Week 8 – Conclusions

Welcome back to my blog! Here’s what I’ve been up to this semester in my journey to earn a masters degree in Digital Media for K-12 teachers from the University of Colorado Denver.


Final Reflection MEDIAgraphic

Final Reflection Introduction Video and Podcast (also on MEDIAgraphic)


My Most Popular Tweet


🙂

 

Week 7 – Dialogue and Soliloquy

Welcome back to my blog! Here’s what I’ve been up to this week in my journey to earn a masters degree in Digital Media for K-12 teachers from the University of Colorado Denver.


Learning Environment Pic of the Week Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 10.50.21 AM.png


Reflection


Daily Creates


Assignments

Hack the Mews

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 7.46.35 PM

More mews here: http://thimbleprojects.org/HTTP/lauraseward/296847/ 

Process here: https://lauraseward1.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/week-7-assignment-hack-the-mews/

 

Digital Enthnography 

Process here: https://lauraseward1.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/week-7-assignment-digital-ethnography/


Critique – StoryCorps

https://lauraseward1.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/week-7-critique-storycorps/


Media Emphasized This Week

Options: Audio, video, graphics, web, social, dialogue 

Audio – Digital Ethnography

Video – Digital Ethnography

Web – Hack the News, Mozilla X-Ray Goggles, Creative Commons

Dialogue – Digital Ethnography


🙂

Week 7 Assignment – Digital Ethnography

I was inspired by the Digital Enthnography assignment, StoryCorps, and this week’s theme in INTE5340, Dialogue and Soliloquyto create a tribute to rock ‘n’ roll in collaboration with my family because it is important to preserve our stories, our personal and universal histories, for ourselves and for those who come after us.

This is for Zach and Steven, and for You and Me:

 All video and live audio recorded on iPhone and edited in iMovie. 

iPhone Storyboard/Production Notes:

Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 1.33.43 PM.png

 

Week 7 Critique – StoryCorps

General Evaluation

StoryCorps’ “. . . mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.” To do this, they record people’s stories and bring them to life with visual art, photography, animation, and music. I love a project like this because it starts in people’s lives, preserves histories, connects humanity, and involved digital media and creativity.

Weekly Theme Connection

The theme this week’s is Dialogue and Soliloquy, and StoryCorps ties in perfectly with the idea of using storytelling to enhance human to human connections. Taking the time to sit down and listen, and really connect, to people’s stories is an age-old tradition that could be lost in the snappy digital world – if we let it. Projects like this encourage us to make time to foster those connections.

StoryCorps also ties into one of my assignments this week, so I wanted to explore the site before I put my project together. I am creating a Digital Enthnography video in collaboration with my husband and son, to tell their story of musical inspiration. I have already seen in just a few days working on it what authentic stories are opened up by the simplest of questions. This is true of the stories on StoryCorps too, many of them start with simple, honest questions that unfold beautiful stories.

(Like this one that WordPress does not seem to want to embed): https://storycorps.org/embed/84981/

https://storycorps.org/listen/annie-johnson-maryan-osman-and-fatuma-abdullahi-170407/

Teaching and Learning Connection

When approaching digital media projects, students often want to make what they see on the big screen (or on Youtube with talents like Freddie W), but their skill levels and equipment accessibility limit their creations. Projects like StoryCorps teach us that some of the best ideas come from within our own lives, experiences, and realities. They also allow the project maker to become actively involved in the story and story-making process by including their interpretations and imaginations.

I have taught a project called “Digital Story, Documentary, or Something Else,” where I ask my students to make a video project. But after taking this class I realize that I have given them very little guidance in what that really means and in all the different ways those genres can happen. INTE5340 has expanded my understanding of digital storytelling and I am excited to get back to school to share this new and exciting world of DS106 with my students (they are going to love it)!

https://storycorps.org/animation/julio-diaz/

Week 6 – New Literacies

Welcome back to my blog! Here’s what I’ve been up to this week in my journey to earn a masters degree in Digital Media for K-12 teachers from the University of Colorado Denver.


Learning Environment Pics of the Week

 

Click for expanded view.


Reflection


Daily Create


Assignment – Vintage Futurism

For information on inspiration and process, click here: https://lauraseward1.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/week-6-assignment-vintage-futurism/


Critique – The Role of Music

Click for expanded view.

https://lauraseward1.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/week-6-critique-the-role-of-music/


New Discoveries/Teaching Connections

IMG_2805

New Lit Collage made with Aviary App


Connections/Classmates Work

https://twitter.com/INTE5340horror – #inte5340horror – @INTE5340horror


Media Emphasized This Week

Options: Audio, video, graphics, web, social, dialogue

Audio – recorded and synced voiceover for Robot Leg commercial in iMovie; recorded and edited critique and reflection in GarageBand

Video – animation and video editing for Robot Leg commercial

Graphics – Photoshop editing for Robot Leg commercial, New Lit Collage


Thank you for experiencing my blog.

And remember kids, get outside and play!

🙂

IMG_2786-ANIMATION

New Scooter Dance