Weekly Summary

This class has had its share of ups and downs. For the first few weeks I struggled, but I kept improving a little each week. I contemplated dropping this class or making it pass/fail, but Im glad I stuck it out. I have learned the most in this class than any other class this semester. The digital world is so complex, but if understood it is a wonderful skill to have and utilize. It can make your life so much easier.

The assignments for the last two weeks were a final project and two tutorials of my choice. Both my tutorials are for assignments I did.

One tutorial is for a video assignment, “Highlight Reels“.

My second tutorial is for an audio assignment, “Make Your Own Ringtone(s)“.

Here is my “Highlight Reels Tutorial“, and my “Make Your Own Ringtone(s) Tutorial“.

My character for the final project is Johnny Manziel. I created an alternative fictional football career up to this point in time of his career. My story portrays Manziel as “Mr. Perfect”, a perfect representative of collegiate athletes and the NFL. Here is my final project.

Again, I learned so much in this class and I am glad that I stuck with it. Thank you to my classmates and Mrs. Polack!

Weekly Summary 2

How well do I feel I completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

This week definitely went smoother than last week. I am becoming more comfortable using all the technology tools and wordpress every day. I completed all the requirements for the week. I did 5 daily creates, two GIF’s, two reflections, and installed jetpack, twitter tools, flickrplugin, and askimet.

What gave me trouble? What did I enjoy most? What did I learn?

I learned how to make a GIF. My favorite task was the GIF of Friday Night Lights. GIF’s are cool and the fact that I now know how to make one is even better. The daily creates are fun to do. I look forward to the daily create assignments because every topic has been an enjoyable one so far. Additionally I enjoy seeing other people’s ideas and projects. Every one that I have seen has been great and I have commented on their posts to give them credit and tell them what I like about their project.

What would I do differently? Questions? 

Obviously something I would differently is try to do the larger projects earlier in the week such as the reflections because those are somewhat time confusing.

What are some of the larger issues surrounding my work? Cultural/Societal implications?

Some larger issues surrounding my work may be that people are simply unaccustomed to in-depth technology. The older generations may think it is unnecessary or confusing. Also if you have a better sports play than Odell’s Beckham catch…show me! I do not have any questions after this week. I am excited to learn new techniques next week and to improve my website/blog!

Links

Animated GIF’s: Friday Night Lights & Odell Beckham

Reflections: Reflections

Daily Creates: TDC’s

Participation: Miranda reflection comment Baylor’s First Digital Assignment comment Kelsey’s TDC comment