Week 8 Reflection

Flickr Image by Albert Vilchez - "Eight"

About Me

Throughout the summer, I worked on many assignments using a variety of media. The following presentation is my media scorecard. All of the titles in green are links to the blog post where the original assignment is posted.

As I look back at my assignments and media creations, I am most proud of stepping outside my comfort zones. I have always seemed to shy away from social, audio, and dialog projects. I’m glad that this class made me create these types of media. I have actually grown to like these types of media (some of my favorite classmates projects were the social projects.– more on that later). I spent time this summer “playing” with lots of tools. There are many tools that I had to find additional resources on in order to understand the tool and its features. The following is a list of tools that I had the opportunity to learn about this summer:

  • Canva
  • Photoscape X
  • iMovie
  • Timeline JS
  • Audacity
  • QuickTime Movie
  • Soundcloud
  • Screencastify
  • Storyboard That
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Hypothes.is
  • Flickr Creative Commons
  • WordPress

From the weekly assignments, daily creates, critiques, and weekly readings/videos, I have learned how to get in touch with my creative side. I’ve learned that there’s many ways of telling stories, and the ways to tell stories continue to change. I’ve learned that to be creative doesn’t necessary mean to be the originator, but I can give a remix to someone else’s work (following copyright laws of course). I’ve learned that today’s children just need the resources and tools, and they will be able to create wonderful pieces of work if we give them the freedom. Finally, I have learned that I am more knowledge-able. I’ve grown to find, sort, and make connections. I’ve grown to try new things and be okay with not succeeding the first time. I’ve grown to share stories with a variety of media.  

About Us

In the article, Cultures of Creativity, The Lego Foundation, David Gaunlett and Bo Stjerne Thomsen explain a model for creative cultures and mindsets. This model can relate to Digital Storytelling and this INTE5340 course with the four pillars of creative mindsets being evident throughout.

Having – The numerous resources were available in our toolbox as well as learning new resources from our peers.
Doing – The assignments, critiques, daily creates, and readings allowed for inspirational products to be made and shared.
Being – Everyone in the class was supportive and helpful. The online twitter community allowed for all members to be present and share their creations
Knowing – Having the knowledge and expertise to create (or knowing where to get the knowledge)


I was truly inspired by the hard work that everyone did over the past 8 weeks. Truth be hold that I did not use Twitter daily prior to the class, and now I found myself checking Twitter constantly for class posts. I wanted to see the latest daily creates, assignments, and conversations. Now as the class winds down so does the class Twitter stream. There were so many amazing stories and moments with my classmates and here are some of my favorites. (All pictures are links to the creation)

About Learning

And now it’s time to sign off. #SeacrestOut #inte5340

Gauntlett, D. & Stjerne-Thomsen B. (2013, June). Cultures of Creativity, The Lego Foundation. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/2tQorpI

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