The most important thing to remember when taking DS106 is to have fun and that you are never wrong you just make it in a different way. I learn a lot through out this class, I am a very shy person and this class took me out of my comfort zone. Another advice, do not leave work or the assignment for Friday night. If you can do one each day at the end of the week you are done and you just have to post your weekly review. Take notes of the days due… The professor are really nice and forgiven but we should abuse as I did forgetting to post my showcase and the last TDC. If you are ever stuck in a assignment because you do not know if you are doing it right…JUST DO IT…. is not that you are wrong…but your creative side is different which is good.
ENJOY, HAVE FUN, TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT….. I think are the best advice that I can give student for the next semester
I did not remember we have to do it by Friday and for this reason, I will apologize and I will only post one tutorial I need before which is related to a assignment. We needed to explain our mother to use technology I choose it to do a tutorial of sharing desktop while recording it at the same time, and especially for a MAC user.…
There is the video/tutorial.
One of the other assignment I create which can count as an tutorial and as assignment is the creation of a video of you doing origami. I choose to create a video showing my self of how to do a ghost origami. It can be any origami but if you choose to do this assignment and a holiday is near, try to connect them :).
I did not know we have to created a blog post for the TDC Ideas otherwise I would have done it through out the semester.
One of my ideas I submit was to Draw a cartoon of yourself while watching your reflection on the mirror. I think this can be adapted depending on the theme of the class for next semester.
My other suggestion is to get a picture of your face and add some animal print, or to add some details to your photo so it look like the face of an animal. I want it to be like the painting that they do on the face on the zoo to small children,
I do not want to call the bad luck or to say that we are having a very light load and them get hit with a lot of work because it is almost the end of the semester and it is getting crazier. So please if you are the professor in charge of giving us homework just skip down and do not read the above part. Thank you…
This week was mainly dedicated to mashup and remix. We have to do 10 stars in mashup and 2 remix. For the mashup, I did The lord of the force where I combine The Lord of the Ring with Star Wars in one movie poster. Another mashup is two mix to favorite websites or brand I mix the logo of Apple with the color of Windows. Another mashup I did was to create a video of our favorite actor, the only character that I can think that I like is Jacob from Twilight Saga where I mixed video of his transformation with some of his pictures. The last mashup I did to complete stars is to get a very important or ionic album cover and modified in a way that it looks different. For this reason, I took the album cover of the Thriller by Michael Jackson and I added a flowers bouquet that was a present to my host character. The two remix I did this week is Vine Remix where I took small videos using Vine during the day to illustrate a typical day at home. The last remix was Old Place in Pink, I did is assignment before were my host character visited the Nijoh Palace but in this case I have to make it pink.
We were prompted to do three daily create and they are linked below.
This daily create was a little bit confusing, I think it is always confusing when it comes to poetry because it is difficult to me to create something in a language that is not my native language. However, I tried my best and I hope that people like it.
This daily create we had to decorate or modify a boring picture or scenery and make it interesting. I was doing synthesis that week for my chemistry class. For this reason, I took a picture of the synthesis setting and I added flowers, and some grass to make it more appealing.
This daily create asked to create another poem to explain our purpose of life.I do not know if I have a big purpose in life, but I know what I am doing now, I may not to the exact end but I know that I am in the right path or at least it looks like it. I have dreams they may not be of great luxury or fame but they are simple wishes that will compliment my life.
This week again it was a mess, but it is almost over a few more weeks to go and then break and to eat my mother home cooking for a couples of days. This week was dedicated to video assignments which means a lot of video were created which was pretty good and easy. I thought it will be worst but it was quite simple and easy to do. Some of the assignment I did were: Lip-sync singing I was kind of shy at the beginning but then I said to myself have fun and I did. The next assignment was Origami where I teach how to do a ghost origami and it added to the video assignments. I also added in the video section a Tutorial of how to use a screen sharing/ broadcasting screen for the rest of my fellow student to used too. Then I choose the Pantry scene of the Shinning to complete the assignment of analyzing the scene. Finally, I used for the first time Vine, at the beginning was kind of confusing but I got used to it and completed the assignment of something falling I choose a nail polish because it was nearby. We also were prompted to create a documentary which was worth 0 stars 🙁 but I introduced my host character and I think people will get to know her better, she can be a little weird sometimes but she is nice and smart person.
Finally because I forgot to do my weekly showcase, I redeem myself and I made my showcase for this week which was pretty hard because there is a lot of good material on the blogs.
