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ds106 Assignment Bank

For years, I’ve been a fan of Alan Levine’s (@cogdog) 50 Ways to Tell a Digital Story and his groundbreaking, open kick-butt DS106 (digital storytelling) course.

I recently rediscovered the DS106 Assignment Bank and I see it as a truly inspiring resource for inspiring K12 creativity.

This collection presents an array of options for student communication. It currently hosts 639 assignments and 5870 examples created from them.  Users may visit Featured Assignments, spin for a randomly chosen assignment or view a random response to an assignment.

Assignments are organized by type–visual, design, audio, video, writing, animated GIFs, mashups, fanfiction, 3D printed, and web.  Assignment descriptions share or link to examples of student work, tutorials (when available), and difficulty ratings on a 1 to 5 star scale.  Because the course is open anyone, participants beyond ds106 may share new assignments or shorter ideas for the Daily Create, assignment that can easily be completed in 20 minutes or less.

You may also be interested in Notre Dame’s Remix-T Project Gallery for additional creative digital remix project models.  Or please help update my oldish 50 Ways to Leave Your Paper.
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Thanks so much Joyce. The assignment bank has been a most fun and rewarding site to use and work on.

    As mentioned in the video, I recently released a beta version of a WordPress Theme that allows anyone to create their own bank (it could be anything, not just assignments). See a silly demo site and info there to where the code is available

    Thanks again!

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