week three

I think this week I really challenged myself, and I have to say I’m proud of all the work that I’ve done. The writing assignments that I chose were ones I felt I was able to be super creative with, but I really learned a lot at the same time. For example, I learned a lot about what happened in the 80’s through my timeline, went back to the basic A, B, C’s and learned some new words, got to express myself by explaining what one of my favorite poems meant to me and tapped into my creative writing side (one that hadn’t been tapped into in a while). As for my daily creates, those were more chill this week compared to last. I think the most challenging one I did was creating a poem from the words that were first used the year I was born. I had some pretty random words, but managed to string together a poem that somewhat made sense.  I wanted to wait until the end to talk about the story analysis (or in my case, the film analysis) that I wrote on The Breakfast Club. I spent about three days in total on it — two days were me  just formulating ideas, and the last day (today) was me figuring out a way to tie all my thoughts […]

week two

Week two and I’m still getting used to this class, but I’m determined to be on top of everything I need to be for next week’s assignments. Regardless of feeling like I was falling behind, I had a lot of fun with this week. I love having the freedom to choose from the Assignment Bank and go about creating things in whichever way I see fit, and have no problem fitting these assignments to our 80’s theme. I find it pretty easy to connect with people through Twitter, and love to see people’s Daily Creates. I also try to connect by commenting on people’s blog posts for their weekly assignments and seeing the different ideas that they’re coming up with. For my weekly assignments, I think I had the most fun with the one where I edited myself into a concert I wished I was at. I had so much fun writing that blog post because expressing something I love so much (Queen) is so easy and comes naturally. It felt rewarding to write it and I even shared it with my dad, who complimented me on it and it felt awesome. I also had a lot of fun with the Pinterest board because it’s one of my favorite apps ever; I’ve been using it since middle school and I love creating boards that […]

weekly summary

This week was a huge learning process for me, and I think I still have a long way to go in regards to knowing everything I need to for this class, and I still need more time to get comfortable with it because I’ve never done anything like this before, or worked with media in this way. I’m excited to learn but also still a bit nervous because I know I need to be on my A game since this sort of thing is so alien to me. Learning to navigate WordPress was more challenging than I thought, but the tutors at the Digital Knowledge Center were extremely helpful and I know I will be back there again soon. Despite the challenges I know I will face, I know if I manage my time correctly and stay on top of things, this will be an awesome learning experience with a theme that I enjoy so much!  #weeklysummary