Blog Post #4

  • Did you enjoy the experience? Why or why not?

I did enjoy my experience while on placement. I liked being able to work in a group and collaborate with people that I don’t work with that often. At the beginning we did not work together that well but as time went on we really came together and pulled through and got the job done.

  • What went well with your placement?

I think that during this project my group and I really started to think out of the box. Instead of just doing a slideshow we combined it with a live demonstration of the app that we chose which is way more interactive and interesting for the grade nines and I really think it will help keep them engaged.

  • What difficulties did you have with your placement?

My group had a few difficulties with communication. It felt like there was a miscommunication about what/ how we would be presenting to the grade nines. After that we started or communicate more and we worked it out and now we are all on the same page and we worked more effectively.

  • Do you consider your placement a success?

I do consider my placement a success because we got the job done to the best of our ability but I will not be able to say for sure that that the placement was a success until we have presented to the grade nines and see there reaction to it.

  • Do you think the project is useful/has value for IDC students/teachers/students of placement teachers?

I think that this project is useful to the grade nine students if they actually listen to us and take our advice. I also think that it is beneficial for us, the students doing the presentation because we get to practice presenting and also got to know what it is like to be a teacher and actually try to teach and lead students. I have a new found respect for the work my teachers put into each lesson because I did this project. I do not think that this project is as beneficial to the teachers but the presentation is not designed to help them.

  • How could the project be improved for future IDC classes?

I think that for next year this project can be improved by letting the students present to the class earlier so that they have more time to make changes before presenting to the grade nine classes. Other then that i think this is a well designed project that is veru beneficial to the students.

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