Coming into this course it is good to know that every and all of your assignments are due and are posted every Friday by midnight. This doesn’t mean that you should put it off until thursday night or even friday … It means get a little done everyday so that you aren’t rushing to finish a weekly summary and not give the course the 100% effort you could. When I first started this course I struggled a little because I would always forget that everything was due on Friday… But after almost scaring myself to death I buckled down and started to write out my assignments the day they are posted and getting them done way ahead of time so I didn’t have to worry about it on the day they are due. Before joining this course I wish I had better time management skills but I for sure gained some from this class…. working with different medias throughout this course was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. I am now able to add these skills with other classes and even help others or even teacher with using these mediums.
My College Experience
Presented Across Four Different Categories Of Media.
College Experience Poem
(click on the link above to view)
The story I am presenting across four different categories of media, (writing, visual, audio, and video) is the story of my college experience the past two years here at UMW. I chose this story because I feel that the transition that I have made here at UMW has impacted my life in may ways and has changed me for the better. I used iMovie to create most of my final project. I have gotten to learn a lot about iMovie and are able to help my friends use it with their final projects as well.
I used iMovie to create my representation of my college experience… I took videos or snapchats that I have saved throughout my college experience and placed them together in occurrence order to show my favorite memories recored from college. I didn’t want to add background music to it because it made it hard to hear the individual videos them self. Looking at these videos it is very obvious to see that I have had a lot of memories that I will keep with me forever.
I struggled with how to represent my story of my college experience using audio… I didn’t want to just talk by myself because that didn’t seem very creative. So after brainstorming I finally decided to have my friends send me voice memos from their iPhone of their favorite college memory with me. Once they sent their voice memos to me I downloaded them to iMovie and put them all together to form one huge iMovie of different friends speaking about their favorite memory with me. The Audio portion was hard to make creative because there isn’t much room to add background because then you won’t be able to hear what each person is saying. It was very sweet to have my friends send in very nice and thoughtful memories of their college experience with me.
This part was my favorite. To show a visual portion of my college experience story I put together and iMovie of my favorite pictures from my first two years of college. Watching this made tears almost form in my eyes because of how much meaning each and everyone of these pictures mean to me. Each one represent a different story or memory I will cherish from college. The background song I choose is “Heres to never growing up” by Avril Lavine. Every time I hear this song play it automatically makes me think of the great times Ive had here at UMW so far.
For this portion I decided to write an acrostic poem to represent my college experience. I had to write in google docs because my word wasn’t working. Then from google docs I downloaded it to my computer in a pdf so thats why the format of the link to my poem is a little funky. I learned how to create an acrostic poem from this class actually. One week we had to create one for a Daily Create and I loved doing it so much I thought I would try it for my final project.
Overall I had a fantastic time creating my final project. Using these four different types of media to represent my college experience really opened my eyes to all the great times i’ve had so far at UMW. I even got a little emotional when watching each one of my medias…. All of these memories I have displayed obviously mean a lot to me and I will cherish them forever. I have uploaded the medias to youtube… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXhQbvyP3A7V60zVL4XJ_fg
Last week I got a lot of feedback from my fellow ds106 classmates about my final project idea. I have decided to stick with my 2 year college experience so far at UMW because that allows me more room to use the different media outlets. I have started adding photos and videos together from my 2 years here at UMW. I am using iMovie to help create a story with these. I have also gather audio from fellow UMW students on their college experience and how it may differ from others. I need to start my poem that describes my college experience. I should be done with this project very shortly. Reading about my fellow classmates final projects has helped a lot with the ideas from mine. The feedback is also very helpful. Thank you classmates! Can’t wait to see everyone final project!!!