The DS106 assignment sprint

So you have your DS106 assignments.  It’s time to get to work.  Here’s what you need to do:

1.  Think about the piece of media you are going to remix or use.  If your assignment doesn’t require an existing piece of media, think about the original piece you need to create.

2.  Some of the assignments require software.  Don’t know what to use?  Consult the DS106 toolbox or email/talk to me.  The DS106 toolbox lists media converters, audio editing software, places to find images, video editing software, etc.

The Schedule

Thursday, April 4th:  Conferences — no class.  Spend this time thinking about the existing media you may be using.  If your assignment requires original work, start thinking about that path.

Monday, April 8th:  In-class work.  Laptops will be provided.  This is a good time to consult with me if you’re having trouble figuring out your assignment.

Tuesday, April 9th:  In-class work.  Laptops will be provided.  Still a good time to consult with me if you’re having trouble with your assignment or any creative tools.

Wednesday, April 10th:  No class.  Independent work.  Start putting together clips/media/informative explanations of your project and process for presentations.  This is also a good time to start blogging like a champ.

Thursday, April 11th: No class.  Independent work.  Continue compiling clips/media/informative explanations of your project and process for presentations.  Again, this is more found time for you.  Use it wisely.  Blog like a champ.

Monday, April 15th:  Presentations!  Bring in your final project for show-and-tell.  Show us your video, image, etc.  Tell us what you used to complete your project.  What went well?  What failed?  Why did you decide to use the media you selected?  If you created something entirely original, how did you get the idea?

Required Components

  • An artifact from your assignment.
  • A blog post (or posts) with your file embedded, an explanation of the process you went through (what software did you use, what steps did you take to create the artifact), and the story behind the media used.
  • Presentation to the class (and possibly other senior sem teachers)

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