Weekly Summary (week one)

I have heard many different opinions about this class, both good and bad. When I registered for ds106, I had no idea what to expect. I wanted to take the class because it sounded really interesting and super helpful to know for the future. I am coming into this class blindly (because I am not tech-davy, I had to get every single account) but with a great attitude! When I first saw the welcome email, I got a little scared that it was a lot and I was not gonna be able to do it, but I did not want to drop it. Then when I started doing the bootcamp stuff, it was not as bad as I thought. Granted this is the introduction week, and it could only get harder from here, I very much enjoyed exploring through those website and creating all that media. As far as the whole western theme, I think it is a cool idea that the class is based on it. I don’t know much about western but after reading those articles and listening to podcasts, I have come to appreciate the Western lifestyle. It has a different aspect than what you see now a days. The most interesting thing that I found from reading all that is that I had no idea that western had its subgenera. I was just familiar with the classical form which includes cowboys, crimes, horses etc. I think the most frustrating/hardest part about the whole thing was creating the flickr account. That confused me so much, the website was just all over and I had no idea how to grab URL’s to embed. Also embedding was really difficult to understand, it was not working for a while but then I realized that I was doing it wrong. But I really enjoyed creating and designing my own website, as well as picking out the URL name. It was a little easier than I expected because the email scared me at first. I am really excited to see what this class has to offer, and get my creative side out of me in different ways. I would like to say that I am pretty creative but definitely not with social media. I prefer drawing, and coloring but I can’t wait to learn and be more educated in this class.

Author: Maria

Hi and Welcome to my blog! My name is Maria, and I am a Senior at the University of Mary Washington (studying Geography). I love traveling and being outdoors, my dream is to visit every country in the world. After graduation I hope to work for a non-profit that ministers to children.

1 thought on “Weekly Summary (week one)”

  1. Hi!
    I hear you saying you like to draw and color–me, too! In fact, the very first video I ever made for digital storytelling I used images from my personal journal–I just snapped them with my cell phone. http://mindonfire.us/2011/11/29/how-i-became-a-teacher/
    I still do as much as possible using my own drawings and photographs and videos–I feel it makes my online presence more authentic. Maybe that is an ethos that would appeal yo you, too?
    Anyway, it was interesting learning what your thoughts are about this class so far.
    Good luck!

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