The final self-assessment was broken into 2 parts: their reflection on their work and on the idea of 20% time.
Did you find that working having time each week to work on the project was a good thing?
The scale was 1 =not at all and 5 = absolutely!
I am glad to see that 79% of students found that getting time each week on their project was useful. This makes my decision to do 20% feel more validated. 96% also found that getting to choose their own topic was "nice" and "made them more invested in the outcome". I asked whether they would like to do this type of project in other classes and their answers where what I expected: 21% yes, 25% maybe and 50% depends on the subject. I completely agree with the 50%; I found that a Civics class had great potential for very open-ended (yet guided) inquiry, but I am not sure that other subject matters could. Any day now, the new Ontario Canadian and World Studies curriculum will be available. We are told it has a more Inquiry based approach, so I am already planning how to use 20% time in my Politics class in first semester.
In terms of using GAPPS, it seems it was useful!
What is your thoughts on using GAPPS?
|I found it useful||19||40%|
|It helped keep me and the project organized||15||32%|
|I liked the comment feature||5||11%|
|I would have liked to use word||3||6%|
|I found it confusing and hard to use||1||2%|