This week we have to do 3 daily create
This daily create we have to create a poem about the purpose of life.
Another daily create we have to create was to put special effect into a selfie
One of the early daily create was to take a photo of the sidewalk and create it into an art piece
We have to create a poem about our purpose of life. Because twitter does not support long text and I was near a computer I did a quick typing and took a photo. then I load it to twitter. )
Week 10 is focus in video but in a very diferent prespertive, we are reading the movies instead of watching. We are being more critical and we are starting to watch the movie and focusing more in the lighting, shooting angles, and if the video composing follows the rule of 3. For the video easy , I decided to review the pantry scene of The Shinning. The assignments for this week were all related to video and 4 star of video assignment needed to be related to the host character. The assignment that I created using my host character was The square Magical Diary commercial, the other two video assignment that I produce to satisfy the 10 start was Singing words, and video copilation of person skiing downhill.
Monday: For this dc we have to create an add, I decided that big foot lost one of his boot and he is looking for it. I am really bad at drawing and it does not look like a boot at all.
Tuesday: I think this dc is about a place that makes me feel comfortable, my comfortable place is sitting on my carpet drinking coffee while doing homework.
Wednesday: We have to create a board game using just one paper. I remember to play a game in my phone where we have to help the avatar to go through obstacle either by jumping or putting something so he does not fall.
Thursday: We have to do a hirigami and I mistake it by origami so I did a origami of a ghost it was pretty good even though it was a mistake.
Friday: We have to narrate a movie in one minute or 30 seconds, so I describe the movie Safe Haven is a book as well as movie by Nicholas Sparks.
Week 9 was pretty laid back if I have not left all my work for the last minute because I had to do some lab reports. Part of this week was to listen to the radios how of my peers, it was pretty good and everyone had a difference perspective for the radio show. There were a couple of groups that decided to do movie review but each group took a different approach which was pretty good. I really enjoyed to work with my group they were very creative and on time in all the deadlines that we set. It was a pretty good experience. We have to reflect about a radio show and I choose the last radio show, I am really bad with the names so I apologize because I do not remember the name. However, you did an AMAZING job and I really enjoy it.
Another part of this week was to complete 10 stars of any category in the assignment bank but it have to be related to the host characters. It was pretty good, because I am running out of ideas to do. Also, I took the time to create another assignment, which name is Meeting your favorite historical person (3 stars), I choose to meet Jose de San Martin which helps Peruvians to get their independence. Another assignment that I did was your favorite building where my host character choose to visit Nijoh castle in Kyoto Japan, which was worth 3 stars. For the final four characters I decided to do signature because the other two were writing assignment and I was dying to draw something.
My three daily create are:
This daily create was to draw dancing or moving nature. I decided to draw a tree dancing Hula. Now I am thinking that I should have draw a Palm tree better.
For this daily create we have to show are moves. I am not a big fan of dancing. So I decided that my fingers could do the dancing for me.
We have to do a poster for our invented 8th day of the week, I decided to create a Pre-Monday were I can start preparing for Monday morning by chilling in the sofa watching tv, I should that on Sunday but I am basically getting the house in order for the week so it does not look so messy.
It was a crazy week, I am feeling more tired than relax after the Fall break. I think it is because I went back home and I came back on Wednesday. This week was pretty easy in assignment comparing to the others weeks. The radio show was the main and only focus of this week and we had to blog our progress which was a pretty small blog because each of us knew our roles in the show. My team was awesome and we got a lot of things done fast and the final product was ready a couple of days before today. I want to thank them because the final product was pretty good and I think you are going to enjoy it. Our radio show is about the best and bottom 4 horror movies since 2000. We had the same idea but you can see how each of us made the attempt to address the review in different ways. Our commercial are fun and the transition between each member are pretty good. Overall I think is a pretty good radio show and I hope you can enjoy it.
This week we were asked to do three daily create:
We were asked to tweet a moment in history that we like. I think one of the most important event or transition in humanity was the industrial revolution which is a combination of different events but it was the start of our technology.
We were asked to describe our lucky day. One of my lucky day which I will like to happen every day is when I get my house on the beach and I can spend my days relaxing, reading books and drinking coffee in the mornings and wine in the evening. I will love to watch the sunset and enjoy my life. However, I think this may happen as a retirement rather than now .
For this tweet, we were asked to film one bad habits that is a good practice. I hate to dry my hair so I am only getting to school with my hair wet. I know, I will get sick on the winter, but I am always on time for classes.
We were also asked to make 10 comments, I am going to post the link below.