Welcome to CT101 – Digital Storytelling! Fall 2020

an old TV from the 1980s hosts the Digital Storytelling course title program

Welcome Everyone!

I hope that you are well, safe and healthy! Here we are: CT101 – Digital Storytelling! The Fall Semester of 2020

Ok, this blog post is a lot things, but first and foremost it is a welcoming! Im excited to meet everyone and share our 1st class session to connect and learn about each other. That’s Nyle DiMarco below, he’s a Deaf Actor and Artist, he is showing us how to say: “Nice to Meet You” in American Sign Language. Im also Deaf and Hard of Hearing, so you can expect to learn some ASL and see more ASL GIFs this semester!

an animated GIF of Nyle DiMarco signing "Nice to Meet You" in American Sign Language

There is a ton of compelling content to cover, which will happen in many ways! Lets start this week and next with a real time Zoom class at 10AM (the zoom link and PW will be sent to your CUNY e-mail address.) Keep in mind, there are two individual sections of this course that both follow the same assignment criteria and also uses the same class website. You are only required to follow the day and section that you registered for, but if you wish, you can join in more. I will explain all of this as we go forward with our first week or two of classes.

**This is the direct URL / Link to our class Website – https://ct101.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

That link above, that is where EVERYTHING is happening for CT101. 

kermit the frog rigorously typing - animated GIF

The Class Structure – CT101 will be taught both synchronously and asynchronously and you will decide what method works best for you. I am here to help you be the best that you can be in our course. And we are all here to do the same for each other. Our class is a community! The nature of our course is already acquainted with the structure that you see here. (This Internet thing…) A big part of our class is exploring your creativity and being experimental with the Internet! Plus, we will learn about the evolving array of digital tools that are available to us. We do quite a bit of the creative work from our own personal work spaces as we integrate the class work into our lives. Please know, I will screen-record each and every assignment’s description, how-to’s and tutorials and share those videos here on our website. Please think of this website as a repository of information, energy and inspiration for the course. (and beyond!)

The Class Website – Our class website takes place on the CUNY Academic Commons! You will soon discover that the Commons is a huge resource and regular source of inspiration and community! Im excited to share this with you all.

This week’s assignment – In the comments section below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) Lets leave our first Comment. Introduce yourself! Tell us a bit about yourself, what you are studying here at York College and anything else that you wish to share (favorite ice cream flavor perhaps? Favorite place to visit on the web? What are most interested in at this moment? Etc..)

**PS -I moderate all the comments to make sure that spam bots don’t spam us into oblivion! If may take a few minutes before your comment shows up, no need to submit it twice :))


31 thoughts on “Welcome to CT101 – Digital Storytelling! Fall 2020”

  1. Hello! My name is Jeffrey but you can call me Jeff or Jeffy for short. I am 20 years old and a current Junior here at York and my major is Psychology. I love swimming, playing video games and reading books, mainly mystery novels. My favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilla and my favorite website to visit is YouTube on a daily! Nice to meet you all!

  2. Hi guys! My name is Isaac Moon and I just transferred to York College from QCC. I am majoring in Communications Technology and am in my junior year. I enjoy playing games and drawing in my spare time and I work part time at Starbucks as a barista. Although I’m lactose intolerant, my favorite dessert of all time is cheesecake. My most frequently used apps on my phone are Youtube and Pinterest. One interesting thing that has happened to me over quarantine is I was able to lose 25 lbs! Nice to meet you guys and I can’t wait to see what the class has in store for us.

  3. Hi everyone!!

    My name is Cindy Abreu. I am Dominican and I live in the Lower East Side, Manhattan. I’m a senior and my major is Interdisciplinary Studies. This is my last semester and I’m so excited about this class. Currently, my favorite ice cream is coffee flavor, but chocolate also holds a very special place in my heart.

    I hope everyone is doing well and stay safe 🙂

  4. Hey Everyone!
    My name is Shema Murshed. I am 19 years old, an upper junior majoring in Psychology. I was born in America. My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. I enjoy and love learning new things everyday.
    Hope everyone does well this semester !

  5. Hello everyone, my name is Linda Haughton. I am a upper senior studying Community Health Education and this will be my last semester, yay! My favorite ice cream is rum and raisin. I am a 10 year cancer survivor and try to live each day to the fullest and thankful for each day that comes.

  6. Hello my name is Isaac Jimenez i am a transfer student from Hunter and i am majoring in communications technology. my favorite ice cream is cookies and cream.

  7. Hello Class, my name is Louannie. I am currently a senior at York, majoring in Health Science. I was born and raised in Guyana until I migrated to the States at the age of 5. I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. Fun fact about me is I’m a leftie and I love to travel. Last place I visited was Jamaica last year summer.

  8. Hello Everyone!

    My name is Claudia. I was born in New York, grew up in Brooklyn, and currently live in Queens. I am a senior majoring in Political Science. My favorite ice cream flavor is Rocky Road. I love the arts and am a fan of all movies!

  9. Hello Everyone,

    My name is Janett Edwards, born in Jamaica West Indies. I am currently a upper junior studying Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources. My favorite ice cream is great nut. I am a mother of four took a 21 year break to raise my family. Now I am focusing on finishing what I started.

  10. Hey y’all! My name is Jordan Woodbine. I was born in Kingston,Jamaica, but I now live in Brooklyn, New York. I am an upper-sophomore and I major in journalism. I aspire to one day have my own talk show/podcast. SB: My favorite ice-cream flavor is “Talenti-Caramel Cookie Crunch.”

