Daily Create #tdc2726

I asked my siblings to help me out with this one. My sister suggested ‘grape fruit’ because a grapefruit is bigger than a grape.. 😐 Then my twin brother suggested ‘that’s sick’ meaning something is cool but not actually ill..? Either way, they inspired me to come up with this and that was mostly because I saw the vacuum in the corner. I hope you enjoy this one, I think it’s my personal best.

(i.e. vacuums suck because they are meant to suck up dirt but suck also means that something is bad.)

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Daily Create #tdc2725: Renaming Clusters of Animals

This assignment was pretty fun to do, in my opinion. We were told to come up with a new name for a group of animals. For instance, you’ve heard of a flock of geese or a school of fish. I decided for this create to show the seals some love, since I’ve featured marine animals in some of my past creates. The actual name for a group of seals is a pod or a bob. Those names sounded nice, but I wanted to see if I could come up with something better. It was a bit hard for me to decide, but I came up with something pretty quickly.

In the past few months, I’ve come across a couple of memes showcasing the seal behavior of bouncing around in order to move on land. They do this because their flippers aren’t opposable enough to move well on land, so they bounce to make up for it. Because of this, I decided that I would call a group of seals a bouncing of seals.

After coming up with the group name, I wanted to create a gif to go along with the post. I looked for the original clip that the memes I saw (like the one above) were based on, and I think I came to the closest I could get. I then took the clip and put it onto GIPHY, trimmed the clip, added cute stickers, and posted it.

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Daily Create #tdc2725

Renaming Clusters of Creatures

I personally believe a group of dragons is called a clan, but since those aren’t real, I went for the second best thing: Lizards. Did you know that a group of lizards is actually called a Lounge? That’s just funny on it’s own.

The image I used was from the Reptilia Zoo and Education Centre Vaughan, which is in Canada.

~ Charlotte

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Daily Create #tdc2725

Renaming Clusters of Creatures

I personally believe a group of dragons is called a clan, but since those aren’t real, I went for the second best thing: Lizards. Did you know that a group of lizards is actually called a Lounge? That’s just funny on it’s own.

The image I used was from the Reptilia Zoo and Education Centre Vaughan, which is in Canada.

~ Charlotte

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DS106: Digital Story Compilation

DS106: Digital Story Compilation 

This class has allowed me to create so many unique things through digital story telling. I chose to highlight five of my favorite DS106 daily create and assignments. For my first I chose the daily create titled “What’s in Your Toast”. This was so fun because my toast is my home and I printed an actual picture of my house and put in on top of a piece of toast. For my second I chose the renaming a cluster of animals. This assignment was so fun to create as I got to change the name of a group of animals to whatever I wanted. The next I chose the Say it like the Peanut butter where I took a scene that I thought was important to the overall plot of the story and turn it into a Gif. The fourth in this video is the We’re the Real Life Brady Bunch. This was so much fun as it allowed for me to create a picture of my best friends. The fifth is The Forrest Gump Project where I took an old picture and put myself into it. All of these daily creates and assignments allowed me to use different online tools and understand digital story telling in a way that I hadn’t understood before. 

Link to video here

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Daily Create #tdc2725:

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The final Daily Create of this class! This daily create was fun and got me thinking. I was unsure of what to name a group of animals, and what animal to chose. As I was thinking of a word I could use to describe a ‘group’, chickens were potent in my mind, so I knew I wanted to choose them! I then searched “a group of chickens” on google. I immediately came across this photo and the first thing I thought of is what a riot! I thus decided to go with a ‘Riot of Chickens’! I feel like chickens are definitely a riot, in the sense that they are crazy and full of energy. If you have every seen a group of chickens, they are usually running around within a fenced area, just running in circles. They always seem lost or hyper to me, which is why riot came into my head so quickly. I know someone who has about 10 chickens, and her stories about them are always crazy and funny, just like riots are! While chickens seem like a riot, I do have a slight fear of them. Whenever I have been around chickens, especially a group, I try to avoid them and get scared! Birds in general make me nervous sometimes, as I feel they are so unpredictable! You definitely cannot read their facial expression to get an idea of what they are thinking or going to do next!

