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DS 106: Finishing strong!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

OK everyone, First and foremost I want to thank each and everyone of you for a wonderful semester. You all rolled with the punches beautifully, and I really couldn’t have asked for a better group. I appreciate your patience with my experimenting, and know the future class(es) will benefit from your willingness to play—nothing like more »

Final Assignment: Reflection due Thursday, 4/29

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Ok, and finally, the swan song assignment for this class. Please write a reflection of your experience in this course over the last 15 weeks. What I am particularly interested in is what assignments, projects, and tools you enjoyed, and which you didn’t—and most importantly why. I am also interested in your self-assessment of your more »

Archiving Your Site

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

First and foremost—backup everything. Here is how. __________________________________________________________________ 1) Moving your course blog(s) to a freely hosted solution*****: Did I mention backup everything? In your WordPress Blog export all your work by going to…. Tools–>Export After that, Setup new blog on, blogger, umwblogs, etc. Once you have created a new site, go to…. Tools–>Import more »

Data Visualization Assignment, due 4/15

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

As I mentioned last week, for the data visualization assignment, experiment with a visualization tool such as Wordle, Prezi, or Google forms/spreadsheets in order to get a sense of emerging visualization tools work. Think of this as simply an experiment to play with the tool, and have it on your blog by class on Thursday, more »

Week 15 Presentations Sign-up Sheet

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

During the final week of classes, each of you will be giving a four minute presentation (and no more than four minutes) on the digital story you created over the course of the last several weeks. The signup sheet for date and times you can present is here.

Individual Meetings Outside Class

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

As I mentioned tonight, I will expect each of you to setup an individual meeting with me outside of class over the next week and a half in order to go over the specifics of the archiing project as well as to discuss the details of your story. A kind of exit interview if you more »

Screencast assignment

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Here is the link to my screencast assignment:

Assignment for Tuesday, 3/30

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

As discussed in class last night, by Tuesday, March 30th you will be creating a Digital Story using Google Street View and Jing, or any other screencasting tool you want and have access to. Follow the previous links to either tool for a run down on how they work and any questions you have about more »

Assignment for Thursday 3/11

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

As mentioned in class last night, play with the free and open source application Audacity (which you can download here). There is a tutorial for audacity here, which in turn links out to a number of very useful resources. Also, I hope Samuel will post about his extension for audio recording with Skype. As for more »

Flickr Images

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Check out these photos on flickr. I thought these pictures were really cool since the olympic games are going on right now. I also like the fact that they are in black and white.…