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Digital Storytelling Final Course Portfolio and Reflection

How did you learn in this course? How do you understand your social learning practices given theory shared by L&K?
As a learner relatively new to online social learning, the practices of this course INTE 5340 Digital Storytelling, were at first, challenging to adopt. Prior to the start of the course, I set up a Twitter account and started participating in discussions like #edgamechat, and looking for people to follow in regards to education and personal interests. I set up a website called Designing To Learn to feature my professional and educational work that tied in with the blog I had already set up. I also read a majority of the course text New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning 3rd Ed by Colin Lankshear and Michele Nobel. However, I did not fully comprehend what I was reading or doing prior to the start of the course, things quickly started to make sense after the first week of engagement. By the practices as outlined in Ds106 how to write up assignments li…

Trajectories and Reflections: Week 7 Reflective Practice

Introduction As part of the educational discourse in digital storytelling each week, I will conduct a reflective practice self assessment. These ‘reflections’ will serve as both formative and summative assessment to the learning goals of the course INTE 5340.

See learning goals in the INTE 5340 syllabus. See DS106 syllabus.

Requirements and Production
DS106 Assignment Bank (Video Assignment)
Creative Education Compilation: VideoAssignments1736

Response to Lankshear & Knobel “New Literacies” chapter one and selected scholarship
Social Learning Trajectories: A Response to Lankshear & Knobel Chapter 8

Digital story critique
The Cake is Not a Lie: A Critique of Portal 2 Puzzle Maker "Making Space for Physics"

Comment peer critiques (x2)
Week 7: Critique

(I only found 1 critique to examine posted by other classmates this week!)

Comment peer chapter responses (x2)
Moving Towards "Pull"- Last L&K Response

We need a remix for that books ending!

Reflective summary
Traject…

The Cake is Not a Lie: A Critique of Portal 2 Puzzle Maker "Making Space for Physics"

As part of the continued practice in digital storytelling, in INTE 5340 MA ILT at CU Denver, I will consume a digital stories and offer critiques. Until now the course has focused on Jason Ohler’s assessment traits as criterions to assess stories. For the remainder of the critiques in the course, I will focus on “everyday remix practices” as described in the Lankshear and Knobel text New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning Third Ed by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel, on pages 127-140.

To coincide with my theme, ‘the importance of creative arts in education,’ I’ve reviewed and critiqued some everyday remix practices of teachers in creative curriculum settings. This week I wanted to look at another creative way students ‘remix’ learnt material. I was inspired to look at Institute of Play after reading chapter 8 in Lankshear & Knobel “New Literacies.” Chapter 8 describes in some detail how Institute of Play creates ways for K-12 students to engage in creative and so…

Creative Education Compilation: VideoAssignments1736

Creative Arts in Education Throughout the semester while researching scholarship related to ‘the importance of creative arts in education,’ I’ve looked at many YouTube videos. I’ve critiqued and examined mostly creative everyday remix practices of teachers and the works of Ken Robinson. To round it all out, I wanted to create something that showed the students. What does it look like when creative arts are implemented into education?

Different Colors I chose to compile the videos set to Walk the Moon Different Colors. Since the first time I heard this song it made me think about why teachers do what they do and fight to make better experiences for their students. Hence the lines, “this is why we’re biting the bullet, we know the kids are right.” It’s not easy to change the landscape of ‘high stakes testing’ and integrate engaging, creative curriculum. Although there have been great improvements at some schools, as can be seen in the compilation video, others still lag behind due to g…

Social Learning Trajectories: A Response to Lankshear & Knobel Chapter 8

Digital Storytelling For The Illiterate Generation(s) The eighth and final chapter of New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning Third Ed by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel was like reflecting on the past seven weeks of my life from a programmatic point of view as a digital storytelling student. My first response to this was “Why didn’t I read this chapter first so I knew what I was getting into?” Then I realized, I probably would not have understood any of it had I not experienced ‘digital storytelling.’ As I was reading the chapter, I was constantly analysing the program Lankshear & Knobel suggest, and comparing to what I am experiencing in current curriculum. The first major difference in the curriculum noted in the text versus what students at CU Denver Masters in Information and Learning Technologies program experience was some limited face to face and group instruction. The MA program at CU Denver is completely online. Students may meet face to face if they r…

'Pulling' Things Together: Week 6 Reflective Practice

Introduction As part of the educational discourse in digital storytelling each week, I will conduct a reflective practice self assessment. These ‘reflections’ will serve as both formative and summative assessment to the learning goals of the course INTE 5340.