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DS106 VIDEO Assignment: DIGITAL STORY COMPILATION

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This movie includes a few of my favourite creations from the ds106 assignments! I have enjoyed this class because it taught me how to do some new things with technology, such as creating a meme. Creating a meme was definitely my favourite thing I have learned from this course! Memes are becoming so common and popular in today’s society, and they are used greatly as a form of entertainment. I always wondered how to create them but never dedicated the time to figure it out. This class provided me with examples of possible apps to download in order to be successful in creating memes. The app I chose to use is called “MemeGenerator” from the App store on my iPhone. It is very easy to use and creates excellent memes! I will definitely continue to use this app even after this class is complete, as memes are a means of communication and are fun to use with your friends; I am excited for my future meme creations! I also included my most recent ds106 assignment creation, me photoshopped into a photo from the past! I had a lot of fun with this assignment as it gave me a good chuckle. I will definitely be incorporating myself into more photos in the future as a means of entertainment as well! My video thus is dominated by a few of my favourite meme creations, and of course me photoshopped photo from the past! This class was truly unlike any class I have ever taken. I just had to take this class as a pre-requisite for Optometry school, which I am attending in August. I needed any English credit and I am beyond happy I came across this class! This is not your typical English course; it enables loads of creativity and expression, and is not simply just tedious essays like past English courses I have taken. I am happy to have completed this course, but I truly will miss blogging and the ds106 assignments.

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DS106: Digital Story Compilation

For my final DS106 assignment I created a video compilation of some of my daily creates/DS106 assignments I have created throughout the course. Creating this assignment was pretty fun, and was a great way for me to reflect on the work I have done in this class. To complete this assignment I used the program iMovie on my Mac. Surprisingly, this was my first time using the program iMovie. There were a lot of features I did not explore, but the basics were not hard to figure out. This is definitely a tool I can see myself using in the future. After looking at all the DS106 work I have completed, I realized how many new things I have learned. For example, prior to this course I had never made a GIF before, or even a meme. I have also learned how to make a timeline on JS Timeline, make a YouTube Video, and edit pages using X-Ray Goggles. Looking back, I have created a variety of different things in a short amount of time. All of the things I have learned are useful skills I can see myself using again in future classes.

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DS106 Digital Story Compilation

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This was a great little sentimental assignment! It was challenging but also a great way to end our time of doing these DS106 assignments. I love things that kind of end full circle and this definitely felt like a full circle kind of project. We were asked to pick some of our favorite DS106’s that we had created and make a video compilation of them. The first one I chose was Selfie With My Cat because I love my cat so much and I think that it is such a cute picture. The next one that I wanted to include was the Demotivational Memes assignment because I just got such a kick out of doing that one. The third one that I added was the Big Caption because it included one of my biggest passions which is gymnastics and I felt that that really encapsulated who I am as a person. And the final assignment that I chose to add to my compilation was the Turn A Gif Into A Fig because I like how that video turned out and it also includes one of my favorite things which is Disney. I think that not only did this compilation give viewers a summary of my DS106 assignments, but it also gave an insight as to who I am as a person which is what the DS106’s are all about.

 

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Daily Create #tdc2725

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I thought that this was a great Daily Create to end on. It was fun and not difficult at all and we really got to be creative with it! I really liked the whole concept of renaming a group of specific animals. I liked the theme of having the name of the group match the name of the animal. That was the only difficult part of this assignment was thinking of the name. At first, I was thinking of a flock and I was going to do a flock of ferrets because ferrets start with an f. But then the word cluster came to mind and I knew that I wanted to use that word instead. And the first animal name that I could think of that started with a c was cat. And so, I looked up different cat gifs and my favorite one was by far the Taylor Swift one. It is her sitting with a large group of cats. At first, I could find any gifs that had more than two cats in it. That was also a challenge because the whole point of this assignment is to use a group of animals. This gif was the first one that I saw and I thought that it was too funny not to use! I enjoyed this so much and it was a great way to finish off my time of tweeting Daily Creates!

 

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