Dream it…Write it! WritingAssignments1860

I always end up falling asleep when I watch a movie. Always. I started watching Spy Kids because it is part of our assignment this week (how awesome is that?!) and of course, ended up falling asleep not even a third of the way through. While I took this nap, I had quite a fantastic dream. I am a fan of the Chicago Cubs and my favorite player is their first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. I totally have a crush on him, not gonna lie! Anyways, in my dream I was at a Cubs game with my older sister. I was sitting on the end seat and I looked over and on the other end seat across the aisle was Anthony Rizzo! I’m not actually sure why he wasn’t playing in the game. He got up because he dropped something and fell! It turns out he fell right onto me! I was just in awe. Then, my dream fast forwarded to the next week. I ended up bumping into Anthony Rizzo somewhere else (not quite sure where), but I told him that I saw him at the game and that I was the person he fell over on. He was just like “Oh cool!” and we had a conversation and then I woke up. Overall, a pretty great dream if I do say so myself.  #writingassignments

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Week 2 Summary

This week was a really fun week, and I was so excited to dive into more assignments. This week was definitely a lot easier than last, as I was able to navigate my blog much better and also I embedded like a pro! The most difficult thing for me this week was Twitter. I am new to Twitter and not sure how it worked but now since it is the end of the week and I have done Daily Creates and other people have started following me and tweeting at me, I have sort of gotten the hang of it. Doing the Daily Creates will definitely get my Twitter knowledge up! Speaking of Daily Creates, they are so much fun!!!!  I really look forward to checking my Twitter in the morning and seeing what’s on deck for that day. I love it because there aren’t necessarily instructions so anyone can be creative and take it how they want and everyone creates something totally different, it is really cool. I liked using the assignment bank also. There are a variety of different kinds of assignments so there’s really no way you can’t find one you like! I chose to do a web assignment, which was to create your dream vacation using a Pinterest board, a mashup assignment, which was mashing friends and emojis, and a visual assignment, which was creating a camp poster. I enjoyed those a lot. At first when I looked at the mission for this week and saw we had to create an assignment I freaked out because I thought it would be crazy difficult and that it was going to stress me out! Well after I explored the assignment bank more, I realized it wasn’t going to be so bad at all and I decided to make a “create your own cipher” as my design assignment. At first this week was crazy and I thought it would be really super hard, but it turned out to be alright in the end! I’m looking forward to the rest of the semester because using my blog has become second nature and I now know how to work the assignment bank and Twitter pretty well so everything is coming together nicely!

Create Your Dream Vacation on Pinterest! – WebAssignments1325


In this WebAssignments, I chose to create my dream vacation. I chose to do this because I absolutely love Pinterest. I logged into my already well-used Pinterest account and got to work. I figured since this was an actual thing I want to do someday, it was a good place to start! I would like to go to Europe, and more specifically France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy. Of course I want to visit the popular places like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, however, I want to experience the places that not many people go. I want to experience local atmospheres rather than bustling tourist places. I searched in the search bar different things like “vacation to Europe” and “vacation to [insert country name].” Many things came up and basically I just pinned places that I would want to go, maps that offered a scenic route somewhere, and also tips for traveling in the different places. This was a really fun assignment and I am so glad that I saw it!

Create your own cipher!

This week I had to create a “design” assignment for the assignment bank. It had to go along with the “secret agent” theme so I looked up “words relating to spies.” I saw the word “cipher” and I knew that was perfect for what I needed to. I decided to create an assignment in which you can create your own cipher. You can post it to your blog and get people to comment and decipher a phrase you have put up. Follow the link to get started! http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-your-own-cipher/

Week 1 Summary

What a great week it has been getting back to school and getting back into the groove of everything! I love all my classes, ESPECIALLY #ds106! I have never really been a tech-y person and haven’t used computers in the way I am using them now for this course. I was VERY frustrated at some points. First, I couldn’t even find how to make a post! It took me so long to figure it out and I was so happy and overjoyed when I found out how to do it because obviously making blog posts is the basis for this course. Second, the embedding of media was not going well. I looked at the tutorial of how to do it and I was about to give up because it was just not working. But then magically I did some things different and it worked! Going through and making different social media accounts was pretty tedious but I am excited to get to explore and use them. Overall it was a good week and I am proud of myself for figuring things out. I love telling stories in person so I am very excited to see where this course takes me!