See learning goals in the INTE 5340 syllabus. See DS106 syllabus.


Requirements and Production
The Daily Create (x2)
Fish Out of Water - Boundaries Exercise tdc1276

Look at all the people - hyperbolic tiling tdc1285


DS106 Assignment Bank (Web Assignment)
What Is Your Passion Archetype Character Buzzfeed Quiz


Response to Lankshear & Knobel “New Literacies” chapter one and selected scholarship
I Can Feel The Pull: A Response to Lankshear & Knobel Chapter 7


Digital story critique
Artistic Fan Remix: Critique of Ken Robinson on Flourishing


Comment peer critiques (x2)
Critique: Machinima- The Druid: Tree of Life - (A WoW Machinima by Nixxiom)

Mash-Up Lecture Series


Comment peer chapter responses (x2)
Chapter 7. Pedagogical Implications
New L…

Look at all the people - hyperbolic tiling tdc1285

Dailycreate tdc1285
This is a great way to synthesize art with math to make pretty visuals by formulas.
You can make your own with the help of this website: http://www.malinc.se/m/ImageTiling.php

What Is Your Passion Archetype Character Buzzfeed Quiz

What are your natural aptitudes? Based very loosely off of multiple intelligences. Are you the Artist, the Technologist, the Naturalist, the Performer, the Musician, the Poet, the Athlete, Puzzle Fighter, or the Renaissance Man or Woman?

A Meaningful Assignment This week I focused on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and Ken Robinson’s The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. In so many ways this scholarship resonated with chapter seven in the Lankshear and Knobel text as well as my focal theme ‘the importance of creative arts in education.’ I wanted to find a ds106 assignment that could help me synthesize scholarship with ‘new literacies’ application. The literacy dimensions and cultural appreciation in order to craft a Buzzfeed personality quiz that has humor and meaning is really challenging. To create a quiz in this nature, one must use writing skills, logic, artistic, and technical ability. This is exactly why I chose to do this assignment: WebAssig…

Artistic Fan Remix: Critique of Ken Robinson on Flourishing

Ken Robinson on Flourishing
Voice: Sir Ken Robinson, Director: Jim Batt, Artist: Molly Crabapple
As part of the continued practice in digital storytelling, in INTE 5340 MA ILT at CU Denver, I will consume a digital stories and offer critiques. Until now the course has focused on Jason Ohler’s assessment traits as criterions to assess stories. For the remainder of the critiques in the course, I will focus on “everyday remix practices” as described in the Lankshear and Knobel text New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning Third Ed by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel, on pages 127-140.

Kind of Remix: Fanfiction short movies (if one must be chosen from L&K text)
Three Literacy Dimensions:

1. From making movie trailers: “May involve knowing how to include written text in the remixed video to help convey new storyline.”

2. From creating fanfiction: “Understanding the structure and purpose of narratives and using this to guide writing.”

3. From creating fan art: “Being able t…

I Can Feel The Pull: A Response to Lankshear & Knobel Chapter 7

Introduction Chapter seven in New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning Third Ed by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel was like listening to the preacher preach to the choir. One of my mantras all semester has been ‘mastery.’ The mastery that develops in one’s skill by practices in creativity that lead to broader ability in ‘new literacies,’ or the ability to solve a variety of problems by utilizing various approaches through diverse practices in social learning. This may involve being keen to understanding multiple intelligences, and the ability to switch from one mode of learning to another. Or ‘learning to be’ through communities of practice and deep learning (Lankshear & Knobel, 2011, p. 218-219). Many of the participators on ds106, and my fellow classmates in the CU Denver Masters in Information and Learning Technologies program, myself included, are learning to do many different things for the first time. We are learning through our frustrations and comparisons …

Fish Out of Water - Boundaries Exercise tdc1276

Ds106tdc1276 1. Find two spaces that share a boundary
2. Do something to highlight or alter the relationship between those two spaces.

