Friday, December 17, 2010

Reflective Blog Entry

  1. I have grown in many ways this year. One way is that, in my opinion, my creative ability has really taken off. I believe that I have really become much more comfortable in a creative setting. I have also changed as I have become a little bit more aware of those around me and how they feel as a result of my actions.

  1. I am most proud of my thematic causes project. It was one of my favorite moments because I was able to sit back and look at the finished project of all of my hard work. The project took a lot of time as we had to make it five minutes, and incorporate enough movement and content to keep everyone watching it interested.

  1. The most challenging project for me thus far was the Welcome Video. It was hard for me because it required me to use the creativity that I have always felt doesn’t come naturally. It also incorporated a bunch of freedom, which is always difficult for me to adjust to after being in well-outlined classes for all of my elementary schooling. Although, as soon as I embraced the freedom given to us, I began to crave more and more, as it allowed me to use the technology, which I am most native, to at any level I could push myself to. I was able to really express myself, and to allow my creativity to evolve into a stronger and more comfortable area.

  1. My favorite project by far was the Lincoln Douglas Debates. It was very fun to watch all of the people debate, and when you found something that didn’t work, you were able to use that for the next time you debated. The highlight of this project wasn’t being an evaluator and judging everyone else’s debates though. At the end of the debate, one of the lawyers on the side of Douglas side got sick. I was lucky enough to get to debate for him, and it may be the most fun I’ve ever had in this class. I really got into my role, and had a great time as I argued for the side of the not so popular Judge Douglas.

  1. In my opinion, the one thing that could make the next semester better, is if it was the same as the first :D…yes I know that makes absolutely no sense, but I think its true. We have had some great times this semester, and the project have been very fun and informative. I don’t know that I could have a better semester in the DLC.