Class Blog Post #10: Digital Teacher Identity

Liabilities: Though I am not a teaching major, digital identity is still relevant to me when I want to consider a professional career or job in the future. I love social media, even though I am not always the best at it. I use it on daily basis probably 2-3 a day. Facebook, Instagram, and applications like SnapChat are my secret addictions. My Facebook account and Instagram account contain personal pictures with friends and family.

Assets: Before being hired, I would definitely remove my Facebook account. I could use my Twitter account after cleaning or “tweaking” it up a little bit to ask questions to future colleagues over the internet. I would never use Instagram for professional reasons because I don’t find it necessary or useful. Ironically, I don’t like when people know my business 24/7 or where I am at or who I am hanging out with, but Facebook keeps me connected with family members from Greece. 

Blog Post #9

For the Trajectory assignment, I chose one of my current classes as an example. My professor wants us to read long novels in a two-week span, read random online articles (that are tied to the main ideas of the book), have a panel of people discuss the book in front of the entire class (each of us assigned a specific book), and then write a five-page paper that is basically a reflection on everything. Though it is not too difficult to do, it is a lot of tedious work especially when you are taking five courses so I am guilty of not reading every single book assigned (except the ones I was super interested in, and the one where I had to discuss in front of the class). When talking to the other students, most of them haven’t picked up any of the book and instead read online summaries and then write the paper after the in-class discussion.

Here is a link to my Trajectory Process for this specific class:



Class Blog Post #7

For this assignment, I chose to do the Post”Secret” assignment. The idea is to write on a post-it your biggest dream in life. I chose “To Change the Lives of People” because my major is Psychology and I thoroughly enjoy helping others in need, and listening to anyone who has a problem. My biggest dream is to to change at least one person’s life and help them overcome a difficult time in their life. If I can do that, I will feel like I have completed something important in my life. After I took the picture of my message on my phone, I uploaded it to flickr.


Link to the assignment:


Class Blog Post #5

For this assignment, I took a picture of a chair and I cropped the picture so that it would specifically show the ordinary object. The point of the assignment is to take a picture of an object and manipulate the colors. I used Google to edit the picture with the Exposure button, and LFR tool.


Link to the assignment:

Class Blog Post #3

For our Assignment A, I chose to do the “Before and After” Assignment. I took a screenshot on my computer of both pictures and repositioned them together so that they were even. On the left is a picture of me when I was younger (excuse my lack of fashion sense) and on the right is a picture of me two weeks ago in Tybee Island for a cousins wedding.

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Class Blog Post #8: Transmedia Franchise

For my Transmedia Franchise, I chose Twilight. In 2005, the first Twilight novel was released and it spread like wildfire, especially for middle/high-school girls. By 2008, the four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels had been released and Hollywood caught on to the popularity of the books (she is in the process of writing another one). The Twilight Saga film franchise sales are estimated to be worth $5,736,100,000.

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Spreadability vs. Drillability: The content of Twilight began through four novels and then turned into a five-movie series. It is composed of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Down Part 1 and 2. There is a spinoff currently in the works, but Lionsgate/Summit and writer Stephanie Meyer are not opening up about the details. This information was released during a Comic-Con interview; the spinoff will most likely be focused on Bella and Edward’s daughter, Renesmee. Because she is a very young character, it opens up the door for her character to have a T.V. series and watch her grow. Originally, there was not going to be a spinoff but the fans kept demanding more vampire action.

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Continuity vs. Multiplicity: The storyline is consistent in The Twilight Saga. There are things that they changed in the films (in order to make it more ‘Hollywood’, such as certain characters not dying). Also, they had to choose specific parts of the novel that they wanted to include in the films without changing the storyline completely. Overall, they were very consistent with portraying the characters the way the novels depict them. But with that being said, some fans complained that there was not enough ‘meat’ in the movies that was included in the books.

