ds106 Digital Storytelling is defined as “using digital tools so that ordinary people can tell their own real-life stories.ds106 can be a great tool for teachers and students to become creative and expand their comfort zones. ds106 storytelling explores the web as a culture, as a media source, and as a place to publish in the open. At First when I was exploring the website it somewhat felt a little over whelming. After watching different videos on what students think about it and seeing some of the daily assignments it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Everybody’s experience that I have seen so far has had a positive one. I like how in the TED talk he talked about how his self confidence grew as he started to challenge himself in the 30 day challenge. He was able to get out of his comfort zone and end up trying things that before he would have never thought of doing. He also stated that to make changes you have to make little changes so they are sustainable. No matter how big or small your challenge is just try something you have always wanted to do.
What are somethings you have always wanted to do?
One thing that was really cool about ds106 is that the assignments don’t really fill like normal assignments. The assignments have quickly become sublimated into waves of activity. this is an amazing example of the ability of the internet to bring people together almost despite themselves. Another about the website that I like was it was a very well thought out website and set up creatively. What I believe will make these daily challenges easy is that it will be something new ad exciting everyday. You will have to expand your comfort zone and that is something I am ready to do. For the most part I like to keep to myself and I hope that this will expand my horizon and make me get out of my comfort zone.
I Plan on starting my 30 days after mid term break. I am excited to see what assignments they have for me to explore many things that I wouldn’t otherwise. I like the idea how you can pick out of a category as well. This gives students a good amount of options to choose from. I plan to post post of my daily create on twitter and my blog site.