  11. Hey everyone! My name is Shanae Harte. I was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana (South America), but now I reside in New York. I am an upper-junior and I am 19 years old. I’m majoring in journalism and minoring in psychology. And a fun fact- I love collecting water bottles and I hope to have a large collection soon.

  12. Hey everyone my name is Saul De Leon. This is my first semester at York as a transfer from Kingsborough. Currently, I am a lower junior and majoring in Journalism. I hope everyone had a great summer. I’m excited to be back in class even though I was hoping it would have been in person but will make do with what we have.

  13. Hello everyone,
    I hope all of you are doing well and staying safe. A little about me is, My name is Sreya Sewkaransing and I am a senior at York College, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Communication Technology. I can’t wait to learn from all of you this semester.

  14. Hey Guys! My name is Imani. I am a senior here at York College, I am a marketing major, and this is my last year. During this last year here I am going to create a video podcast with the knowledge I will be obtaining. Also, plan on networking it is always good to know someone somewhere but I really hope that things open back up… COVID-19 is a drag.

  15. Hello everyone Im Jazmin a senior at York College. My major is Studio Art which is interesting and fun, I don’t have a favorite Ice-cream but Im open to recommendations or anything. I also hope everyone is safe and healthy :-).

  16. Hey guys, my name is Shaikh. I am a senior majoring in sociology and minoring in theater arts. I have a passion in acting and have done theater plays at York College. I hope to continue after I graduate and audition in tv shows and movies. I also have a youtube channel making vlogs,skits etc and my very own podcast.

  17. Hello Class , my name is Destiny Lucas . I’m 20 years old and I’m attending York College to pursue a future in Psychology. I enjoy doing yoga and reading in my spare time . I also enjoy watching documentaries on murderers and conspiracies. I’m focused on maintaining my health and being focused on my future .

  18. Hello everyone, my name is Deandra Johns. I am 21 years old and I am a senior at York College. Im majoring in Journalism , minor in CT. Im excited about taking this class and learning all the ins and out of this course.

  19. Hi everyone! My name is Arantxa Lashley, and I’m currently a graduating senior at York College. I’m double majoring in Accounting and Studio Art with a minor in Psychology. My favorite ice cream flavor is Haagen-Dazs White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, and I’m a strawberry milk fanatic 🙂

  20. Hey everyone,
    My name is Brandon Batista, I was born and raised in Queens, NY and I’m a very passionate sports fan. My first few semesters I was not to sure in what direction I wanted to head into. Now, I finally made the decision to major in Psychology. It was nice getting to know you all better!

  21. Hi guys! My name is Iqra Saqib. I am majoring in Health Science, this my senior year at York College. After graduation, my plan is to do a master’s in Physician Assistant. My favorite ice cream flavors are coffee and chocolate. In my free time, I love to do makeup and watch YouTube videos.

  22. Wassup Everyone!

    My name is Kehinde Charles-Pedro I’m ungraduated at York College I’m in pursuit of earning my BA degree in English hopefully earn my Ph.D. before I’m 30 Lol…and I am 20 years old was born and raised in Brooklyn but moved to Queens 3 years ago. One of my favorite hobbies is watching anime and reading webtoons and comics.

  23. Hi everyone, my is Bryan, I’m from Ecuador and I am 22 years old. I just transferred to York College from QCC. My major is Communications Technology. I would say my favorite ice cream is vanilla with nuts. I love watch movies but I don’t like horror movies lol…

  24. Hey, my name is Ja’Nya, Nya for short. I am a communication technology major with a concentration in TV production. Ive always loved movies and have always been the type to analyze and come up with my own alternate scenes or phrases the actor could have said instead, which in all I think fueled my decision to go this route.

  25. Hello Everyone,

    My name’s Guamacice Delice, a transfert student from Haiti to York College. I am mjoring in Technology Communication which I have interest for even if it is completly new for me. As I am very motivated, I hope being able to overwhelm all the issues I am facing in relation with the remote learning and technology to have everything under control. In addition, I am still an English learner and I rely on every single classmate through this new challenge. I hope, from my part, being able to be useful as a student and as a person.

  26. Hey everyone,
    My name is Aleia Roache and I’m a senior at York. I’m majoring in psychology seeing as how I’ve always had an interest in the mind and how it works. Also because people always tell me how easy I am to talk to. My favorite place on the internet is Youtube. The tutorials have helped me with everything from my hair to skin and has helped me rediscover my love for crocheting as well. I hope we all have a great semester together!!

  27. We will. I am sure. Until this morning I was wondering whether I can go through. I was all the more worry that I was facing a connection issue that kept me out of most part of the class. But after visualizing the tutorial I have become confident a bit. I think I will get it.

  28. Hey guys 👋🏾
    My name is Anique Ryan, I’m from St. Vincent & the Grenadines. I’m majoring in Studio art and minoring in Biology. I’m also a manager at a reasturant. Art was mostly a hobby of mine, growing up I was always into crafts and everything changed when my older brother taught me some drawing tricks. I would always draw or paint when I’m feeling stressed so I decided to take a few art courses at York and I haven’t regret it.

  29. Hi, My name is Fatoumata Koureichi I was born here but my heritage is African. I am majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Also I would like to mention that I am FEMINIST and a ACTIVIST For human rights. I would talk your head off about basic human rights and women’s rights its just who I am. I decided to take this course not only because I need it but also because I always had this vision of beginning a podcast or a blog which can later on evolve into being my own TV Host like Oprah Winfrey and etc. Therefore I am really looking forward to this class and the doors it may open for me.

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