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…..

  1. Don’t put things off for Friday!!! – I’m telling you its not fun
  2. The assignment banks are so fun, do the ones that interest you the most because if you choose ones that don’t, then it’ll be super hard.
  3. Daily Creates – don’t wait until the last three days to do them because you’ll get stuck with crappy ones!
  4. Have fun doing this class – don’t think about it as a stressful project.
  5. I know it seems like a lot of work – but I promise it is not too bad!!
  6. Take this class with one friend – you’ll have to do projects and it’ll be extra fun if you have a friend.

This class is really fun if you treat it that way! Best of luck!!

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 something, I take action. My dream was always to be a teacher, but not a teacher to students who have a lot of money. I want to be more than a teacher, I want to mentor students and inspire them to want to learn. My sisters and I have always been different, Rebecca wants to marry a constable she loves living on the wild side and she’s not a worrier, so it makes sense. Katherine wants to marry a duke, earn all her riches through him and live in a beautiful estate. Thats not the life I chose for myself, I set out west to pursue my teaching dream.

I had finally made it, Saint Valley. It was beautiful, the way the children ran with laughter, mothers got together and talked for supper. Husbands walked together to the coal mines to feed their families.

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Life in the valley was slower, it was nothing like the Hampton’s where everything went fast. It was either fast pace or nothing, people dressed to impress and I had always felt like that was not me. In the valley women dressed beautifully, and simple. Plain colors, with beautiful skirts and blouses. When I first stepped in, people looked at me like I was a princess.

?When Calls the Heart? tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton who believes Thatcher?s wealthy father has doomed the lawman?s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate?s daughter. Set against the wild canvas of a 19th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own. Photo: Left to Right: Emily Perkins, Chelah Horsdal, Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Johannah Newmarch

As soon as I stepped out of the stagecoach a sweet man caught my eye. He was wearing red, it seems as though he was a big deal. A woman named Monica comes up to me and mentions that he is a constable. A man of danger, the constable comes up to me and tells me his name is Adam. But boy is he dreamy.when-calls-the-heart-daniel-e1399224603801

Day 2:

My first day on the job was today, the kids treated very well, they laughed at me (or maybe with me?). There is something sweet about these children, they all seem to have some sort of hope. Some believe they are not as smart as they are. But thats why I took on this job, to inspire children to want to learn and feel loved. Sometimes I feel like these children don’t get enough love. As far as the constable, well only time will tell. We keep running into each other and making small talk. We shall see where the world takes us whether its apart or to each other. As far as the future, only God knows what is coming next, I don’t know where my next adventure will be, but I know I want it to be somewhere warm. Somewhere were the sun is shining and there is no worries. Somewhere like https://www.pinterest.com/mrivasbe/dream-vacation/

All I know is that I am very happy with the valley, I feel as though I am at home. I know I’ll be staying for a while, the children are the ones who inspire me. They always will be, and again tomorrow is a new adventure but until then I will write tomorrow!

Assignments: For the final I used Web, Audio, Writing and Animation to put my final project together. Enjoy and Happy Summer!

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 man and woman who weren’t supposed to fall in love but they did and have to go through all these trials in order to okay. For the four categories of Assignment Banks I will use writing, to write out the whole story and along the ride I will incorporate the other three. So as I am writing out the story, I will use audio, visual and video assignments to describe my story.

I will probably be using audio at the start of my story, then start writing it out. Then I will use gifs or photos as visual assignment and then I want to incorporate a video as a commercial in between my story.

Ps. Im really glad we don’t have to do any more daily creates!!

Daily Creates

We were supposed to do a total of 3 daily creates. But this time around it was different because we are supposed to create a story line with it. Here are the three I decided to do.

 

 

Here goes my story:

Western cowgirl loves to get in trouble, she loves living on the wild side. So one day she decided to take a trip to Ireland. Her dream place, that she never thought she would go to. So she set on a wild ride and throughout it she would spray paint walls with graffiti. She would call them “her signature walls.” Once she got to Ireland she went straight to Blarney Stone to kiss that stone in order for her dreams to come true. So she did, and then she went back on her way to go home. To see her husband, she was excited because she hadn’t seen him in a while. When she got home she saw that everything was out of place, and the salt shaker wasn’t in the right spot. She was livid, because now she couldn’t cook her husband the meal she wanted to. When he got home they fought, so he bought her a flower to apologize, and on they went living their life.

Weekly Summary

This week was all about the internet, and while I didn’t feel like it was too hard, I didn’t really quite enjoy transcribing and changing on the web. I am personally not very tech-savvy. But I guess it was cool to learn about it a little. Its getting to the end of the year and I am becoming more lazier, but I still try to stay on top of things and start them early. I finished most things on Tuesday, which was great! I started with the Assignment Banks, and did a total of 3 of them to add up to 10 stars. But my favorite one was probably the dream vacation one. It was just so sweet to daydream about places I could go in the future. My other ones were buzzfeed quiz and dream room.

Secondly we were supposed to change a website and tell a story through it. Here is what I decided to do and how I changed it! Enjoy.

 

Here is my Daily Create

Storytelling Within The Web

For this project we were supposed to recreate another site with X-Ray Goggles. I decided to use IMDB page, and change the movie description of my favorite movie that is about to come out. The first image is the real page of IMDB, and the second was the one I changed up. I considered this project a little hard at first, I tried to redo an amazon page, but it ended up being way too hard. So I switched to something easier. I thought it would be funny to change the directors name to mine, because I re-did the movie description.

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Dream Room

I am always daydreaming about how I want to re-organize my room. But what if the possibilities were endless? If you had as much money as you can to make it however you want. That is why I enjoyed doing this project, it let me be creative. This was stared 2 1/2, which puts me at 10 stars and being done with my assignment banks!

 

https://www.pinterest.com/mrivasbe/dream-room/

Buzzfeed Quiz

Im sure this has been done before, but I wanted to create my own Friends characters. I love this show, and I have re-watched it so many times. So I decided to create my personality quiz with it! Here you go, good luck!

 

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This assignment was 4 1/2 stars. Which puts me at 8 stars, and I only need two more!

Dream Vacation

If I had a ton of money I would take my dream vacation at the beach, swim with dolphins, kayaking, tanning and everything else. I would love to lay on the beach and just read a book. The hotel would be right on the beach and I wouldn’t even have to walk very hard. This was a really fun assignment bank, and it was 3 and a half stars.

Here is my pintrest board of my dream vacation!

Weekly Summary 12

This week consisted of a lot of Assignment Banks and learning more of remixes. I thought it was fun, but would’ve liked to be challenged. I thought there were a lot of ways to get around the Assignment banks being really easy, but instead of procrastinating I decided to get ahead and finish the assignments as quickly as possible. I completed 12 stars of Assignment Banks, here they are:

Remix Generator

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Then we had to create two daily creates, and here they are!