My employability skills – a reflection

  1. Review the employability skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.

In the activities, I used teamwork and working in diverse environments. Specifically in the human knot, we needed to problem solve and use our critical thinking, alongside communication to untangle ourselves from one another. Communication was key in this activity. Letting each other speak and share our ideas on ways to solve the problem brought us together as a team, not just a class. Flexibility and adaptability also played a role in this activity because each person needed to be open to moving around and adapting to the situation. In the name web activity, we demonstrated work ethic, for example, we needed to be accountable for remembering each others names and one or two informations. Enthusiasm and attitude were somewhat used because we tried to have fun during the activity, and for that we needed to have a positive attitude.

2. Discuss the skills that you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice them so that you are employable in the future.

I would like to work on my problem solving and critical thinking skills. I can develop this skill by permitting through tasks, rather than putting them aside or not completing them at all. This will improve the skills by always putting in effort to find answers and practice good habits which leads to time management. Time management is another skill I would like to work on. I can practice time management by completing homework/projects before using my electronics and building a bad habit, which leads to bad sleeping habits. In addition to problem solving, critical thinking, and time management, I would like to work on professionalism because I think this skill is important for future employability. I can practice professionalism at my current job by staying polite, answering question sign a nice but direct way, and always staying on task.

Blog post #1-Final assignment

This is a double-sided barrelled box that I made individually in the course Woodwork 9, during semester one. I am very proud of this because I chose to make this project after completing all required projects that I was given. Although this box took a bit of time and hard work; I received many complements from all the wood/tech teachers who have been teaching for a long time, which made me feel highly of myself. I still use it to hold little knick knacks and just looking at it reminds me of how proud I am that I was capable of making that with dangerous machines and without cutting my fingers off!

Reflection on media fluency

What is the underlying message in the video?

The underlaying message in this video is to think about others and help those in need.

What emotion/action/outcome was this message meant to cause?

This message was meant to cause happiness and thankfulness.

Where is the opinion or bias in this message, if any?

I don’t think there is any bias or opinion because everything that was done was for the benefit of someone else therefore not taking sides.

What about the medium (in this case video) is effective for its purpose?

The medium is effective because it better shows the emotions for scenes to really get a feel on how the book would be as if real life.

What about the medium (in this case video) is ineffective for its purpose?

The medium is ineffective because it takes up plenty of time and you must edit as well.

Is there any other medium (technology platform) that would be effective for this project?

I think that youtube would be a suitable platform for this project considering it is a video and it could gain many views and others would learn to treat others better.

Blog Post #3 – Tour of the completed house

  1. In my groups house; we tried to keep it simple but easy to identify our circuits. We used materials from home to make furniture/decorations to add appeal.
  2. a) This project demonstrated my strengths and growths in the communication competency by being able to work with others. In this project I had to work with two others from my class; each contributing to one part of the project. Some times we would get frustrated when circuits did not work, but we tried to help each other. I was lucky enough to have two partners that I could easily talk to, and get along with. I might further my communication competency by expressing my ideas more when working in a group.

b) This project demonstrated my strengths and growths in the thinking competencies by        allowing me to be creative while making designs. I had to think about the ways circuits were built, instead of just putting materials together. I might further my thinking competencies by being more experimental with the circuits and/or adding more detail to the house

c) This project demonstrated my strengths and growths in the personal and social competencies by sharing ideas with group members. Since this was a groups project, each member had to share and agree on ideas before constructing anything. It showed personal growth by making sure everything was proper. I am somewhat a perfectionist so I wanted to make sure everything was right. I might further my personal and social competencies by getting things done quicker/starting things earlier or be more of a leader.

 

Blog post # 2- The Building Process

Day 1- Today we gathered materials to build our electric house. We created the rooms and picked appropriate materials to build the according circuits. Each member of the group picked a circuit to create. Next class we are hoping to get at least one circuit working.

 

Day 2-  Today we made our circuits, making sure they work. We made a total of three circuits; one series, one parallel, and one combination. We got very frustrated when the circuits did not work but we figured it out in the end. The combination circuit was the hardest to make; including a switch, having two bulbs in series and in parallel. Next class we would like to make our house more presentable by adding decorations/colour.

Day 3- Today we mainly focused on making our electric house look nice and making sure each room resembles what its supposed to be. Next class we would like to finish our house without frustrations.

Day 4- Today we completed our electric house by putting each circuit in the assigned rooms. We did one last test to see if they worked.

Digital footprint

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self reflection

During this assignment, I strengthened my communication skills by asking my peers for help on ideas and instructions on this assignment when it was unclear what to do. I might further my communication competency by asking teachers for help when I don’t understand.

I strengthened my thinking competency by keeping an open mind because I had a lot of other work to do; which was stressful but I still managed to compete the project. I might further my thinking competency by not procrastinating.

This project strengthened my social competencies by allowing me to collaborate with my peers and gather their opinions while sharing my own. I might further my personal competencies by adding more visuals and sharing more ideas.