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Week One Summary

I think overwhelming is an understatement when describing this week. I added ds106 late on Wednesday night and have been trying to figure everything out ever since. I am not very technologically savvy, so I knew going into it that this class would be a challenge for me. Instead of calling it a challenge, I want to call it a journey because I am ready to take on any and all challenges that this class will throw at me. I am excited to learn lots of new things!

After looking at the syllabus this is how I felt…

but let’s be honest…this is how I feel after looking at all of the syllabi for my classes.

It took me a few days to actually figure out how to make a blog post after creating my domain and downloading wordpress. It really drove me crazy. I was incredibly frustrated, but I am so thankful for all of the helpful tutorials, guides, and websites that were provided. I couldn’t have done it without the help of those as well as my fellow classmates.

After I created a domain and getting a gravatar, I began signing up for various social media websites such as twitter, flickr, soundcloud, youtube, vimeo, and I continued to feel overwhelmed. This was easier than I thought, but learning how to use these various social media websites wasn’t so easy. Twitter confuses me, but I think I have the hang of it. I never used flickr until the other day, but I love it! I will definitely be using it for my photography. SoundCloud was the most challenging, but I watched a tutorial video and figured out how to navigate the website. Once I created these accounts and started to get the hang of them, I started introducing myself…

On twitter…

On flickr… (flickr is so easy to work with, I am obsessed already; I even downloaded the app on my phone)

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I uploaded some of my favorite pictures from my recent vacation to St. Thomas, some of my art creations, and my daily creations in albums on flickr.

On SoundCloud…

I added a few of my absolute favorite songs to a playlist on SoundCloud!

On YouTube…

My roommates and I have a weird obsession with the song EW! by Jimmy Fallon and Will I Am, so for my YouTube introduction, I decided to share it!

Learning how to embed things was difficult, but thanks to this awesome tutorial, I figured it out!

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I created my very own fobot (I didn’t even know what that was until this class) thanks to Thursday’s Daily Create Assignment! I learned how fun it is to get creative on the spot!

Francesca the Fobot

FINALLY, I published my VERY first blog post!!!

It took me FOREVER, but I think I finally got the hang of things when it comes to blog posts. Well, I know the basics at least.

Sunday’s Daily Create Assignment starred my adorable dog Ella!

Crazy Kooky Animal Pic

I really enjoyed learning about Noir. I think that I understand a bit more of what Noir actually is after reading/watching/listening to multiple different examples provided. I really enjoyed learning about Noir because it is something that I don’t typically look at or explore. I can’t wait to explore more Noir throughout the semester. This week was a lot of work, but as I continue to get the hang of things I think that this journey will be very fun! There were many times that I was frustrated, but with the help of helpful guides and an awesome fellow ds106er I became less stressed. I just have to take it one day at a time.

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This week’s posts by yours truly:

 

I still have A WHOLE LOT to learn and my posts may have flaws, but I am learning so please bear with me. I would love any helpful feedback, so please feel free to leave comments! Blogging is definitely harder than I thought it would be :/ I MADE IT THROUGH WEEK ONE! (or half week one because I added the class on Wednesday night)

 

That’s all for now!

Stephanie

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Week One Summary

I think overwhelming is an understatement when describing this week. I added ds106 late on Wednesday night and have been trying to figure everything out ever since. I am not very technologically savvy, so I knew going into it that this class would be a challenge for me. Instead of calling it a challenge, I want to call it a journey because I am ready to take on any and all challenges that this class will throw at me. I am excited to learn lots of new things!

After looking at the syllabus this is how I felt…

but let’s be honest…this is how I feel after looking at all of the syllabi for my classes.

It took me a few days to actually figure out how to make a blog post after creating my domain and downloading wordpress. It really drove me crazy. I was incredibly frustrated, but I am so thankful for all of the helpful tutorials, guides, and websites that were provided. I couldn’t have done it without the help of those as well as my fellow classmates.

After I created a domain and getting a gravatar, I began signing up for various social media websites such as twitter, flickr, soundcloud, youtube, vimeo, and I continued to feel overwhelmed. This was easier than I thought, but learning how to use these various social media websites wasn’t so easy. Twitter confuses me, but I think I have the hang of it. I never used flickr until the other day, but I love it! I will definitely be using it for my photography. SoundCloud was the most challenging, but I watched a tutorial video and figured out how to navigate the website. Once I created these accounts and started to get the hang of them, I started introducing myself…

On twitter…

On flickr… (flickr is so easy to work with, I am obsessed already; I even downloaded the app on my phone)

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IMG_5146

IMG_7226

IMG_5147

I uploaded some of my favorite pictures from my recent vacation to St. Thomas, some of my art creations, and my daily creations in albums on flickr.

On SoundCloud…

I added a few of my absolute favorite songs to a playlist on SoundCloud!

On YouTube…

My roommates and I have a weird obsession with the song EW! by Jimmy Fallon and Will I Am, so for my YouTube introduction, I decided to share it!

Learning how to embed things was difficult, but thanks to this awesome tutorial, I figured it out!

Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 4.38.59 PM

I created my very own fobot (I didn’t even know what that was until this class) thanks to Thursday’s Daily Create Assignment! I learned how fun it is to get creative on the spot!

Francesca the Fobot

FINALLY, I published my VERY first blog post!!!

It took me FOREVER, but I think I finally got the hang of things when it comes to blog posts. Well, I know the basics at least.

Sunday’s Daily Create Assignment starred my adorable dog Ella!

Crazy Kooky Animal Pic

I really enjoyed learning about Noir. I think that I understand a bit more of what Noir actually is after reading/watching/listening to multiple different examples provided. I really enjoyed learning about Noir because it is something that I don’t typically look at or explore. I can’t wait to explore more Noir throughout the semester. This week was a lot of work, but as I continue to get the hang of things I think that this journey will be very fun! There were many times that I was frustrated, but with the help of helpful guides and an awesome fellow ds106er I became less stressed. I just have to take it one day at a time.

e9046c09b6f466ea2a14a15712ad4dea

 

This week’s posts by yours truly:

 

I still have A WHOLE LOT to learn and my posts may have flaws, but I am learning so please bear with me. I would love any helpful feedback, so please feel free to leave comments! Blogging is definitely harder than I thought it would be :/ I MADE IT THROUGH WEEK ONE! (or half week one because I added the class on Wednesday night)

 

That’s all for now!

Stephanie

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