My Digital Story

First off I would like to say I am so terrified of this assignment, I really don’t think I am as creative as our teacher thinks I am.

Now in saying that my digital story will be on the struggle of a parent going back to school. I hope to reach an audience of those who have ever had to make a tough decision in there life. I hope to inspire my audience to press through and reach your end goal. I think I am going to either do a semi slide show or a short video.  I think I am leaning more towards a slide show. I am really lost on which song or songs I am going to use, but I hope to learn a lot from the media guy in class tomorrow. Times like these I wish I stuck to my computer graphic degree I was pursuing way back when.

I guess the video has to be three minutes and since we just got done doing a presentation that my specific group had two minutes each to present, a three minute video might a little easier than talking.  I don’t plan to use my voice I just plan to use the pics as a flow of the storyline. Well we shall see has this goes. Good luck to everyone!


My First Week Back In College

Image      This is my first week back at school and I do have to say that it has been a very interesting week. First I would like to say that this is my first time going to school on campus and I have to say I really like coming to school rather than online, but that’s another story. At first I thought I was going to get lost trying to find my classes but that didn’t happen. I’m glad that IUE is not that big of a campus.

       Me being 33 I thought all the fresh out of high school students was going to look at me like “who is this old lady and why is she here?”, but I haven’t gotten any strange looks yet. So far though everyone has been so nice. I think, especially in the pre req classes, everyone is just nervous.  I know I am! I have been able to buy a book off of a returning  student and I even got invited to a party. I really felt cool after that. I wanted to run home and tell my 15 going on 22-year-old daughter that I still had it, especially because I was invited by a guy. I just laughed out loud at that last sentence.

        I have realized that I have acquired a pet peeve already. Let’s say a bit of an irritant. I have come to the realization that I CAN NOT stand when a teacher is talking and students (yes that means plural) are having a whole conversation about something totally different. I mean why are you here? I am in a class where there are three particular student who constantly talk while the professor is talking and you can tell that the professor is irritated, but it is the first week. Another one of my classes there is a student who comments on every single solitary thing the professor said. We could barely get through the syllabus because he had so many questions about what was on it. That made for a long class.

         Well anyway like I said it is the first week, stay tuned for following weeks. I hope they are as exciting as this week has been.