Below is some of the collected wisdom from the peer/self evaluation questions posted here.
What do you think your group did well?
We managed time well, and everyone contributed. Everyone met the deadlines for the different things that they were asked to do (write bring props).
I think our group did a good job of presenting ethics as applicable to an every day life. I also believe we did a good (although not fantastic) job of portraying how there is not always a “right” and a “wrong” way to make certain decisions.
We provided interest real-life examples of how each ethical issue in the movie relates to a real-life setting.
I really liked how everyone had their own distinct skill set to give to the group. Everyone did not only a good job, but a really excellent job on their own part of the job.
Most of our members had a flexible attitude, allowing us not to be bogged down by conflicting opinions.
There was never a moment when someone didn’t have something to do, or people were stepping on each other’s toes. Of course, we weren’t all insanely busy all the time, but we knew what we were to do, and I felt the tasks were well divided to fit our individual strengths.
What could your group have improved on?
Better communication between the writers and people filming, many scenes were changed a lot.
Next time I think it would have been good to chose a different project format that allowed for more focus on actual ethics.
While a flexible attitude allowed us to progress quickly, I feel that some decisions should have made with a larger approval rating.
More congruency in the final product and more sharing the load of work.
I felt like this is one of those projects where there are lots of people who sit around and do nothing, while a few people carry the team on their backs.
We could have picked stronger, more relatable examples and scenarios for both our scenesand the clips from the movie.
The group was incredibly ambitious, and we did not end up achieving all the scenes which we wished to. I think that, had we been a bit more realistic, we could have made a more, concise, but still effective product.
Highlight the contributions of another group member.
Clayton. My god that guy worked so much. Couldn’t have actually made the video look any good, and thus convey our message, without him.
Misha, was more prepared for her scenes than anyone I’ve ever seen before.
Jonathan worked tirelessly to keep everyone focused and on task. He lacked some harshness of a normal dictator but still always got things moving.
Zoe illustrated all the pictures for the story over the weeks we worked on it.
Clayton was this project’s superhero.
Greg’s guitar skills are unparalleled.
Derek helped a lot with filming ideas, setting up different shots and editing ideas. He also helped a lot with script writing and narration for the explanations of the ethical issues.
Jonathan really stepped up and led our team in a positive direction by filming, organizing and directing.
Iris’s songs were beautiful. I actually love them so much and they’ve been stuck in my head for days.
Stephanie did a lot in our group. She had a lot of acting in our scenes, and she also wrote and recorded the voice-over for manipulation.
Daniel was the main contributor to the video-editing and filming portion of our project.
Misha was very involved in the project, and kept the atmosphere upbeat.
Zoe’s drawings were phenomenal. That book would not have been the same without those wonderful pictures. I know it was a lot of work for her to do, but I think I speak for everyone when I say just how grateful I am that she decided to join us for the children’s book adventure.
Favourite part of the project and why?
I really enjoyed having something artistic layered into a school project. It was great because it was something that I could have fun with, while focusing on some pretty important issues.
The filming. It is one thing to write the scenes, but to see them come alive with the people you know was incredibly fun. As well as its the moment that you feel your efforts are truly coming to build something.
My favourite part of the project was getting to watch it at the end and to see the fruition of our group’s work.
My favourite part of the project was watching the videos at the end, and seeing how all of the pieces of the puzzle came together to form a semi-professional, entertaining piece of work. The plot was fairly believable, the acting convincing, and the movie-making smooth.
You’ve got to love handing out cookies you baked to happy children.
The freedom we got to choose to do whatever we wanted and really going to town with what we had to work with.
I loved acting in all of the scenes, particularly our classroom hunger games one. It was just so fun to do a project that involved that kind of thing.
Presenting our story to the kids and hearing them join in with singing the song – saw that what we did was really getting through to them, realizing the kids had a lot of fun and understood the ethics we were trying to share with them.
I really liked that people broke somewhat out of their comfort zones and social circles to create a really interesting and effective result.
Can I just say all of it? It was probably the most fun I’ve ever had on a school project.
Q: “And did they help him, do you suppose?”
Cutest. Moment. Ever. It basically validated my existence as a human being.