the information on this page will help you to develop your project
WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?
Who is the project for? What are the needs or issues to be considered?
VISUALISE YOUR PROJECT IDEAS
ITS ALL ABOUT THE IDEA
What is your idea? What do you want to achieve? Research & document your idea with words & images. Critique your idea with others. Create an elevator pitch & a 6 image Pecha Kucha to describe your idea.
What does your idea look like? Consider all design aspects of your ideas. How can you make your ideas better? Use the iterative design process. Create drawings, models, images, video, code to visually demonstrate your ideas.
PRESENT YOUR IDEAS TO OTHERS
Present your project ideas with an elevator pitch& 6 images presented as a Pecha Kuchato visually describe your idea. Your presentation is the basis for discussion with others, constructive feedback by others is good.
Pecha Kucha ~ the art of concise presentations. Japanese translation "chit chat" Pecha Kucha's are a visual presentation only using 20 images on screen for 20 seconds per image & you describe images in 1 sentance or sometimes not talk at all. Pecha Kucha presentations are approx 7 minutes long. There are worldwide public Pecha Kucha functions where people present whatever there specialist in or something they have created. Check out these websites, watch presentation videos PechaKucha.org or PechaKucha.co.nz
As part of your project you need to use file management to organise your project content, learn to use software, create original content & time management.
FILE MANAGEMENT Use good file management techniques to name & organise your digital content. Name every digital file you create with a correct description. For example: If your using a image of an apple, name your file apple, not what its random download name is. For example: Name your google docs correctly, eg: "11AOF - apple project research images" In your AC Google Drive, use a folder system to organise your digital content. In your Google Drive AOF2020 folder create 5 sub-folders called: Documents, Photos, Images, Video, Other. Name all your files with the correct description. Save your Google documents in the Documents folder. Save photos you take of your drawings & models in the Photos folder. Save images you create with Photoshop o& download from the Internet in the Images folder. Save Screencastify recordings & 3D animation videos in the Video folder. Save other files like audio or Minecraft files etc in the Other folder.
Save all your digital content in the correct folders. This means you will be able to find your content faster & you wont loose any files over the course of the project. It also makes it easier to backup your work.
Save your work on more than 1 device. Dont just rely on having your work on 1 USB stick. For example: Save your work on; your AC 'My Documents' drive, your AC Google Drive, your personal Google Drive account, a portable hard drive, multiple USB sticks, your phone, your laptop or tablet or home computer.
On the AC computers, every time you download an image from the Internet it saves in your "downloads folder". You need to cut this file from your downloads folder & paste it into the correct folder in your folder system. Rename the file to describe what the image is.
LEARNING HOW TO USE SOFTWARE Watch youtube video tutorials to learn how to use software. Learning how to use digital software is like learning a new language. You need to have the the patience to start slow and take time to understand what the software does. Practice using the software by copying what the tutorials describe. For example; learn how to use Pixlr, its an online version of Photoshop. Keep it simple, learn the basics by trial & error. Dont get frustrated if your having trouble learning the software. Grow your confidence by practicing the same thing over & over until you get the hang of it. Use headphones & listen to what the youtube tutorial instructions are, write down your own notes to remind you how use software features. Use hotkeys as much as possible, this will make you way more productive when using software. For example: look at this page for the Photoshop hotkeysjuniordigital.school/photoshop
ORIGINAL CONTENT If Learners use images & other digital media content from the Internet then they need to reference each website link so that they can justify where the content came from. Use Creative Commons images where possible.
NZQA authenticity guidelines determine what 'original content' is. Learners need to create their own content (images, text, audio etc) for use in their assessments and must reference all copyright content from the Internet. For example: If you create a 5 image Pecha Kucha by using images from the Internet then you need to add a website reference link for each image on the last page of your presentation. Look at the last page of this presentation for referencing example.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT Keep a diary of notes of your project. include goals, accomplishments and your next learning steps. Use a Google Doc to keep your own daily diary notes about each subject. Its important to track your progress over time so that you can self reflect on your learning & discuss your learning with others. Constructive feed back & feed forward from others is important. Be honest with your time management.