I chose to highlight the boundaries of fish and terrestrial beings. What would it be like to be a fish in a fish bowl? What would it be like for the fish to be walking on the ground or swimming through the air?
The visible, physical boundaries explored were created by the meniscus of the water and the edge of the ‘fish bowl,’ and the computer screen and the rest of the live world. This was created by filming a youtube video: Fish relaxation scene - real life fish swimming to their delight by PlayerResidentCraft through a wine glass half filled with water. I used Adobe Premier to cut the video and add some text and sounds. I had to learn how to use AP by looking at some tutorials. I browsed freesound.org and found two tracks to use under creative commons for this project: ryanconwayUnderwater / Breathing and Robinhood76WATER related sounds » 01643 under…

All Mashed Up - Week 5 Reflective Practice

Introduction
As part of the educational discourse in digital storytelling each week, I will conduct a reflective practice self assessment. These ‘reflections’ will serve as both formative and summative assessment to the learning goals of the course INTE 5340. See learning goals in the INTE 5340 syllabus. See DS106 syllabus.

Requirements and Production
The Daily Create (x2) Elephant Element Drawing tdc1278

The Writing of A Lecture Hall Student tdc1275

DS106 Assignment Bank (Mashup) Internal production and discussion only. See analysis below.

Response to Lankshear & Knobel “New Literacies” chapter one and selected scholarship
Is Design Important? A Response to Lankshear and Knobel Chapter Five

Digital story critique
The Everyday Remix Practices of Teachers: A Critique of Christopher Emdin: Hip-Hop and the Remix of Science Education

Comment peer critiques (x2)
Batman vs. Superman Fan Made Trailer – Digital Story Critique

Digital Story Critique 8: Green Day: A 5 Minute Drum Chronology - Kye Smit…

Elephant Element Drawing tdc1278

"From The Sketchnote Workbook. We can draw everything with these 5 basic elements. Shall we try it? Find a complex subject for your composition and draw it using only circles, squares, triangles and dots!" -tdc1278

I am not sure it is the intent of Mike Rhode for us to create a drawing of a "complex subject" in this fashion. In my brief introduction to his work it appears the intent is to show how one can draw 'symbolically' for rapid communication and thought processes. However the tdc asked for a complex subject and to draw it with basic shapes. A remixed assignment in it's own right? So here we have it, "Elephant Element Drawing."
 I first drew a rough sketch of the forms using simple shapes (you can see the under drawing I kept highly visible). Perhaps like the forms are described similarly to a low-polygon 3D model. On top of that rough sketch I added texture and shade to the forms by use of circles and triangles only. This type of techn…

Is Design Important? A Response to Lankshear and Knobel Chapter Five

Intro In chapter five of New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning Third Ed by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel the reader begins to take a detailed look at the practices of blogs and wikis. Much like the changes as seen in web 1.0 to web 2.0, it can be noted that the participation, authorship, and readership of blogs and wikis has changed dramatically since the development and implementation of accessible user interfaces and publishing mediums. Lankshear and Knobel mention this when referring to the limitation of blogs as seen in the 90’s, because blogging in the 90’s required some knowledge of HTML. Fifteen years later, we can see the explosion of blogs, and microblogging in conjunction with social media and accessibility on mobile devices. The result of this ease of access and mobility is diverse content and practices amongst bloggings offering multi-faceted dimensions of engagement in our lives (Lankshear & Knobel, 2011, p. 142-144).

Blogs Interestingly enough…