Resources for my Digital Story

U.S. Census Bureau. “Population Estimates Terms and Definitions.” US Census Bureau, Data Integration Division. U.S. Department of Commerce, 17 July 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

OIR. “All Enrollment Data for Fall 2016.” OIR. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Nov. 2016 <>.

MSHSL. “Minnesota State High School League.” Minnesota State High School League. MSHSL, 01 Jan. 2016. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

  • I am going to use these three websites to inform my audience on some data points that I have found which include the population of the areas of Alexandria and the University of Minnesota. The population of Alexandria, MN is approximately 12,000 people. The population of Minneapolis, MN is approximately 400,000 people. The enrollment of my high school in Alexandria, Alexandria Area High School is approximately 1,200 students. I am one of the approximated 52,000 students who are enrolled here at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Scott, Jennifer Acosta. “College Life: 10 Ways to Reduce Stress.” Everyday Health Media, 17 Mar. 2010. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

  • My main focus of my digital story is my transition from a small school in the small town of Alexandria, MN to a large college in the big city of Minneapolis, MN. With this transition there has come a great deal of stress and this website gives ten different ways to reduce stress in college. I am going to talk about some of these ways and how they have related to my college experience and how I have utilized the ideas. I will also add pictures to each idea.

Dweck, Carol. Meaningful Work. Ballantine Books, 2010.

  • In my digital story I am going to mention many obstacles that I have overcame and some quotes that have gotten me through the difficult times in college related to academics, relationships, and self motivation. In one of our readings for class from Carol Dweck’s book I read a quote that has helped me on my journey and I am going to use it in my project. This quote is “Students with a growth mindset value effort; they realize that even geniuses have to work hard to develop their abilities and make their contributions.”

Clifton, Donald, et al. StrengthsQuest. Gallup, 2006.

This resource is a the book called StrengthsQuest and it is a book on the multiple different strengths that each unique individual has. I took a survey and found out my strengths are consistency, discipline, includer, positivity, and responsibility. I will talk about each of my strengths in my digital story and relate them to my transition to college and how I have used and built each of my strengths.

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