Thank goodness!! Getting used to all these different social media outlets and how to use them has been VERY overwhelming. I finally feel like I know what I am doing now and I have it under control. I can finally breathe.
I really enjoyed the photoblitz activity. It was really light hearted and yet still allowed for a lot of creativity because you had to come up with the ideas on the spot and not all the things were immediately accessible so I had to come up with other ways to capture the same idea.
I also learned a lot about photography, when I thought I knew a lot already. I learned how a certain angle could change the whole perspective on a piece. Little things some people might not ever think of make all the difference in how a photo is portrayed.
I am glad I am on the photo team because I feel like I can experience the most growth in this area.
A photo doesn’t make you a photographer.
Stagecoach gets reflected.
Mrs. Dean’s Saddle Bag
Not Your Average Love Story
Howdy from Sam!!
Let’s Go to the Beach (each), Let’s Go Get Away
Daily Creates Week 4
Let the 20 Minute Countdown Begin
This week was a lot of writing!!! It felt like I had my own personal blog! I got to write about my own personal experiences and memories, as well as explore my creative side and this theme as I wrote about the Western culture topics.
I also justified my thoughts on Western culture by reading up about the different lingo and characters from that time period. It made me feel like I had submerged myself in a Western novel. Then I actually did put myself in the theme by creating myself as a Western character.
Though it was a lot of writing, it covered a lot of different topics so it didn’t get monotonous. I hope that next week I get to explore some other creative outlets more. But overall, another good week!!
Western Reading Post:
Learning about Western
Story Shape Post:
Created Character Post:
Meet Mrs. Dean
Kelsey Goes Western
A Blog Poem on a Blog
Move Ins, Memories, and Missing Home
Daily Creates Week 3
What a week in Digital Storytelling! I like how this class is 100% what we make it. We literally complete assignments created by other students, and we get to pick which ones we do at that. I like the freedom of it all. I didn’t realize we would have so much say in our blogs. It’s a cool concept for a class.
I also was really forced out of my comfort zone this week. I have always been good and comfortable sharing my feelings and telling stories through words and writing. Naturally, I chose the Writing Assignment category as one of my assignments, but the fact that I had to choose from other categories too made me create a story without using words. It required me to think a little more about what I needed to do to get my message across without using words.
I also realized, through each assignment, that these projects I was creating revealed a little piece of who I am in each one. I could tell that I did certain things specific ways based on a song I liked or a memory I had. They really let people see who you are.
Overall it was a good week. I am still getting used to all the different accounts and keeping up with them and linking them, but I am also exploring parts of the internet and my computer I never knew existed. I am learning a lot.
Cause I got a blank space baby… & I’ll write your lyrics
To myself at 17.
My Humble Abode
My Created Assignment:
What a week in social media!! First and foremost, I learned a lot about the immense possibilities the digital world has to offer. By merely having to make an introduction of myself showed me all the different outlets I can use just to say Hello, I’m Kelsey. Whether that is via text, sound, imagery, or video. I learned that I never fully grasped the array of accounts and sources one can use to express their creativity.
I found setting up everything quite simple. Directions and guidelines were easily accessible and easy to follow. The layout of editing the blog was harder to figure out than I expected. There are a lot of icons and tabs that serve for different editing purposes, but after a couple posts I have begun to get the hang of it. The amount of tabs I had up at one time drove me crazy. When I was making my YouTube video, I had IMovie up, and then I had to upload it to YouTube, which took 30 min, and then I had to go back to the blog to add it. With all the social media sites up for all my accounts, it was a lot of back and forth. I really enjoyed the creative aspect of all of it. It was fun to think of different ways I could show different sides of myself.
As far as the theme of Western goes, I like it. I have never really submerged myself in Western culture, though I have seen the movie The Lone Ranger. I am excited to explore this world since I am a little unfamiliar with the digital works that have made this idea of “Western” come alive.
Thoughts on Western: http://kelsatumw.com/Blog/uncategorized/thoughts-on-western/
Social Media Intros: http://kelsatumw.com/Blog/uncategorized/flickr-intro/