When I was asked to do this assignment, I pondered, how can one know who they are? Isn’t that a deeply personal and philosophical question with many unquantified variables? Who or what do we measure ourselves to? But I digress. So, instead of boring you with my “city-talk,” I’m just gonna compare out class to the cast of Lost.
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Journal #1: February 22, 2009
- Food drive
- Community Service
- Service for WCSCC
- Animal Care Website
Journal #2: February 24, 2009
I helped contribute names to the trade list for interviewing purposes.
Journal #3: March 13, 2009
I plan to continue interviewing students and moving along as outlined. I think we should interview one wing at a time or assign a few people to each wing and let them handle their own; It worked very well in D-wing. We’ve strayed slightly from the original plan, we are now asking the lab instructors to choose two students( preferably male and female). We aren’t concerned deeply with home schools, unlike when we first started this project. I think this project will turn out to be very helpful in recruiting students to the career center, since it’s the opinions of current students rather than opinions of instructors.
Journal #4: March 17, 2009
We are still interviewing students, and we’re about half done with our list of trades to interview. Stefan and Trent are working on capturing and, I believe, rendering as well. We’ll have to redo one of the video-taped interviews, because the sound was not loud enough.
Today, I finished the database and putting journals into folders.
Working with people is usually a difficult task, but group work and respect for your team members will get you far. The largest part of any project is planning and organizing, I have learned from many past experiences, that it is a lot easier to accomplish what you set out to do if you have some sort of timeline set out. Everyone differs in how they work best, and learning how someone else works could be equally as beneficial to you. The most important recommedation I offer is to be patient with your team members and respect their opinions.
Today, Eli asked me to try writing a paragraph to be used as an explanation for the website.
Today, I continued work typing miscellaneous items as needed. But my main project was continuing to move journal entries into their dated folders
We wished to create a Wayne County Schools Career Center website for potential students. Drawing students to the career center by showing them what is offered and individual opinions of students. We strived to help students make the decision on whether or not to attend the Wayne County Schools Career Center in the future. The Wayne County Schools Career Center could also benefit from this website, because they could offer it as a resource for potential students to view.
As far as surveys go I have helped with the tallying of those results. With the video interviews, I have helped conduct interviews, carried equipment, and helped with selecting good representatives for the Career Center. I also helped with writing a description about our class (which is on the website), as well as writing these entries.
I am part of the interviewing group. We have been working on questions for the surveys and video interviews. We also have started with the interviews and setting up future interview times. Coming up we should start on conducting interviews and tallying survey results. As far as help goes, the IT Media lab has been very helpful with lending us equiptment.