Episode 2 of the ds106zone lodown

The best part of this episode was the idea of using a mobile app device to record things. This made it seem like I might actually be able to do this because I have experience recording things with my phone. I also used a recording app on my ipad to record interviews for a research methods class last semester. I am excited try soundcloud too.

Episode 1 of #ds106zone LoDown

This first episode was more entertaining and humorous than it was informative. I was really interested in all that he was saying about the Saudi Arabia and their work week. I also realize that this is going to be a really good resource for the up and coming weeks and the audio assignments that we complete. I like that we can comment on these and get feedback from the radio show.

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.

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Introduction

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tdc 499

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tdc 501

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Assignments

Visual

Adventure In A Day

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

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Focus On One Color

Difficulty: 2 Stars

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Favorite Lyric

Difficulty: 2 Stars

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Emojis

Difficulty: 2 Stars

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Larger Than Life

Difficulty: 2 Stars

largerthanlife

A Few of My Favorite Things

Difficulty: 2 Stars

beer

4 lines, 5 dots, and 1 curve

Difficulty: 4 stars

Picture 56

Total Visual Stars: 20 Stars

Design

Make a Bumper Sticker

Difficulty: 3 Stars

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You’re Invited

Difficulty: 2 Stars

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Six-Word Memoir

Difficulty: 3 Stars

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Celebrity Life

Difficulty- 2 stars

Picture 55

Total Design Assignment Stars: 10

Accounts

Twitter: @amyclarkDS106

flickr: amyclark35

youtube: clarkamy35@gmail.com (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwHGFalKo78LuoeghItbmg)

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.

https://amymichelleclark.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1&action=edit

Comments on other students work

http://kshaav.com/2013/05/26/larger-than-life-redbull/#comment-46

http://reclaimingrelaxation.com/can-i-get-a-k-a-t-y/#comment-57

 Reflection

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.

six-word memoir

six-word memoir

my six letter memoir

I chose this because it is relevant to my own current events, and I am sure the current events of a lot of other students. I also chose the gray background for the hat because it represents this gray area that we seem to be dwelling in. Not students, but not members of the real world. Not kids, but not adults.

You’re Invited

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For this assignment, I chose to do a baby announcement. This is one of my best friends new born babies. I thought it would be fun to use a background and a picture using gimp to make this baby announcement. I used an image from google for the polka dot background and a picture that she sent to me. I used the text box overlay to put the words in. Isn’t he cute?!

Make a Bumper Sticker

Make a Bumper Sticker

“Don’t Jersey Virginia”
This is something that we say basically meaning keep Virginia clean. I have always wanted a bumper sticker that actually says it, so I took this opportunity to design it. I used “paint” to make the outline then I added text and the map afterwords.

This assignment: 4 stars
Total this week: 14 stars

Emojis

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Talk about embarrassing yourself. I made the faces of all these emojis. I put them together on an photo collage app called fotor. This visual assignment said to do three emoji faces, but I seem to have gotten a little carried away. Not to mention, I did this in public. Made faces at my computer.. in a starbucks.

My Favorite Lyric

My Favorite Lyric

“its a sweet sweet life, livin’ by the salty sea”

I used my favorite Zac Brown Band Lyrics to describe this photo of myself doing a handstand on the beach. This was taken on the beach outside of my house when I was abroad in Africa during my junior year.

I put the photo into gimp and brightened the colors a bit and added the lyrics using the text tool.

Focus on One Color

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I chose to focus on one color in each photo, but using the same photo three times ultimately focused on three colors. I really like the way that the blue and the yellow came out, but the red also picked up the rose colored cheeks in the picture! 

I did this assignment using the one color photo lite app that I read about in another students post. I did that three times, and then used the photography collage app on my computer called fotor to put them all together for comparison. 

Assignment: 2 stars
Weekly Accumulated: 6 stars

Adventure In A Day

Adventure In A Day

The adventure in a day assignment was basically putting yourself into a background on the computer to make it look like you did something cool. And an extra star to do multiple pictures for to tell a story.

Sooo.. I did myself on a virtual roller coaster.. that malfunctioned and had me flying through the clouds… I ended up sad and having x rays!

Stars for this assignment: 4
Weekly accumulated: 4

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