Last Friday, the TALONS gathered. This was unsurprising, given that it was a school day and we were in class. What was more surprising was that we had all finished our homework. In everybody’s hands there was a transcript. Whether it was a recording or written notes, we had all finished conducting our practice interviews. It was, in a word, awesome.
Everyone we interviewed had interesting things to say, and every learner left their interview feeling like they had gained some sort of life knowledge. Because learning a life lesson and not doing anything with it is lame, we had a small quad project: Over the course of one block, everyone distilled a theme statement from their interview. These theme statements were then combined in groups of 3 or 4 to give a large theme statement.
Then came the fun part: Making it cool. We represented the theme statements in whatever way we saw fit. These are the results.
This one is a podcast, where we mostly talk about why we chose our theme statements.
They made a prezi out of their theme statements, then added a symbolic picture. It’s quite pretty.
It’s a photo story! I find these things so exciting. This one details the life and times of Duncan, in an educational and inspiring sort of way.
They turned their theme statements into a multicoloured symbolic symbol-thing. Pretty cool, plus bright colours are awesome.
They made a picture as well. As you might be able to guess, it’s also symbolic, although instead of being multicoloured it’s a sketch. Monotones are awesome too.
This one’s a prezi, outlining all the theme statements. Pretty cool stuff.
They made wordles! Those things are so epic. These ones are made out of keywords from all the interviews.
They captioned a picture. It looks so pro, I can’t even handle it.
It’s a prezi. They’ve got theme statements, plus some awesome cool fonts. And pictures! Wooot!
….And of course, the post directly before this one. That one’s a video.