This week in the digital literacy class we had an assignment to explore DS106. At first when I went to the about page I was super confused. There are many videos that explain it for the most part though. I spent well over two hours watching these videos as many of them were well over a half and hour long. By the end of watching the videos I had a decent understand of that this ds106 is, but I am still not really sure I would be proficient at using it.
On the site it introduces the 30 days of daily creates. Basically a daily create is posted every single day. These daily created should only take about 15 minutes to complete, then you can share them on the site and on your social media sites. You do not have to complete the one for that day, as you can explore previous days and find things that interest you more. There are a variety of creates including audio, video, writing, drawing, and photography. I am interested to see how my 30 days of daily creates goes simply because it seems a little confusing to me and I am not sure I will be able to upload things with ease. That is probably the goal of it though. It will be hard in the beginning but easy by the end of the 30 days.
I do think that this site is very interesting and awesome. I think it could be used in the education world in many ways! First of all it is simple, the assignments do not take long. Second of all the assignments are kind of fun to do. Third of all, you can interact and communicate with so many people on so many different levels.
I will use ds106 to inspire creativity in my life by completing the 30 days of daily creates. This will broaden my technology skills and sharpen my creativity over 30 days. I could use it in my classroom by assigning my students fun little projects to complete and having them upload it to the site and to me. This is killing two birds with one stone. They are having fun completing the assignment while learning more about the world of technology! I still have lots of exploring to practicing to do but all in all I think that this is a great site!