This week, let us dig deeper into our theme of surviving.
Explore the K-State Libraries databases to see what we can dig up. I looked in Proquest and found in a few minutes this article on wilderness survival. Let’s collect these kinds of stories, media and information sources to inform our work in the course. Create a page or post on your blog where you can create an annotated bibliography (a list of references with some additional descriptive text about each reference). Here is an example for a research project I once did. It isn’t a true annotated bib, but it is a start.
Also, search online and/or brainstorm your own ideas for images, music, films/videos, books and stories related to our theme. Add these to your annotated bibliography.
Organize your bibliography in some way, whether it is by type of media or subject matter. Select some of the more interesting blurbs and post them out on social media.
Incorporate some of what you are finding about these stories and articles about surviving into the assignments you are working on this week as we start learning to use different technologies. This week’s assignments include:
- We have been using the #digme256 tag for our K-State distance learning class, but there is also a broader learning community doing similar work to us at other institutions of higher learning. If you have not already done so, introduce yourself on Twitter to the broader community using the #ds106 hashtag. (Keep using #digme256 as well.) Also, find some other learners to interact with by searching for the #ds106 hashtag. One of the best things about our being connected on the Internet is finding like-minded people who have similar interests and goals. So say hello. Reply to others’ tweets. Don’t be shy!
- Learn How to Write Assignment Posts: Read How to write up assignments like a blogging champ. I would like to see some excellent posts this week. It is important not only to tell us what you did but how you did it and what you learned from it. Be sure to write up new posts for each activity you complete, then write a summary post at the end of the week that references these posts.
- Daily Creates: You must complete at least 3 daily creates this week. Here are the rules:
- You MUST do the Daily Create on the day it comes out. If not done on the day it is released, it does not count. (Please Note – the e-mail alerts do not synch with the correct Daily Create so you need to visit the website to see what the actual assignment of the day is.)
- You MUST publish the Daily Creates according to directions. If it calls for using Flickr, Twitter, etc. it must be published in that manner.
- You MUST tag your Daily Creates correctly using that day’s tag and tweet them to @ds106dc.
- You MUST share your Daily Creates either in a single blog post or a series of posts. Your weekly summary should reference all of your Daily Create activities.
- Daily Creates shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minutes to complete. If you spend more than that, you’re doing it wrong. Don’t worry about perfection. Aim for getting creative. We are looking for getting practice at making and sharing something on a regular basis.
- Explore the Assignment Bank: Use the DS106 Assignment Bank to do at least 8 stars’ worth of assignments of your choice. Choose assignments from at least 3 different categories (visual, audio, etc). 8 stars could be 8 1-star assignments, or a 4-star and two 2-stars, or any other combination. Try to incorporate our Survival theme into one or two of the assignments you complete using real history or works of fiction and pop culture. There is no right way to complete these, just use this opportunity to express yourself creatively through digital media. Be sure to document your work using the recommendations described in item #2 above. Share your best work on Twitter using #digme256 and/or #ds106 hashtags.
- Form connections with the DS106 community. This week, use the various media to connect with others learning about digital media through DS106. You may use Twitter, comments on other blogs, or even dedicated blog posts on your own blog in response to something someone else has posted. By all means, you can interact with members of the #digme256 K-State class, but do try to interact with one or two others outside of our institution. You can find people doing the same work we are doing by searching for the Twitter hashtag #ds106 and other people will find you as well if you use it.
- Summarize the week. Create a summary post of all activities for the week and post it to the Week 3 assignment on Canvas. Please submit your summary by Monday evening at 11:59 pm. The weekly summary needs to be a recap of the week’s work that you completed. Use the weekly summary to refer back (link) to each of the other posts you have written and any assignments you have worked on during the week. It should include descriptions of what assignments you completed, including the Daily Create assignments.
You don’t need to rewrite what you’ve written elsewhere, but do summarize those other posts and provide a hyperlink back to them as well. There is a link button in the editor to easily make hyperlinks.