Week 2 Summary

Well… I clearly should’ve read the syllabus more clearly going into this course. I started my homework for this class on Thursday. Yes, I know, I procrastinated. I promise I have a good reason. Anyways, didn’t start my homework till Thursday and didn’t publish it until, well, almost midnight on Friday. Thus, I didn’t do the daily creates. I know….

At least I learned two things: a.) read the gosh darn syllabus and b.) look at the weekly assignments on Sunday instead of Thursday. Which of course both of these lessons are in the syllabus – I didn’t read. Anyways, moving on.

The assignment banks were not exactly what I thought they were going to be but, it turned out that I really liked them! Typically, I don’t like homework so it was interesting for me to like something that I don’t necessarily want to do. The three assignments I did were: the gif of moneys fighting, a mash of Take Me or Leave Me from the musical Rent and I made a logo. I found the gif supppppper easy. I have made many of them before. The mash up was different I am proficient at iMovie so, that helped me a lot. I made the logo for the podcast I am launching this fall. The logo for me was relatively simple since I have made many logos before.

This is my mash up of Take Me or Leave Me!

Like many of us, I had already customized my blog because of previous UMW online classes. So I had this one in the bag. Though, I did go through and update my settings for comments. I hate that I needed to approve all of them… that is annoying and nobody has time for that.

Anddddddd… you guessed it I wasn’t able to comment and participate on my other classmates work because well, I didn’t read the syllabus. I am going to look at the third week assignments this Sunday so, I don’t miss anything!

I did though add a gif for how this week has been.


Week 1

This week has been a hectic and chaotic and I am just happy I made it to Friday! Declaring a major, getting into courses, millions of email an a 40 hour work week. I am just happy that I have a nice mini break in front of me.

I have been dying to take Digital Storytelling since my freshman year in 2016. I am taking this course for my Communication and Digital Studies major. I am very interested in seeing where this class goes and how much I can learn from it! I am super interested to see how this course work with the Digital Studies portion of my degree and the other classes I am taking this semester. Luckily I had a lot of the tasks that Professor Bond wanted done because of other classes.

Instagram is my favorite platform! I am building a personal brand, especially since I will be launching my podcast, Red Lipstick Warrior, in October. I am a little nervous about using my Instagram for school – so I am going to be creative in how I go about using the platform for this class.

Twitter is a love/ hate platform for me. I always think I am going to use it but I never do. Maybe with this class I will! I don’t follow a lot of people or have followers on Twitter. That is probably why I don’t use it as much.

YouTube has been hit or miss for me. I used to be super afraid of having my face be on screen so I shied from doing videos. I have gotten over that fear and I am now able to talk in front of a camera.

Soundcloud for me was new and different. Though, it was super easy to navigate and upload a file into my account.

Finally, I think it is so cool (and my mother loves it) that our course theme is the 80s! I think that a great 80s movie recommendation is an all time favorite of mine – Dirty Dancing. When Baby and Johnny meet and dance together at a lake resort for the summer. It isn’t necessarily a powerful movie, however it is a staple to the 80s. This movie is so great!