For today’s Daily Create I transcribed a snippet of dialog overheard today and used that cue as the opening thought of a poem, like an epigraph. You can do this activity with students when teaching on poetry and how epigraphs are used in literature. Kids have a great time coming up with these and it’s especially fun when they use video game memes or random sentences blurted out during game-play like, “I can build a castle with all your salt!”
For this DS106 Daily Create we were to write a three-line poem about lemons without using the following words: lemon, yellow, round, fruit, citrus, tart, juicy, peel, and sour. It was challenging avoiding these words. I had several false starts and edits before finally getting my idea across, which is that hidden inside this little piece of fruit is a hidden treasure: a stained-glass window. I hope readers got that!
For this DS106 Daily Create I was to illustrate a word from another language that does not have an English equivalent. Then I’m to make up an English word as a possible translation. This is actually a picture from a place not far from where I grew up. It’s the harbor of Avila Beach where I spent many happy summers watching at least a thousand sunsets and moonrises. Read More
Today’s Daily Create is to share our collection obsessions. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it, and it’s definitely a guilty pleasure, but I love Buxom lip gloss from Sephora. It’s also expensive, so I will usually only get it at Christmastime if someone gives it to me as a gift.
For today’s daily create Stark, Spare, Beautiful Midcentury British Safety Posters put out a request to up-cycle their posters to be useful for digital safety. We were to choose one and edit away. Since Minecraft has been a huge “thing” in my house lately it was on my mind. Read More
Today’s daily create was to make a photo of a dozen of anything. I chose Magnesium which has an atomic weight of 12 (made with shiny blue paintballs)
Today’s Daily Create Topic: Make Nature Stick People!
My husband calls me a tree hugger. I subscribe to Earth Justice, I hate fracking, I watch documentaries like Tapped and Gasland, and I’m sometimes that annoying hippie Facebook poster with the latest in-your-face news stories about pollution.
Today’s Daily Create went along with a multimedia piece I read today put out by the New York Times called Snowfall. What’s amazing about this story is twofold. First is how it’s told. The format is set up like an elegant website, embedded with images, video and actual audio from the 911 calls. There is even an augmented animation. It’s great digital storytelling and the media garnered critical acclaim, including winning the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.