December 7th 2018 archive

Tech Team Project

Briefly describe your new and improved idea, by incorporating ideas and/or feedback.

The tech team would like to implement a wall full of the school’s accomplishments. After hearing stories of many Riverside Alumni and seeing the success within our school, I was able to see how talented and accomplished of a school Riverside is. My group has come up with a few ideas regarding how we can display the Wall of Excellence. We would love to one day use touch screens to create a virtual wall. For the time being, we would like to display pictures with captions about the successes of the individual. We have come up with some ideas but are finding it hard to make a criteria that is open to many but also limited enough. I was thinking we could create The Rule of 7: If after 7 days, it will not be remembered, do not submit an application. If after 7 weeks, you have not made progress, do not submit and application. If you have not been working on/at this for more than 7 years, do not submit an application.

At this point, I am not sure if 7 is the correct number we should use. I believe that a system as such will help us to create a structured application form but I know that there are always changes and improvements to be made.

Answer the following questions:

What problems might we run into?

A problem that we may run into is how we will present the wall. I am uncertain if asking or fundraising for a virtual wall will ever be an option. If not, we will have difficulties figuring out where to place the wall, how to keep it updated, and how to make sure that we can update it regularly. Another problem that we may run into is regarding the criteria. I am concerned that our criteria will end up being too specific or too open therefore allowing many applicants or not enough.

What skills do we need to complete this project? How can we attain these skills?

To complete this project we will need people skills. We will need to contact Riverside alumni or current Riverside students and ask them to apply for the Wall of Excellence. We will have to do our research in order to learn of the impressive accomplishments from the members of our school. Therefore, we will also need tech skills. Whether that is putting together a virtual wall or reaching out to the members of our school community, we will need the digital knowledge to do a sufficient job.

Create a brief timeline of key things that need to happen to ensure successful completion of your project. What happens next?

December: Meet with Mr. Gee to address our outline of the criteria
January: Meet with team members to clarify and set in stone criteria
February: Meet with staff to review ideas and make changes if necessary
March: Present idea to the school
April: Start building the wall
May: Start receiving applications

This is an outline that is very ambitious. At this moment, I am uncertain when we will complete THE Wall of Excellence. However, even it is a first draft, I believe that we can create a Wall of Excellence by the end of the school year (even if it is small).