The purpose of this project was to redesign the school within the context of a new building, meeting higher expectations of students. Some of these expectations were that our school have more natural light and be more visually appealing. We wanted to be imaginative with the space. The new building will be a lot larger, with two stories so there will be more opportunities to be creative. For this project, we combined our core classes to make the project interdisciplinary.
I learned that it is very important to make prototypes for projects. If we didn't make prototypes, we would have ideas that we can't make because the final product is already made. Prototypes make it so you can get all of your ideas out. It is also important to communicate with your peers on what's happening. Also, be there as much as possible.
My concussion and not being able to go to school everyday was very difficult. I learned that it is very important to communicate and be able to do some work at home. I would have changed me getting off topic a lot. I have grown by being able to know how to help. Overall, it is important to talk to your group if you're not going to be there.
I do think students should have a voice in what the schools should look like, but there should be more structure. With kids running around with heavy metal music, it isn't easy to work. I think if we were given more things to do, it would be much easier. It is important for students to like the environment that they're in. It promotes easier learning.