Self/Group Reflection

How did it go?Did the group respond as you anticipate? What would you change before doing this demonstration again?

As Dustin, Taryn and I began to work together that first week of class, it became obvious that we had very different ideas to bring to the table. My understanding of the topic was slightly different that theirs and I had a hard time communicating what I saw as Visible Text. I really wanted to add

As Dustin, Taryn and I began to work together that first week of class, it became obvious that we had very different ideas to bring to the table. My understanding of the topic was slightly different that theirs and I had a hard time communicating what I saw as Visible Text. I really wanted to add

What would you change before doing this demonstration again?As Dustin, Taryn and I began to work together that first week of class, it became obvious that we had very different ideas to bring to the table. My understanding of the topic was slightly different that theirs and I had a hard time communicating what I saw as Visible Text. I really wanted to add

As Dustin, Taryn and I began to work together that first week of class, it became obvious that we had very different ideas to bring to the table. My understanding of the topic was slightly different that theirs and I had a hard time communicating what I saw as Visible Text. I really wanted to add in the part of the universal design which allows for students to use visual cues for deeper understanding. I had to search for something I could use to bring to the table. I had used the Adobe Spark program in my classroom in the spring and it turned stories into visuals. I thought that the padlet was also a great way to collectively share.  People were able to get on the platform and reflect immediately REFLECTION PADLET That technology format seemed to blend well with the Graphic Novels and Storybird.

I took on the presentation format (PPT set up) which allowed for us to work to add slides and link resources. I did the research and Adobe Spark explanation and resources. Overall there were enough student samples to get people started. Dustin and I worked to get a gallery online for a resource for the Comics that his students created.

As a group, we did not reflect with much depth. There were some technical problems providing challenges and taking away attention. In a quick view, we felt as thought we gave the class enough to work on and make their own.

My overall is that working with a group can be tricky. Making sure to hear everyone’s voices and be open is a critical component. Listening and learning from each other and being flexible is sometimes easier said than done.  I always grow a lot from these experiences 🙂