Week 5 Summary

This was a long week. So much to do, but little time to do it. It all started off with my first post: “Radio Show Ideas”

I had some great ideas about radio shows and podcasts, and I would love to continue them down the road. Next, I posted about my Daily creation on 2/13/2020. This was one of the more enjoyable daily creates.

Next, I talked about the Moon Graffiti audio we listened to and found it very cool and interesting. One day I hope to make something like this, but when I have time.

Then, I created my radio show bumper, which is pretty ok. I can already think of ways I would change it.

I also created a sound story and uploaded it to SoundCloud. It is about a man who was hard at work in his office and then decided to spontaneously drive to the airport and take a trip to the beach. Great stuff.

I also had some fun and created a radio show commercial. This was fun because I envolved a friend who made it fun. It also took a few takes just because we could not stop laughing.

Last night, I was finally able to make it into the radio show. It was very interesting. Involved some spooky elements and a tad bit of French. I compiled my favorite tweets from that night.

Finally, I created a sick beat. It took some time to figure out Audacity this week, but I got the hang of it now. Pretty cool stuff.

I had a great time this week. I find the sound assignments a lot more entertaining than anything else. It gave me a chance to be creative with my time and I really appreciate that. I hope that we can continue to do sound assignments in the future. I hope everyone has a great weekend and a happy Valentine’s day!

DS106 Radio Show

Last night’s radio show was pretty interesting. I’ll compile some of my favorite tweets from last night.

Daily Create 2/13/2020

This daily create was very odd. I did not expect to be graded on how I would insult a celebrity actor on the internet, but that’s what happened today. I made fun of William H. Macy, who plays Frank Gallagher on the famous show, Shameless. I said I dog looked more like the Frank character that he plays himself! Here’s that tweet I made:

Week 3: aka Fun Week

This was actually a good week for me. I was able to stay on top of my tasks and stay the course. Last week I struggled to keep up with my assignments, on top of my other classes, but this week I managed to be proactive and it felt very manageable.

It was fun to take this week and write a lot. Its been something I’ve very much enjoyed doing in the past, so it felt good to pick that back up again. In particular, I thoroughly enjoyed the 10-year letter to my self assignment. It was very entertaining talking to myself while also imagining what kind of person I may end up as. I haven’t really thought of what my life would be like 10 years from now, so it felt really good to write those thoughts into a blog post.


I also enjoyed that daily create we had to complete on Wednesday. It was fun to write a small mini-memoir on something we found important to us. I wrote mine about Denver, Colorado, which is where I was born and spent much of my time throughout my life. Below you can see exactly what that mini-memoir looked like:

12 writing stars were quite a lot, but I think as long as it doesn’t get much busier than that, we are good! I hope others in the class enjoyed this week as much as I did. Let’s see what next week brings us. Have a great weekend.

Week 2

What a crazy week! I can’t believe it has only been two weeks. This week, in particular, has been a rough one. On top of this class, I have three 400-level computer science courses and intermediate Spanish. The free time I have is extremely limited so I certainly fell behind this week. I foolishly failed to check the assignments for this week early on and missed a few because of that. Luckily, it is only the second week and now knowing what I know, I can budget for that.

One of my favorite assignments this week was the Google Neural Network. I knew that this thing would be fast in guessing my drawings, but not this fast. It was a fun challenge that I hope others will enjoy as well. You can find it here:

My favorite Daily that I did was Thursday’s map of our day. I showed what my day would look like and the types of things I would be doing. I posted this on Twitter yesterday afternoon. It was interesting to take a step back and visually see where I would be throughout the day. You can find this here:

This week was hard, but now knowing the kind of work this class takes, I’ll be sure to be more proactive in my blogging in the future. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Here is a post that I found on Imgur that depicts something that just can’t be possible. It is a post by Bomolakeview .