Week 2 Summary
So this week we got into the full swing of things in ds106. We were introduced to daily creates, which i think are really fun! i really enjoy doing because they provide an “assignment” that is more fun than feeling like you are actually doing work. My favorite one from this week was the eye selfie! It finally gave me a chance to pretend i am a basic white girl and post 3 pictures of my eyes because they “just look that good!!!!! OMG!” I would share it here but every time i click on the post i get a message saying it cannot be found but i published it and can edit the post but cannot go and view the full post. So i don’t know what is happening there. The partial view of the post is available and it says i published it so i am lost as to what to do with it. I guess i did have another problem with Daily Create. I published the first daily create 20 minutes after midnight not even realizing it. I was just doing homework and used it as a break, but i went ahead and did 3 more just to be on the safe side and fully complete the task. Anyways, here was the cool picture i made for that create, it is a picture of a cat playing a synthesizer in space.
So also this week we started doing assignments from the ds106 assignment bank. We were required to do the alternate ending assignment, but we were able to pick 2 more. I did My Future Life and Video Game Review. Both of these were worth 3 stars, and the alternate ending was 3 stars, giving me 9 stars. I really wish writing assignments in my other classes were just like these, these are fun! They are intriguing and make you want to complete the assignment while still requiring you to think and reflect. In my Video Game post i included my analysis in the post, i guess an analysis is what i would call it, not sure what else to call it. Anyways, on the Future Life i included it in a separate post because i felt like the future life post deserved it’s own space unimpeded.
We also had to read 3 articles and write reviews and analysis on them. I have never been good at writing book reviews and being able to read something and analyze it and write about it and break it down. I tried hard in this one but any and all feedback on how to do it better is greatly appreciated!!
I also introduced the world to my character Geoffry Cunningham! I will let you read his personal page and story instead of just telling you here. Everyone like a little bit of mystery!!!
My favorite part of this week was customizing my page and adding the about page. I did not know there were so many word press themes!!!!!!!! I was amazed! The one i used was called Attwood. I like the layout and i like being able to have a couple little menus and stuff and the colors I chose went really well with my America theme! The plug ins were really cool and I had fun playing around with them and finding some cool ones. The 2 favorites i have are the stats and twitter feed from jetpack. Now on my page you can see my latest tweets!!!! And i also just like being able to see my page views, and its cool to see how many people click on a link, that’s what the Jetpack stats plug in does. I think it can help me find a way to get more traffic to my site by seeing what things actually attract readers!