This week we really focused on creating our multimodal presentation-website-thingy. My group all finished the book around the same time so we all were able to discuss it and the things we had difficulties understanding or the things we really liked about the book, so that was really nice. I really enjoyed The Alchemist, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a book that really makes them think.
The project part is where things got a little hairy. We are supposed to emulate the Snowfall presentation. That’s really the only guidance, that I feel like we were given in terms of what we were supposed to do. There were several examples of past presentations that were made available, but they were all slightly different in what they contained. Some of the websites have videos and pictures, but one had a slide show discussing the characters in the book. My group chose not to do the slideshow, but then after hearing about the gallery walks on Friday (which I missed due to attending an admitted students day at the University of Michigan) I have the feeling that we should have made the slideshow.
I feel like we did really well with the creation of the presentation, but I wish that we had a little more guidance in what we needed to have to in the presentation. Looking at the rubric showed how we were going to be graded, but there wasn’t really anything that showed the requirements for the project. All in all I feel like we were do a pretty good job emulating Snowfall, but I would have like a more solid understanding in what elements were required.