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Now That It’s Over…

December 3, 2009

As I was writing comments on other students blogs I saw that a lot of them had made a blog giving their opinions on the project, so I’m going to do the same.

I really enjoyed this project. It’s going to be really difficult to go back to a normal day in English class without The Alice Project on the mind. I liked how everyone got to throw their ideas out there and then receive feedback. It helped me understand the morals and lessons behind Alice. It changed my opinion on what it all was about multiple times, and I’m still not quite sure how I feel about it all.

I took the time today to look at the judges for our blogs. I skimmed over where they were from, what their current occupation was and where they lived. I suddenly realized that all of our work is more than just a classroom assignment. The sole purpose of this project at first seemed like a technological way to discuss a book, but now it feels so much more important than that. With these teachers, and adults taking time to really look at our work, it makes it seem like such a big deal. To be honest, it is. People other than those in our classroom and school are hearing our thoughts and possibly taking them along with them.

I’ve had this revelation a little late in the game, but I’m confident in our team’s work and I am excited for the feedback which I think will be positive stuff.

I also liked this project because I got to know some of my peers a little better. With their opinions and ideas out on the internet I could get to know people in a slightly personal and mostly academic level. I realized how intelligent our grade really is. I was shocked by the conclusions kids were coming up with, and as one of those kids I shouldn’t have been so surprised. It’s taken a lot of time, and thought to do this project, but in the end I think all of it was worth the final product.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2009 9:08 pm

    I”m so glad that you were able to see the value of a project like Alice. With the technology available, there are no borders, and conversations can be taken around the world. The fact that you recognize this and are becoming fluent in this new method of communication will put you head and shoulders above your peers as you move forward in life.

  2. December 3, 2009 11:36 am

    I do think that’s true. Our discussions will change and we’ll feel more open with our ideas. I meant we no longer would be sitting in front of laptops typing away, it will be “more traditional” like you said.

  3. Jason Kern permalink
    December 3, 2009 8:45 am

    “It’s going to be really difficult to go back to a normal day in English class without The Alice Project on the mind. I liked how everyone got to throw their ideas out there and then receive feedback. It helped me understand the morals and lessons behind Alice.”
    I hope you realize that you do not have to go back to “normal class” after Alice. While the structure may be more traditional, the respect you have gained for each other will hopefully changed the dynamics of discussions even in a traditional classroom. Do you think that will be true?

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