  10. Jeffrey McClurken

    Why I’m doing DS106

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    I often say that one of my goals in teaching is to push students beyond their comfort zones, that discomfort is where real learning occurs, and that I want students to become comfortable with being uncomfortable.  One of the parallels to that, however, that I’ve also made clear in the teaching presentations I’ve made to faculty is that the concept ...

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