This presentation is based on the driving question, ‘How am I going to progress as a learner before the end of the school year?’. I think that’s a good question, and one I had to think long and hard about.
What is something you worked hard on and revised several times, but the end product turned out better than expected?
For my maker example, I chose the all about me blog post. This is because of the process in which it was created, and how I think there was a lot of PLP essence. My first draft was ok, but there weren’t a lot of pics. The video wasn’t the greatest either. So I got critique, and went at it again, this time making it a whole lot better.
What project did you struggle with? Why?
For my math example, I wanted to use the metaphor machine project. When we were doing the circuits side of things, I kinda got controlling. This was because I found the circuits very interesting, and I didn’t really want anyone else to do it. Because of that, some of our group didn’t have anything to do, so they were off task a lot. Group work is something I haven’t always been good at, and I need to work on it.
What skills did you use and what skills do you need to continue to develop?
I wanted to use the Frankenstuffie project, a project from science and humanities to answer this question. In this project, we learned a lot about film techniques, which is a key part of PLP 9. These skills will continue to help me throughout the year, so it is important to me to keep working on them, learning more and more all the time!
And finally, another example from humanities. In the metaphor machine project, we had two different parts to it. We had the book wok, learning about all the revolutions and such. We also had the actual building of the machine. I find it interesting to look back and see the contrast between them. The actual building was really fun, so I think the Easter Rising revolution will stay implanted in my brain a lot longer than the stuff we learned sitting in a desk taking notes.
In conclusion, I have three goals for the remainder of the school year. Firstly, I need to improve on my group work skills. Secondly, I would like to become more familiar with all the filming techniques we’ve learned about in class. And finally, I would like to be better on the first draft, rather than not trying as hard because it is the first draft. How do you think I can improve other than in these three areas?