The Clash of The Clash & Clash

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This is a public service announcement. With Guitar.

A new thing is called that takes your text and turns it into pop culture audio snippets.

An old thing is called The Clash which is an awesome punk band.

This is the clash of those two things:

Know Your Rights



9 Lies the DS106 Open Syllabus Tells

Daily Create 1718 The Digital Storytelling Syllabus is full of lies. I will highlight them below.

Lie 1: Course Name- Digital Storytelling: The Open Course-Digital Storytelling? No digits have told me any stories yet!

Lie 2: Instructor: NOBODY. There is no one in charge of this class, no leaders. No leaders??? We’re all in the community together, so we’re all  leaders. Which is the opposite of no leaders.

Lie 3: Location: The Internet- The Internet? Okay this is true so it’s a lie that this is a lie. Still counts.

Lie 4: Term: Ongoing-Sometimes in the middle of the night no one is posting anything so it stops then.

Lie 5: ds106 Bootcamp- There are no boots. There aren’t even socks.

Lie 6: 7,8,9- That there are 9 lies in the syllabus.

So, after all of this, still interested in ds106???? Me, too!

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18 Myths Uncovered About Learning

Daily Create 1717: Get a random blog post title and then write it

In light of number 2, in which we find out a myth is not a myth, for clarity’s sake the list below is a list of things that are true as far as I believe.

1. Having a numbered list in your Ed-Tech article is not mandatory. My list will probably not make it to 18. Or it will in a totally bullshit way.

2. Myth doesn’t even mean myth like you think it does

Folklorists often balk at the common usage of the word “myth” to mean “lie.” A myth, by their disciplinary definition, is quite the opposite. A myth is a culture’s sacred story. It involves supernatural or supreme beings — gods. It explains origins and destinies. A myth is the Truth.

3. The more open and shary you are with your learning, the more you will learn. Also, everyone else will learn, be happy, be more confident and live longer.

4. Don’t pigeon-hole yourself by saying you have a learning style, think of them more as preferences. You ain’t going to learn bird calls very well if you’re only a ‘visual’ learner now are ya?

5. Education buzzwords are great because they fizzle out and then we get to make fun of them. Let’s start a new one right now! Listify your learning! Everything should be in a list of at least 18 in order to learn anything! In the end, however, we’re just trying to get learners involved in our learning… is that so much to ask?

6. Seven, eight, nine

10. No one really wants to do group work, but some of the best learning happens in groups, teams,  communities however they form. So take that for what it’s worth.

11. Twelve, thirteen

14. Knowing what cognitive load means is pretty helpful, when you’re teaching.

15. If learning is tied to positive emotions of feeling part of something, it ain’t forgot none time soon. So, like, leverage that, eh.

16. Seventeen

18. We are finally there, number eighteen! Here is the final myth about learning, which means truth: Everything is a learning experience so just dig in and giver shit.

Bye bye.



The Ocean at The End Of Our Backyard

Daily Create #1710

The ocean at the end of our backyard was actually the tallest mountain in the world. At least it was the tallest mountain in the world back in the 80s. At least in the mind of a 4 year old, large-headed, silly child named me. Okay it was only the tallest mountain in my backyard. Okay it’s actually really the littlest mountain in the whole area. But still… a mountain in your backyard is not a bad thing to have.

Looking back into the forest in the image provided there is actually a little valley there before the mountain starts going up again, like mountains are supposed to… As you can tell, this is a silly little mountain. That valley would flood in the springtime. Or at least it did once. I’m pretty sure when it did I floated around on an ice floe in it for a week or two. That probably didn’t really happen. I’m starting to think I may have been Caillou when I was 4. This is bad. See you later.

image screenshootered from google streetview. Source/Citation format made up on the spot.

Alright, well here’s the story

Alright, well, here’s the story.

Brad, a friend of mine, was visiting his folks in Montreal.

Charged him an arm and a leg for the flights.

Damn huge country this is.

Eleven hundred bucks to get across it!

Fine whatever, Brad thought.

Get this visit over with.

Haven’t seen them in a while.

It’ll get them off his back.

Just for a little while at least.

Kills him to spend time with them though.

Little jabs left and right all day long.

Mom’s the worst.

Never stops going over his life.

On and on.

Pisses him off.

Quiet time is not in the cards this weekend.

Regretting this already.


This is the last time.

Until next time.

Vicious cycle.

When will it end.

X words mess everything up.

You know what I mean?




Strange Mini-Golf, Hole 4 Par 87

I can’t show you a picture of this hole, as you have to do it blindfolded. Words will have to suffice. Picture this… Wait I forgot, you’ll be blindfolded, so don’t picture this… feel this:

Blindfold on, you will begin by hitting a very small golf club with a very big golf ball. The mini club will not go very far as it does not roll very well at all.

At this point you will need to get down on your knees and feel around for your mini-club. This will probably happen after every stroke. Did I mention that you are not standing on astro-turf? You are actually up in a Giant Sequoia.

Now you can decide whether or not to keep hitting your club with the giant ball or if you just want to flick the club with the ring finger on your non-dominant hand. But this choice is now or never. Most people switch to flicking.

Once you find your mini club and you flick it again, the club will likely fall out of the tree. So now you need to try to climb out of the tree blindfolded. Don’t worry, the tree is surrounded by mattresses.

Now that you are lying in a pile of mattresses, again, search for your mini club by feeling around with your hands. Found it? Great! Flick it again, away from the tree if you remember where it is. Keep flicking it until you get it onto a local bus. This may take a while.

Once on the bus with your mini club, wait until the driver announces the name of a stop that reminds you of your childhood. This is where you need to switch from flicking to kicking. Oh yeah and you can switch out your mini-club to a beach ball. I put a deflated one in your pocket. Inflate it! Quickly now! And then kick it out the door and chase it!

Now that you are wherever you are, continue to kick your ball until someone asks you if you if they can play with your ball as well. This person is Hole 4 of our golf course! Tell them nicely that they are welcome to play with the ball, but you have to get back to your mini-golf game! The run back to the course and begin Hole 5.

Good luck!

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ds106 Daily Create #1685

Drone, Please Come Home

Daily Create 1679

Here is how this video came to be. You will probably note that my process is fraught with inefficiencies and could be done in approximately a lot less steps.

  • Copy the youtube link for the original Kin Lane Drone Recovery video
  • Paste it into and download the mp4
  • Make that there mp4 go into Movie Maker
  • Splice out the part where Kin is just about to grab it
  • Think about how it’d be funny if it took off again and just kept looping that way
  • Google: how to reverse a video
  • Find
  • Put my spliced video into that
  • Download the reversed version
  • Add that to Movie Maker project, copy and paste a few times
  • Realize I need some old timey rag time music to add to this
  • Go to, Old-Time/Historic Genre
  • Listen to a few songs, settle on ‘Percy Wenrich: The Smiler’
  • Put that song into Movie Maker, add title and credits, watch the finished product, lightly chuckle, publish to mp4
  • Then put that there video into youtube