Category: Inquiry 1 – How are Laws Created?

Feedback and Reflection

  October 1st, 2012


1. Feedback


     a.        What was the best suggestion or feedback that you got from classmates that commented in the forum? Who posted the comment?

I think that pretty much all the suggestions were equal.  Everyone had good suggestions, though none of them really stood out to me in particular.  Some people liked the same things that others didn’t like, and some liked or disliked the same things as each other.  A lot of people suggested more music/sound at the beginning of the presentation, which I think was a good suggestion because I thought the same thing, and, since a lot of people thought the same thing, that reveals that it is a prominent issue.  Those who suggested this included:  Cassidy, Nico, Shandra, Jay, Alannah, Calli, Meghan and Max.


     b.        Was the feedback useful? Why or why not?

Yes, I think that the feedback was useful, because it gives ways to improve the presentation for the future.  However, one thing that I did notice was that because people had to write one thing they learned, liked, and suggested, there may have been some inaccurate feedback.  I find it hard myself if I can’t fill one of the categories accurately, because it forces me to come up with something, even if I don’t believe it to be true.  I wonder how many of the comments were inaccurate because of this.


2.       Reflection


     a.      What is a key thing that you learned about inquiry learning? (the process of your inquiry)

I learned that not all information is equal as to how easy it is to find on the internet, and that sometimes if you try to add something to your presentation near the end of your time limit, it can actually hinder the presentation if it doesn’t work out exactly the way you want it to or if you don’t have enough time to finish it the way you had planned.


     b.      What do you need help with in order to improve?

In order to improve my presentation, I think I would simply need time to make a few tweaks and incorporate suggestions.

Looking Back

Looking back on my presentation, and considering the comments of those who saw it, I would have liked to add more music to the beginning of the presentation, and gotten rid of most of the transition sounds.  I would also not have so many of the animations moving around quite as much, because I think some people found it distracting.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Today as I was trying to improve my presentation, I decided to try adding sounds.  It got complicated because when I added sounds to certain slides, it messed up the timing of everything else on the slide.  Because I was running out of time, I used mostly transition sounds as they didn’t interfere with the animations, etc. on each slide.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Today I spent a lot of time working on my project and it is generally finished.  I have all the necessary information in my project and the transitions and animations seem to be working smoothly.  Tomorrow I’m going to work on finishing touches, and try to make sure any glitches are taken care of.

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Today I found out how laws are made provincially in BC.  I worked mostly on research, and added what I found out into my presentation.  I discovered that there isn’t much difference between how laws are created on a provincial level vs. a federal level, and finally found a bit of information online about law creation in BC.  I tried to start researching how by-laws are made specifically in Coquitlam, but haven’t gotten very far yet.  Next time I work on my Inquiry project I hope I can finish researching about starting a by-law in Coquitlam, add it into my presentation, and finish it up so it is ready in time for Wednesday.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

I can’t seem to find any information on how laws are made in B.C. (on a Provincial level).  After spending time on Google trying to find info, I’m not sure where to look.  It was a lot easier to research how laws are made on a federal level.  I seem to have hit a road block.

These are the searches I tried for how laws are made provincially and municipally:

  • How are laws made provincially?
  • How does BC pass provincial law?
  • How municipal laws are made
  • How are BC provincial laws made
  • How are provincial laws passed
  • How BC laws are made
  • How do I start a city bylaw in Coquitlam?

…but I didn’t find any useful results.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Today I finished compiling the information I have about how laws are created on a federal level into my PowerPoint presentation.  I was also able to work on the aesthetics.  I feel like I got a lot accomplished today.  Over the long weekend I hope to polish up what I have, and research how laws are created on a provincial level.  On Monday I hope to be able to work on (possibly finish?) how laws are created on a provincial level.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Last session (Monday) I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped.  Today I worked on my PowerPoint presentation.  I added information from my notes about how laws are made on a federal level and improved my presentation.  I added more detail and worked on the aesthetics.  Next Inquiry session I hope to get more done on my PowerPoint.  It would be great to be able to finish the federal part of the presentation, and move on to how laws are created on a provincial level.