We tried out many different lesson plans before settling and loving our current one.
The idea to use QR Codes sparked as I was observing at St. Elmo Elementary and a teacher was working on a project on the walls outside of her classroom where she was sticking the QR Codes onto portraits on students in her class.
So I asked her what she was doing, and I quickly learned what a QR Code was and I thought it was the neatest thing!
Then BOOM! I knew we had to use QR Codes in our final project.
JUSTINE: Looking back to the start of project 16, it is ridiculous to remember the process me and Jessica Mose went through to actually spark what we wanted to incorporate into our lesson. We most definitely had our high moments of “Aha! This is perfect, we are on the right track, we are on a roll!” and then all of a sudden we would be hit with an obstacle that brought our roll to a halt. We had our moments of despair, where one of us would start to feel completely burnt out, but the other partner would step up and bring the light back and direction back into what we were trying to accomplish. The fact is our journey to our final presentation was rough, we pulled an all-nighter, we almost broke into tears, while foraging for vending machine food at 2 am and at the end of it, we came out so victoriously! I feel so proud of our final project because Jessica and I invested so much into making this presentation great. Our project was definitely a true testament of the phrase “HARD WORK PAYS OFF”. Ultimately, I’ve gained so much from this project, I’ve learned how to meet my partner half way, especially when we didn’t see eye-to-eye, I’ve learned how to use a new method of presenting, Prezi.com which I love, and will use in the future and as I leave this class I have made an amazing lifelong friend and colleague, Jessica, Team Cheetah for everrrrrr!