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Turn ideas into pictures!

Visualize a blog post, TED Talk, Class lecture or even dense text from a book- through drawing. Use the pictures to symbolically represent & concretize abstract concepts, and to make connections between ideas. Try to use words sparingly and only to reinforce your imagery.

Doodle it in your notebook, use your tablet, or scribble it on the back of a napkin. Just be sure to digitize it and then blog about the process, including citing where your inspiration came from.

Here is my final design assignment from the ds106 page. This assignment is worth 5 stars, bringing my total to 16.5/15 stars.

For this assignment I chose Julie Burstein’s video on about the 4 Lessons in Creativity. Like the Uncle Sam propaganda poster I found I was still wrapped up in the message of Creativity. To better know the talk itself take a look and listen after you view what I’ve come up with.

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As I was viewing the talk I was drawn into drawing a visualization of the speech because it was what it was about for the most part, embracing creativity. Visualizing something requires just that. To get a visualized lesson on paper you have to be creative in how to draw what it is you want to remember. I find visualizing something makes things easier to remember. In fact, in my Intro. to Psychology class I aced a test section on the eye because I drew the eye in my notes. When I was taking the test I drew it again on the exam. It was the first time the professor had ever seen a student to it on one of his tests, but it sure worked. It was like having a textbook right there with me as I took the test.

As each section of Julie Burstein’s video passed I tried to memorize what it was she was talking about and pinpoint the main ideas. I drew my self an outline as I listened. Once the talk was over I listened to it again, a luxury you do not always have in class, just to make sure I had not missed anything in my rush to jot everything down the first time. Once I had my outline and I had a pretty good understanding of the talk I drew my visualization. I find if you can do the visualization after an outline is made you don’t have to worry about being caught up with pictures and you can make the visualization organized and more effective.


Research Podcasts

Posted: March 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

What is a podcast? When did they start to gain traction? What does it take to create your own podcast?

For this assignment, do a little research into the history of and nuts and bolts of publishing a podcast.

Find three podcasts that you think might be interesting to follow for a while. The simplest way I know how to find podcasts is through iTunes, however you can also find them through Google searching.

Make a reflective blog post introducting the concept of podcasting to your readers. Things to consider: Tell us about the technology. What equipment & software is needed? Any special subscriptions or website memberships required? Give examples of successful podcasts. Why do you think podcasting caught on? Do you think it will continue, or will other technologies replace it? Do you enjoy listening to podcasts already? Can you give examples of careers altered by podcasting?

Point us in the direction of how to make our own podcast. And finally, find three podcasts that are interesting to you, listen to them, and tell us about them.

What’s on the schedule for this blog and why am I doing something involving research into a topic I am completely uninterested in? Well for one, researching podcasts was assigned to the class. Second, though I may not be interested I can still learn something new, which I am always open to for the most part.

As I mentioned this blog post is going to be on the research I’ve done on podcasting. So to start off with, what is a podcast? According to Google when I searched podcast it is:

A multimedia digital file made available on the Internet for downloading to a portable media player, computer, etc.

So it is pretty much the same thing as an mp3 music file. Someone records themselves talking about things their interested in and put it out into cyberspace for the world for free or for charge. It is different for the varying types there are.

My Day Dreaming Window

Posted: March 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
My Day Dreaming Window by Yuniku Na
My Day Dreaming Window, a photo by Yuniku Na on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
DS106 The Daily Create:

Take a photo looking out your best day dreaming window. Include the frame in your shot.

Hello world!

Posted: August 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.

Happy blogging!