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Immersion vs. Extractability: The Twilight Series does not have a way for you to physically enter the world of it (like how Harry Potter has a theme park), but consumers try to immerse themselves in different ways.  Online, you can see people acting out scenes on Youtube or creating blogs about their thoughts and theories on Twilight. There are plenty of Twilight outfits and props available online, as well. For extractability, there are countless things that have been created due to the popularity of the franchise. Barbie dolls, nail polish/makeup, jewelry, clothes, bags, and perfume are just a few popular items sold. I’m a closet Twilight fan after being dragged to watch the first movie, and I still have the vampire-designed cups that were given to us on premier night.

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Worldbuilding: Though the series started in the United States, Twilight has a huge fan base outside of the county. After the books became popular here, they started advertising them around the world so when the movies came out they already knew about the series. The entire cast had group interviews and television appearances to promote the films in countries such as Germany, France and Australia.

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Seriality: This transmedia has not broken up the narrative arc into multiple discrete chunks. You don’t need to read the books in order to understand the storyline in the movies, but it makes a little more sense if you do read the background story.


Subjectivity: In each of the books and each of the films, the subject is always consistent. The characters stay true to who they are, and the villains of the series remain the bad guys until the end of the story. The main characters go through many challenges, but they don’t change who they are. The story in the book and the story in the film ends the same but there are small alterations that occur.


Performance: Because of the popularity of Twilight, Stephanie Meyer is considering continuing the series. Like I mentioned earlier, there may be a spinoff revolved around the daughter of the main characters. Many fans have complained that there is not enough content (they want parks, t.v. show, more books etc.), but the writer does not want to ‘overdo’ the brand.

Class Blog Post #2

Area 1 Geospatial Project: Rachael and Tyvee

“Our Master Narrative concluded that there are many factors that bring people to a conclusion about Area 1. Pebblebrook, who’s area rival is South Cobb Highschool, is the only school in the county with a magnet program. Because a magnet program is supposed to specialize students in a specific art, people expect these schools to hold academics (including art/music) to a higher standard, but our statistics showed that this school could improve their program. Due to the fact that there are so many students at this school, it is hard to meet the needs of each and every student. South Cobb is also a huge school with a variety of people coming from different economic and social backgrounds. The majority of people in this area are not considered to be in the highest economic/social class, and many documented crime rates are reported. Acts of violence and prejudices formed in South Cobb, cause a clash between different social groups in this area.”

The link to our map:

Class Blog Post #1

Written Description: The purpose of my lesson plan is to give the students the ability to detect reliable/unreliable sources from online data. Students will work in groups to determine whether or not a list of sites are reliable or not. My goal here is for them to not only learn the difference between reliable and unreliable sources, but also for them to get more comfortable working and compromising with a group. The assessment goal is to see if the students have fully understood the difference between a reliable and an unreliable source by finding their own reliable/unreliable page.


Class Blog Post #4 Remix Culture

A Bad Lip Reading is a very popular Youtube account, where they remix popular movies or presidential speeches with a voiceover that usually makes absolutely no sense, but is super funny because the voiceover tries to match the person’s face as closely as possible. They tend to make serious moments super goofy and millions of people have checked out their remixes.

A Bad Lip Reading follows the guidelines of transformative use because they use clips from movies or speeches in a completely new manner, as well as in an unexpected way. The voiceovers have absolutely nothing to do with the scenes and you can never guess what they will say next, which is why it is so entertaining to watch (the unexpected part of transformative use). The video is an obvious parody of the film and it pokes fun at the ‘seriousness’ of the scenes. The makers of these videos took the clips from video search engines, especially for the presidential speeches, and this is considered fair use of content.

Class Blog Post #6: Affinity Space

For my Affinity Space Project, I wanted to share with everyone my passion for Pinterest, especially with the “DIY” section. My friends and I make crafts about every two weeks and I’ve included some our personal projects, as well. Our group collects different ideas from Pinterest and we try to recreate some of those ideas to the best of our ability. Pinterest also links us to other blog sites, which keeps us very busy with new craft ideas constantly.