Summer Mid Week Summary 1

How well do you feel you completed this week’s assignments?

I feel that I did an excellent job of completing the mid-week assignment. The fair warning was a great representation of the amount of time that needs to be set aside to complete the assignments.

What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy the most? What did you learn?

The part that gave me the most trouble was understanding the different platforms. After a little research, I now understand what goes where and how to post it.  This week I enjoyed to video part the most and having my girls involved. They had a blast screaming at the top of their lungs and found it to be a fun game that we do not usually play in the house. I learned a lot this week. I learned how to set up a web page, how to use Twitter, SoundCloud, and Flickr. I also learned how to create and edit a video.

What would you do differently? What questions do you have?

The one thing that I would do differently is trying and figure out how to set the correct frame in my YouTube video. I searched for ways to do it but was not successful. That would be my one question for this week. How can you set the frame?

What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural or societal impacts?

I think the main issues that are surrounding my work are just trying to figure out how to cope with a family, work, and school throughout this very uncertain time. We are all trying to do that, but with small children, it is a huge challenge.

The Process for Mid week..

I set up my domain by first going to the UMW domain site, which took quite a few tries to find a domain name that had not already been taken. I also created a new Gmail account to link my information, to set up YouTube accounts, Flickr, Twitter, and SoundCloud. From there, I followed the directions on what programs to download to my page. I set up my avatar, completed my about page, created my website name, and choose a design for my page, which I may change. For my blog post, I wanted to be creative and include my kids in my introduction. I had them both scream as loud as they could and recorded it, I then had my husband videotape me by myself doing the introduction. After that, I sat down to edit my video through YouTube. For Twitter, I said Hello to the class. For my photo post on Flickr, I chose a tube of toothpaste smeared all over a bathroom sink, here the toothpaste was already something that my little ones had left behind, and I just captured it with my camera. Last, my Soundcloud is a song from Katy Perry called Dark Horse.

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