Finishing Up!

This is so bittersweet! My last post for wire106 and ds106 (hopefully not ds106)! This semester was so much fun and its all thanks to this class! Ds106 was my favorite class I’ve taken so far here at UMW and I’m really glad I decided to take it. I was on the fence over the summer and whether or not I should take it but I don’t regret that decision at all. I learned so much from this class and its helped me learn about what I potentially want to work with as a career. I can’t recommend this class enough!

This class was particularly special because it was an online class. Normally you would think an online class would just be you yourself and you. I think of an online class as sitting down in front of the computer for hours trying to understand the topic. That normally doesn’t work for me, I need hands on experience to learn a topic. I quickly found out that this class was anything but that! Between the weekly lunches, video discussions, and the group projects I quickly learned that this class was something special. I still had the face to face interaction that a traditional lecture class would have, but with no lecture! It was a great mix!

I think the assignments were the best part to the entire class, besides having to watch TV for homework. Although my stomach would drop at the beginning of the week when we all got the weekly emails with our quota for the week and I would be so overwhelmed at the beginning of the week, I really enjoyed them! I would always dread sitting down to plan them, but once I did I knocked them out all in one go. The beginning of the semester was a little rocky but once the semester was in full swing I got the hang of things and now I don’t think I’ll ever forget the skills I learned in ds106.


So as I’m writing this I feel like this:

The semester is almost over! That’s so exciting! But I also feel like this:

I don’t want this class to end! I just want to keep creating things and watching TV for homework! But I do realize that all great things must come to an end. Ds106 was a great chapter in my great novel of my life! So with that being said I don’t think this would be a weekly summary without showing you what I did this week! Take a look! And if you want to see what else I’ve done this semester check out my past weekly summaries at the end of this post.


Beadie’s To-do List (4 Stars)

Move Away From the Cookie Jar (4 Stars)

Evolution of Beadie (4 1/2 Stars)


Assignment Cards:

Website Banner

Keeping Up With the Cast of the Wire



The Book of Life Silent Film



Daily Creates:

My Favorite Assignment



Lauren’s post Water+Rice

Carmela’s post The End Is Near; 15

Kisha’s post DS106 Wrap Up

Imran’s post 10 Seconds of Thanks

Travis’s post Annnnndddd Cut — Great Work Guys


Past Weekly Summaries:

Week 1: I was getting everything set up so there wasn’t a weekly summary!

Week 2: Not So Good Week 2

Week 3: Getting The Hang of Things

Week 4: A Crazy Week with Sound

Week 5: A Cool Week with Visuals

Week 6: An Interesting Week with Design 

Week 7: Audio Week

Week 8: Radio Show Week!

Week 9: Inspiration Week!

Week 10: Video Week!

Weeks 11 & 12: Videos Galore

 Weeks 13 & 14: Video Remixmas


Beatrice's Dream Vacation

Hiya! For part of the final project, I decided to make a Pinterest for Beatrice. One of the web assignments was to make a pinterest board for her dream vacation. Now Beatrice works very hard so I decided to pick something that was still in the states for her, and DisneyWorld is a great option. So from there I just found some good tips and trick on what to pack while flying down to Orlando.

Luckily there is transportation provided to and from the Disney owned resorts, so I didn’t included a rental car. I picked Animal Kingdom Lodge for their hotel, partially because I’ve always wanted to stay there. Then I went through the 4 main parks in DisneyWorld; Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot.

These are personally my favorite parks and I pictured Beatrice and her family going during the winter so the water parks are closed during this time. Then I picked some tips and tricks on how to navigate each park.

I really like planning a vacation using pinterest! It was fun to think like Beatrice and figure out where she might like to have travelled. And with her kids too. That was my main point was to plan something would be family friendly.  You can check the board out over here!

Follow Beatrice’s board Travel on Pinterest.

Beatrice Russell as a Pinner

Its hard to imagine what different characters might do in their free time outside of the show. But as another part of the weekly assignments, there was an option to make a Pinterest board based on a character from season 2. Pinterest is addicting. So while thinking of a character to use for this assignment, it dawned on me. If Pinterest was around during the course of the show, I think Beatrice Russell is a closet pinner. I think she would really like Pinterest on the off chase that she has any free time. Although I don’t know too much about her, since we are only two episodes into the second season, I thought she would be a good character to look at. The actual board can be found here but I am going to go through each pin.


Pin 1


Beatrice works for the Port Police in Baltimore. She patrols the containers for any potential threats may they be theft, or in this case human trafficking.


Now the following pins, are my recreation of her uniform, this might be something she would wear outside of work as well. I think the bomber jacket is really cool and it seems like it would be pretty warm on a cold winter’s day at the harbor









I love the scene where she discovers the container, and she is listening to her walkman as she patrols the rows of containers


These are what she is dealing with at work, at this point in time during the season. She discovered 13 dead bodies, all female, and they don’t have any form of identification on them. With the help of McNulty, she is able to give these cases to the Baltimore City Homicide unit.





I added these pins as well because Beatrice is a single mother, trying to put her kids through school and have a full time job as well. The book might be something she would enjoy when she has a little free time on her hands, I would assume that is very rarely though.