Archive for the 'Student Posts' Category

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

I had one! This is what I got:
All 3 Toy Story movies in a 10 disk set, each movie on DVD, Blue Ray and digital copy + a special features disk
Pokemon Soul Silver (Cyndaquil for the win!)
A flip video camera (with a bee on it!)
Fingerless gloves that can become mittens
A lovely sweater
A scrabble-puzzle-a-day desk calendar
A […]

Hey blog. I made something.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

It’s an oots-style Christmas hydra. Enjoy!

There are 2 things I want you to do.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

First, watch this.

It’s after Advent, so Christmas music is allowed, and it’s Die Toten Hosen, which makes it excellent.
Second, add this to your bookmarks bar, and destroy the heck out of the internet. It is great fun, and especially helpful at this time if you dislike German punk music. Thank you, Erik, for enabling this […]

DS106 Plays Caption This

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

It all started with this Retweet by Melanie McBride this morning:

It just so happens that I caught this in the stream and my interrest was piqued when I saw Google Street View mentioned because right now the ds106 internauts are using Google Street View to create a narrative about their childhood home, a particular trip, […]

Hello November.

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

I have an extra hour. I will make a brief blog post.
The grey linen I chose for RC’s pillow is resistant to any type of transfer. Pencil and chalk lines don’t show up on it at all. I suppose next step is to make an iron-on transfer. That means another trip to the craft store, […]

Pumpkin carving contest. Also, purple hair.

Friday, October 29th, 2010

We entered UMW’s pumpkin contest this year. We based our design on some doodles we drew. Awesometown is my doodle, the flaming bat is Erin’s. The “Titan” was Erin’s idea as well.
We did not win. In fact, the judges mostly just looked at it in a somewhat confused manner for 3 seconds before passing by. […]

The Shining Commentary

Friday, October 29th, 2010

So I just wrapped up my commentary on Kubrick’s The Shining. One of my top 3 films of all time, and it feels good because I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. And luckily I gave my digital storytelling class an assignment that provided the opportunity. I’ve pretty much been eating my own […]

ds106: Video Commentary Assignment

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Note: I’m cross-posting this here as well as on the ds106 course blog for two reasons. 1) It pulls widely from Andy Rush’s unbelievable Digital Video resource blog/site, and I figured this would be a great thing to highlight for anyone working with video in or out of the classroom. In particular check out the […]

The Art of Commenting

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Image credit: Not in HD
In DS106 one of the things that I have been pushing harder than anything else is commenting on each other’s work. I want it to be honest, plentiful, and sustained. In fact, I have the same expectations of commenting as I do of blogging, and, as Alan Levine notes, “Commenting is […]

Kenny Powers: Greatest Hits

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

My digital storytelling class is about to embark on the wonderful world of video story telling, and I found a beautiful example from my favorite new HBO series, Eastbound & Down. I don’t know why I like this show so much, but the character matchup of Kenny Powers and Stevie Janowski just crack me up […]