What are your thoughts on remote learning and your experience with it? What have you liked and disliked it?
In my opinion, online/remote learning is more difficult for me than having to attend actual school. I found myself distracted by others during class sessions or I did not have any motivation to do work/learn. It did not feel normal and I felt bored out of my mind having to do it. I would much rather continue going to an actual school. I get to see my friends, feel encouraged to learn in class, and overall have a great time. There was more work than I had to do than usual, which was stressful. I had to be able to finish all my homework and tests/exams, even though I did not have any motivation. I had a point of giving up. It was also much harder for me to understand certain things because of all the distractions I had. I could not remember much from online sessions and it made me easily mess up on tests. I felt like I was doing worse and my grades were dropping rather than keeping a steady grade. I did not like much about it. Other than getting to stay home or do my own things in my free time. As well as getting to sleep in due to my class schedule. I mainly disliked this.
How has technology benefitted you during the remote learning experience?
It helped me connect with my teachers. I was able to ask questions if I needed help, attend classes, and continue the learning experience. It did not help me much though.
How has technology impeded you during the remote learning experience?
It made me feel distracted and have no motivation to learn. It was hard for me to keep up with my work because of all the reading and having to figure most things on my own.
What is one core competency that you already were proficient with that helped you transition into remote learning? Provide one piece of evidence to support your answer.
Personal Awareness & Responsibility – This helped me a lot. I was able to get all the needed things to transition into remote learning. I had everything so I could attend class and still learn, even though I did not have lots of motivation.
What is one core competency that you have improved or developed during your remote learning experience. Provide one piece of evidence to support your answer.
Positive Personal & Cultural Identity – I had to make good choices. Whether I would do that work or not. I had to choose if I should continue just watching my phone or start doing my homework/projects.
Semester 1 Reflection
My favourite semester 1 assignment is the “My Mitosis Stop-Motion Animation”. This assignment involved groups of two people to create a stop-motion animation that explained how the process of mitosis would function step by step. You had to create an animation using a whiteboard and markers, clay, or any sort of material you can manage to use. It also involved the groups having to use an app called “Stop Motion Studio”‘. You would have to use your phone and a tripod in order to take the pictures, so no shaking occurs. Another requirement was voice overs. After all the drawing was finished. The groups had to voice over the animation, explaining what was happening in each picture. It was more accurate and made more sense for the viewers.
Video of Assignment: https://sd43bcca-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/r/personal/125-vchiang_sd43_bc_ca/Documents/Semester%201/Science%209%20-%20Semester%201/Cells/DBC866BF-0C1A-4FEB-8037-F667C08EF52D.mov?csf=1&e=fiZ9ji
Some of my pre-existing skills includes the knowledge on how to use animation/voice over programs, organization skills, and drawing skills. I knew how animation would work, so it was easy for my partner and I to quick take pictures and put them in order. Even if we didn’t know how the app would work, it was super simple to navigate around the app and figure out which function was what. Our organization was good. We organized which steps we needed to do first and which steps we needed to do last. Finally, drawing skills. It was a skill that everyone had. Even if you aren’t good at drawing, it should be simple for you. It didn’t have to be the best art, but decent enough for the viewer to understand what was happening in each picture.
One big challenge during the assignment was the lack of time management. Towards the end, my partner and I figured out that we messed up a section and needed to redo it. At the same time, we didn’t finish the final section. We had to rush in the morning just to finish both sections. Since we rushed it, the quality of the two sections weren’t as well done as the other sections. Instead of using a small whiteboard and markers, we used line paper and pencil to finish the remaining pictures. If we managed to use our time wisely, then the whole assignment would’ve turned out in a better quality than before.
1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.
During job interviews, it could affect how the interviewer thinks of me. If I said some bad thing to friends of mine then the interviewer wouldn’t want to hire me. If I said some good things to friends of mine then the interviewer would look at me differently. They want hardworking, kind, and determined people working for them, not mean, lazy, and inefficient people. I’ve had some friends in the past that were sad because of something that occurred to them that day. I didn’t start making rude jokes or trying to make them feel bad about themselves, I asked if they were alright and if they needed to talk to someone. I told them if they needed to talk to someone, I would be there for them no matter what. My instant reaction was to put them before me and help what they were going through. In the past, I’ve also said a few bad things to people. It was because I was angry and wanted to get all my anger out but in the end, it didn’t help at all. It just made matters worse for myself and the other person. I eventually realized my mistakes and apologized to the person, I even tried cheering them up and just putting the negative things behind us in the past. Know I learned my lesson not to say things unless it’s in a joking way or positive.
2. Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.
One of the ways is to think before I say it. I have to think if someone said that to me, would I be alright about it or will I be hurt. The second strategy is asking myself will my parents, grandparents, or a family member think this is fine with me saying or posting. The third strategy is staying cautious. I don’t want people to see my private information. I should keep all passwords and private information to myself only. Unless that is my parents or family relative.
3. If you could go back in time, is there anything you would do differently online? Think of what type of advice you would pass on to your younger self or other students. How could you go about explaining it to them?
If I could go back in time, and do one thing differently online it would be not to click on every advertisement I see. Some of the advertisements asked for my private information like age, address, and full name. I decided to type this information onto the website. I figured it was safe, but turns out not. I realized that other strangers can see all my private information. It was like handing private information to the public. A type of advice I would pass onto my younger self or other students is to not believe everything online and keep all the private information’s to yourself only, and don’t share it around. I would explain it by telling them what kind of negative things can happen to them if they were to do the opposite.