- Review the Employability Skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.
In the both the Name Web and Human Knot activity, we had to use teamwork, communication, problem solving & critical thinking, and enthusiasm.
Teamwork involves working together with your peers and try to solve the problem as a group. I used my teamwork skills in the human knot activity by communication with the people around me and helping each other to untangle ourselves. Communication involves talking out the problem and brainstorming ideas on how to solve it. In the name web activity, I had to memorize other people’s names this made me concentrate on other people and listen to them so I can have an understanding of who they are. Problem solving and critical thinking played a big role in the human knot activity because I had to think of different ways to solve the knot and let others know how to do the same. I’m not much of a social person, nor am I enthusiastic towards big group activities, but I did I listen to others and follow their suggestions. Nonetheless, I did try my best to figure out the problems and try to solve them with the help of my peers.
2. Discuss the skills that you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice so that you are employable in the future.
The skill that I would like to work on the most would be Communication. I sometimes have a hard time trying to communicate with my fellow classmates due to me being more of an introvert than an extrovert, but lately I have been talking more with people that I am uncomfortable with, and coming out of my shell as a more talkative student. Some ways I can practice this is by chatting with more of my classmates that I don’t usually talk to, and try to befriend them if possible.
This year, I learned how to play guitar. I am proud of myself because I have been wanting to learn how to play the guitar for years. My guitar class kept me motivated and made me feel good about coming to school everyday. Now that I know how to play, I can keep practicing so I can learn new skills.
C- Our project demonstrates strength and growth by being able to save energy in the community and expanding further technology to BC
T- Thinking played a big roll in this project because it made us use our heads and try to figure out what could work and what needs more analyzing in our microbit project.
PS- Communication with my partner was a bit of a struggle because English is not her first language so it made it really difficult for us to be sharing complex information with each other and trying to understand what the other is thinking. Overall, I think that we managed quite well to communicate during our project and I think that the connections were made stronger as well.
When we were thinking of a project, we had a few ideas to choose from so we took notes and wrote them down on a piece of paper. We then took our notes and reread them over a few times and sketched out a brief idea plan of what our product was going to look like. We decided that some of our ideas just wasn’t going to work, so we tried to use what we have and create a microbit analog system to help us accomplish our goal. Testing and other such things were becoming a slight issue since we both weren’t sure on how to properly code things into that specific website so we were kind of stuck and not knowing what to do. Luckily, we had the help of a couple peer tutors in the tech center.
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