Our assignment was to find a problem in our community and then solve it. Over the course of the semester we found six different sources of 3 different types: audio, video, and text. I found a huge amount of information, from NPR, the governor’s office, the Anchorage Daily News, the US DOT, various government reports, and TV news stories. After synthesizing all this information together, I summarized the main problem, analyzed all the possible solutions, and deduced the best one. Here are my findings.
I am very satisfied with how I did. My research was comprehensive, in depth, and accurate, everything that research could hope to be. My analysis and conclusion seem logical and effective. Finally, I really like my final script for the presentation. I think I nailed the tone of a podcaster or reporter, exactly as I intended. If I could improve one thing, it would be the quality of my speaking, which was sometimes a bit shoddy as I mispronounced words or messed up the inflection. I might try harder to get rid of the background fuzz too, though I don’t know how to do that, as I used a higher quality microphone in a silent room. I like my music choices and editing as well. Overall, this project was a lot of fun, and I learned a lot too.
I – Creativity and Innovation
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make
informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions