Week 2 Summary

Thankfully I adjusted my WordPress theme during week 1 so I didn’t have to worry about changing much this week (although that didn’t stop me from playing around with all the different themes). The only thing I edited was my about page. While my about description is simple, I think it perfectly summarizes my educational goals for the course.

I also took to heart what the professor had commented on my blog regarding the different ways people use social media. With this idea in mind, I hope to become more engaged within the course and not hold back on the creativity. I began by applying this new outlook to the #dailycreate challenge!

  1. My first one wasn’t so creative; I just played around with MS Paint:

2) I had fun coloring this cow:

3) Share some love:

I initially struggled with the assignment banks and what we were supposed to do as a group. The directions weren’t clear in the beginning, but after some explaining I soon got it. I had the most fun working on my video assignment. I love movie trailers, they’re sometimes the best part about going to the theater. It allowed me to play around with film editing software and watch an old western in the process! The design assignment was also fun because it allowed me to learn more about a famous outlaw, Jesse James. My final assignment I chose was a writing assignment. I really enjoyed this one. It allowed me to reminisce on my past and think of constructive things I would tell 13 year old me. While I didn’t write long paragraphs, I felt that what I wrote contained the most important information a young teenage me needed to know.

I finally settled on an assignment bank idea which involved having a movie character interact with an object. I thought it would be simple and fun, allowing people to find funny movie clips full of great reactions.

This week was difficult. I found the work load greater than some of my 400 level courses, especially when considering the amount of effort needed for some of these assignments. While I had fun, I stressed about whether or not I was doing each assignment accurately or following the correct directions. Hopefully I can find a good balance with this course and the rest of my schedule for the coming weeks.

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