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In years past, teachers at Animas High School have used digital portfolios to help educate and communicate with students. This year, we will be primarily using Google Classroom as our main platform. Head over there to see what's going on in class daily!
Remember that happiness test you took early on in the project? Take it again! How does your score now compare to your score at the beginning? Why do you think it did or did not change? Did your feelings about your score change? Leave your comments below!
A lot of you have expressed interest in learning more about mental health this year. Here are some more contemporary resources for you to explore. If you'd like to use these for one of your two articles, I am fine with that!
1. Johann Hari TED Talk
In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as some exciting emerging solutions. "If you're depressed or anxious, you're not weak and you're not crazy -- you're a human being with unmet needs," Hari says.
2. Viktor Frankl Interview and Audiobook
In this 1963 TV interview Viktor Frankl, author of "Man´s Search for Meaning" describes the basics of his meaning-centered psychotherapy also known as Logotherapy and Existential Analysis- the first in the field of resource-oriented, existential-, or positive psychology. Frankl survived the Auschwitz concentration camp.
You are allowed to record a video, record audio, or write your responses to the reflection questions below. If you write, please use this link to complete your answers! Email me audio and video! Thanks!
1. Describe how you prepared for and recorded your interview. What technology in the interview did you use and was it effective?
2. Emotionally, what did it feel like to conduct your interview? How did those feelings shift throughout the interview?
3. What are 3 key takeaways from your interview that you think are interesting? What did you notice about your subject?
PRE-INTERVIEW WORK: 1. Make sure you have scheduled an interview for this week. The interview should run for 20-30 minutes. If it goes longer, that's okay, but know that you need to transcribe the interview later...
2. Practice conducting your interview using two cellphones (one on speakerphone, one recording.) If you would like to use Zoom or Google Meet, that's okay, as well. Contact Stephen if you run into a problem practicing this.
3. Please make sure you have a list of around 20 refined questions for the interview. Outside of biographical questions at the beginnnig, make sure your questions are open-ended (questions that start with "how," "what," or "tell me about..." Remember, the subject the of the interview is your subjects experience with COVIID-19. -See Za's Questions (and, shoot, feel free to steal some 'em...)
DURING THE INTERVIEW:
1) Please make sure your first question asks the participant: -Their full name -The date -Their location
2) Be present, respectful, and curious. Your recording environment should be as quiet as possible. Don't be afraid to ask the participant if it's possible for them to move to a more quiet location if things get loud on their end!
3) Don't be afraid to go off script a little. If you hear something you'd like to know more about, ask them to tell you more! Don't be a slave to your script if you feel things are getting interesting (about COVID 19 experience.)
4) Please make sure your last question asks the participant for permission to share their work with the public and Fort Lewis College.
AFTER THE INTERVIEW: 1) BACK UP YOUR INTERVIEW IMMEDIATELY! Send it to your email as well as your Google Drive.
2) Transcribe the interview using the example below as a model.
3) Fill out the release form and try to get it to your interview subject. If you can't do this safely no, don't worry. We can track them down in a few weeks or later this year.
4) Wait for instructions on how to submit your recording and written transcription to me. These are the two products of this mini-project for you.