Week 1

Summary of Reflections

Scott Lo’s Podcast

In the beginning the podcast was more entertaining than anything else. I was intrigued by the information about Saudi Arabia and how the work week is different. However I didn’t learn much about ds106 until after the first two episodes. The first time that I was really intrigued and learning was when he was using the mobil recording app on his iphone. That made the audio assignments seem relatable and like I might actually understand how to do them because I have used my phone as a recording device before.

Episode 1- https://amymichelleclark.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/episode-1-of-ds106zone-lodown/

Episodes 2- https://amymichelleclark.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/episode-2-of-the-ds106zone-lodown/

Episode 3- https://amymichelleclark.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/episode-3-of-ds106zone-lodown/

Episodes 4-6 https://amymichelleclark.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/episode-45and6-of-ds106zone-lodown/

Michael Wesch’s Video

Before I watched the video I was contemplating how odd it is to be in a class with people, kind of.. We are all enrolled in this class, but chances are I will not meet most of my fellow class mates. I also didn’t realize what a thing ds106 is. I had heard of it, but was unaware of its internet community and following until I actually started reading the tweets and listening to Scott Lo’s radio station for class.

Gardner Cambell’s Article

This was actually funny to me because I haven’t thought about decorating lockers since high school, or maybe even middle school. The drama that surrounded it was hilarious, in retrospect. Probably, not so funny when I was young. Who decorated who’s locker and for what occasion. HA! Anyway, I liked the idea of having a memorable and easy to access archive of all my work. But I remember in a writing through media class, I felt the same way. That was last summer and this class is the only reason that I have logged back on to check out my work.

Daily Creates

At first I didn’t really understand what a daily create was and how to find out the daily assignment, but once I figured it out I had a lot of fun with it. My favorite one was the 500th daily create one. I also had a lot of fun writing my name with my toe.




tdc 499




tdc 501


tdc 503



Adventure In A Day

Difficulty: 3 Stars +1 for multiple pictures telling a story


Focus On One Color

Difficulty: 2 Stars


Favorite Lyric

Difficulty: 2 Stars



Difficulty: 2 Stars


Larger Than Life

Difficulty: 2 Stars


A Few of My Favorite Things

Difficulty: 2 Stars


4 lines, 5 dots, and 1 curve

Difficulty: 4 stars

Picture 56

Total Visual Stars: 20 Stars


Make a Bumper Sticker

Difficulty: 3 Stars


You’re Invited

Difficulty: 2 Stars


Six-Word Memoir

Difficulty: 3 Stars


Celebrity Life

Difficulty- 2 stars

Picture 55

Total Design Assignment Stars: 10


Twitter: @amyclarkDS106

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soundcloud: amyclark35

Redesign and About Page

As you can tell from my Week 1 Summary and amateur blog posts, I am still learning. I plan for my next week to be 100% better than this. I did not change a whole lot about my blog. I chose the bit of pink option. And I made all of my categories. I organized them as the instructions said. I really want them to show up as tabs on my front cover page of my blog. I saw some other students had that and I youtubed a bunch to try and get directions, but ultimately failed. I’ll keep trying.

This is my about page.


Comments on other students work




I struggled through this week. A lot. I think that it is evident in my work that I struggled, but I think it is also evident that I am trying. I really don’t want to give up. I want to learn how to make my blog work and how to embed links and change the cover. I really really like doing the daily creates and the assignment, and even listening to the radio station. I was a bit behind because I added the class late and then I just let things get out of hand. I was working on the assignments but not posting them because I wasn’t really sure how. But it got to the point where I just sort wung (sp?) of it and am going to turn in my work as best as I can and hope for the best. I don’t want to drop the class. I have set certain and specific goals for next week and I hope that I get the chance to achieve those goals.



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