Weekly Summary

What a week. I need a breather! Read about my experience with the video essay & view it here:

Video Essay

See my video assignments with commentary here:

Stars

And check out my daily creates here:

Stars

I decided to put all of my stars into one post because they’re all hyperlinked to other videos/uploads! This week was INCREDIBLY hard. I spent about 12 hours on assignments this week and thought about withdrawing about 4 times. It sucked. But I prevailed and am now terrified of the rest of the semester. All videos are created with iMovie (except for the boomerang obviously.)

I did the Of Most Importance assignment for 3 stars first. I tweaked it a bit since most of my important people are not with me right now & I wanted to keep it consent. I went with pictures of my most important people & then said a bit about them after. See it here:

Then I did the Get to Know Me assignment for 5 stars. I pretty much just got questions from my own Facebook and my DS106 twitter (thanks Zae) and responded to them. I didn’t want to complicate it with music/effects so I left it as it was. It was SO HARD to upload. My iMovie wouldn’t save it. Then youtube said I couldn’t upload mp4 files (which is wrong.) Then youtube wouldn’t let me sign in. It was a completely unnecessary pain in the butt.

And of course to top it off it won’t embed the video!! Whatever. Just click here.

Then I did a click boomerang of my room even though it is a DISASTER. Click below to view my hot mess. This was 1 star.

Boomerang

Lastly, I put together my A Day in the Life assignment. Since I took videos throughout the day I had to wait until bed to do it. This was worth 3 stars (but should’ve been more in my opinion- it was a lot of work.) The only music I had in my iTunes was Ed Sheeran from like 7th grade so I went with it. Enjoy:

My day started off with my son yelling “MAMA” as usual. Work at 7, get the kids ready for school, walk them to school, and today I had a preschool tour for my son. Videos were frowned upon so I just stuck a picture of him waiting in there. Then we came home, I put him down for a nap, and laid down for 10 min while I waited for my caffeine to kick in. I worked on DS106 assignments for this week an then my son pooped everywhere. Like on the carpet and everything. So I just stuck him in the tub and sterilized everything after he was clean (hence the lysol.) Ian and I spent a few hours outside & at the park. Once he was in bed my mom stayed with him & my best friend and I went to see “A Star is Born” (10/10 recommend but wear waterproof mascara.) And now I am putting this together & will be going to bed!

 

Video Essay

What a hot mess. This took me about 4 hours and it’s terrible. I struggled to download from youtube, then struggled to work iMovie, then struggled to record audio in iMovie and ended up using audacity & importing my audio. WHAT A MESS. I’m still not sure that I even did this right. But it is done. It’s fine. If you still want to watch it, it’s here:

Weekly Summary (Week 9)

This week was a bit overwhelming. There was a lot to do & a lot going on. I started off with my 10 stars worth of work. Guess the Story was recommended, so I did that one first. My story was Rapunzel! I just googled different things that reminded me of Rapunzel and added “gif” to the end of my search.

Guess the Story

Then I chose to do the Google Draw Something assignment because it looked like fun!

Google Draw Something

The last assignment was right up my alley- Pinterest for homework?! Yes, please!! Check out my dream room!

Create Your Own Room

Then I finally sucked it up and tackled the huge assignment of modifying a webpage. I decided to do canvas because I could be satirical and everyone uses canvas. Check it out below:

Web Storytelling

On Tuesday I tuned into our radio show. Since I worked Monday and Wednesday I wasn’t able to tune in on those days. However, this segment was new to me since we all did our pieces separately. See my critiques and comments below:

Radio Show!

I did my daily creates throughout the week and then made them into one story on my blog. Read about Starla, who was infected by the Spooky Fever here:

Tying Together Daily Creates

 

Tying Together Daily Creates

The Daily Creates this week were all Halloween themed, so it was kind of easy to tie them together. This is Starla, a funky monster:

She was excited for Halloween and carved an albino pumpkin:

Suddenly, she started feeling EXTRA spooky. It turns out she had contracted the Spooky Fever while carving her pumpkin. She now goes to work with a jack-o-lantern on her head & passes out candy all day. Not the worst illness, I suppose. If only she had seen the PSA about Spooky Fever…

Radio Show!

This week I worked Monday and Wednesday, so I did not get a chance to listen to the other groups’ radio shows. Since my group’s segment broadcasted on Tuesday that is all that I got to listen to. However, since we all worked separately & then Zae pieced our segment together, it was my first time hearing it all cohesively. Google hangouts kept giving me an error message so I was not able to introduce our segment. I live tweeted throughout the show to try to keep listeners updated and see what people were thinking.

Listening to our segment, I realized that we needed more cohesiveness. The transitions between different peoples’ pieces did not flow well and some people seemed to go a completely different direction with their segments. This made it sound kind of clunky and awkward. I think

Web Storytelling

While extremely time consuming, my sarcastic (and slightly rude) self loved this assignment. I took my canvas dashboard and changed a ton of stuff. Since you guys can’t see my canvas page without my login (which there’s no way I’m giving a whole class) I took screenshots so you can see the original:

And my “new and improved” website can be viewed here.

Create Your Own Room

I LOVED this assignment. It’s been years since I really got into pinterest, but this was so much fun! I’ve always envisioned a huge, open master suite with lots of white and light grey… Light & airy. Tons of windows with natural light & a bay window. I also wanted a balcony off of my room, a his & hers walk in closet, and a huge on suite. I also want a shiplap accent wall. Talk about a dream… although this will almost definitely NEVER happen, I’ll continue to dream… Check out my board here! I will probably continue to update it and let my imagination run wild.

 

Google Draw Something

I completed the Google Draw Something assignment & got really frustrated with the computer and television ones… I felt like I did a decent job but it couldn’t guess them! See mine below: