I started this week by viewing the video put out by the instructors. This is a great way to assist students and guide them through what they are going to be doing. I went a little out-of-order but made certain that I accomplished something everyday. Timing is very important and management of your time is even more important. I decided to go out and customize my blog. Simply log in and you will see your Dashboard by viewing the choices down the left side you can do almost anything. I went to “appearance” and selected to customize my blog. I also went to themes to explore them and made some changes based on the selections given and I did a little search for something a bit different. I also ventured in to the plugins (there were three) and added as in the assignment instructions. This was rather easy as you just followed the prompts and then activated them. Updated my “about” page and kept it simple! Low and behold Paul Bond commented on week one and I got to moderate first hand on his comment. That was really easy – clicked a link in the email and took me right there to approve it. It looked like this: A new comment on the post “Barbara’s ds106 Course” is waiting for your approval http://3lilangels.us/uncategorized/barbaras-ds106-course/ I have learned a nice feature which is you can start your blog and work on it each day and simply save it as a draft and come back to it. I love this as I can write each day about what I did and then come back in the end and review it add files to it etc. Makes this less stressful than doing it all at once! I have also been working on building my participation by reading others work and commenting. I have been tweeting and responding to tweets. Speaking of tweeting I also took Burtis’ advice and downloaded Tweet deck. Which is interesting as it sets up columns and allows you to arrange the order they are in based on your preferences and check out the tweets of your choice! I also started scoping out The Daily Creates! This was interesting because I was thinking that we would get an email automatically to prompt us for this assignment and then discovered we actually can pick which one you want to do. I missed one but then attempted the cat on a synthesizer in space – no luck there! I couldn’t get anything to cooperate with me. I counted the days left to ensure I would have at least 3 (which is required) still available to me. So I waited until the next morning – by the way great job getting them out there early as I am doing some work every morning, some every evening between my work hours and then pulling it all together on Friday – Saturday! My first daily create (cover your ears!) and the other two below:
Oh the readings, how interesting I always find them. To think people were really like this and thought it was okay or even normal. The noir really comes out in them especially the Postman Always Rings Twice. I blogged about each one:
I completed the character dossier form online as asked. That was rather simple except for the idea of a character had to be thought out. I was thinking about what could they (Bond, Burtis and Groom) have in their mind that we are going to do with this character. So it had to be something interesting but yet be able to be taken to different levels. The I added some details and posted my Character Dossier – George Bozzo! .
I found the writing assignments interesting and it was fun trying to get the 8 points with 3 being related to the character dossier presented earlier. The alternate ending was kind of hard but I made it through! See my blogs below: