Reflection of Learning
We learn how to start a business and not lose money or go over budget. This helps us with our future. We learn about time management and to not be late. Also, we have to be very organized and work well with others.The project was an innovation to make a business project or business service to help the world or people in need.
We needed to choose a challenge and we decided to go with the Natural Disasters At first we were gonna focus on all the natural disasters that have a big impact on the human society, but then we decided to focus on wildfires because they are the most current thing happening right now and it has impacted many people. We needed to have a challenge and we all needed to work on it as a team. We also, had to have a video/commercial. We needed to include a logo and finish the document on our submission. The process we went through was that Itzuri was doing the video and getting our research done. While Luis and I were finish doing the write up and making sure everything was okay. We also, needed to have our competitors and their logos which Luis did.
I learned how to work efficiently with a team and to get everything done. I also learned that we can make a website on weebly and it can benefit many people who need our help.
It tells me about myself that I am a hard worker and want to get things done. I also, learn better when I am hands on and read good sources and do my research.
I was a self directed learner who communicated efficiently with my teacher and peers. I made sure our teacher got our information and project on time. I also, told our peers what needed to be done and who would do what. We all worked as a team.
We had to think critically and creatively because we couldn’t come up with an idea for our challenge, but in the end we got an idea. We wanted to help out the victims in the wildfires and just make the world a better place.
They are very important because I am going to need these two SLO’s when I am out in the real world and it will help me be successful. I could have done better in master skills needed in career and college because you need most of the SLO’s, but I was not very efficient in most of them. Two of the most important things I learned this year was that I need to learn how to manage my time and not stress out about the little things because I will get it done. I just need to do it and not get distracted. It will help me in the future because when I get a job and I need to turn in work, it has to be on time or be done before the deadline. Also, it will help me not be stress out when I go to college or when I get a job.
Reflection of Learning
During the class of Business Development, the learning objectives are to know what is a business and how to run a business financially. This is valuable to my future because it will help me to be financially prepared for the real world. I learned how to create a survey and get feedback on my product. Also, I learned how to build many prototypes and not succeed on the first try. All of this taught me how to be responsible and have excellent time management because I had to get the prototypes done by a specific time and then also, work on my slides for our presentation.
The assignment was about us creating a product that was something new and innovative. At first, it was tough coming up with something that nobody had seen or even tried. We came up with the idea by just talking about what we don't like doing. One of my partners said that they didn't enjoy washing dishes at work because their hands got dry. Then, we came up with our first idea. It was going to have a wire scourer on the knuckles and a sponge on all the fingers and the palm. This went horribly wrong because we couldn't get the wire scourer to stick on the glove. Also, the sponge wouldn't stay on the glove. The glue we got was not strong enough, and we figured we needed to use thinner material.
We then switched our materials to something else. We used non-latex and latex gloves. We also used a different type of scourer which was the green scourer, not the wire ones. The glue we got was a stronger glue. We used two different types of glue to make sure our materials stuck on to the gloves. This eventually worked, and it felt like we lifted off a weight off our backs because our product was not working. We then continued with finishing our slides. We had to figure out how much it cost us to make our product and how long it took us to put it together. We then had to estimate how many units were we going to sell to break even. This was hard, but in the end, we eventually got it done.
Throughout this process listed above, I have realized I have grown by producing a product that people want and financially selling it to family members and local restaurant owners. I also have developed stronger business and communication skills. I learned how to create a presentation that has facts and statistics to show how my product will succeed and sell.
This tells me the following about myself and how I learn because it shows that I learn by making mistakes and not giving up. Even if I felt stressed out and felt like I couldn't get the project done I kept going. I learned that my work paid off at the end of the day because we won the contest and we got a good grade on our presentation. It was all worth it.
I have demonstrated that I know how to apply technological skills for the 21st century. I showed this by making a prototype by hand and researching different kinds of materials and which ones are cheaper. Also, I made a presentation with my partners that showed our product would sell and was something new and innovative. I also, investigated why other products similar to ours were not succeeding and not selling many of their products. This helped us drastically because it showed that we knew our competition and did research.
The second SLO I demonstrated was thinking critically and creatively. I did this by coming together with my group and thinking about new innovative ideas. We came up with our product which was something new and not on the market. We had to choose what materials we wanted to use and which ones were the cheapest ones. This would benefit us because we would lower our price for our product. Also, we needed to think about which customers were getting excluded by buying products like this. We did research and found out that many men (dads), left-handed people, and people allergic to latex were getting excluded by-products similar to ours. The reason for this was because the gloves were too small for men; they didn't have gloves for left-handed people. Also, they didn't have a latex or nonlatex option for people to choose from. We do have these options and want to include everyone. This is important because we do not want to specify or leave a specific type of person out.
Overall the most important things I have learned in this class this year are that you can make a product that isn't out already, but you have to be patient and think critically. You can also, start a business from your garage and help yourself financially. These skills will help me in the future because if I want to start my own business, later on, I will be able too.