It’s the end of semester!

A happy dog wearing a pink party hat
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

Before you pack up all your things and head to the beach, make sure you’ve done everything on this list:

  • Handed in all of the bits of your assessments.
  • Talk to your teacher for each class to make sure that you’ve finished everything.
  • Signed off on your assessment feedback.
    (This might be in the form of an email from your teacher – make sure you read and respond asap.)
  • Tidy up your WordPress site, and make sure you post all your work.
  • Talk to your teachers about your next steps in your career if you haven’t already. (This might be more study, or applying for jobs, or some sort of combination of these.) You can also talk to our Careers Counsellors about options – call them on 9217 3238 to make an appointment.

Once you have finished all of the above, pat yourself on the back for achieving through one of the most challenging years. You’re awesome.

Have a lovely break, stay safe, and keep in touch ­čÖé

Media Project: Staying on track

The Flying Wallendas 7-Man Pyramid, The Big E Fair, 2005. Photo: Porterlu/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Everything is going to be a lot easier if you spend time planning your project. It’s important to establish clear deadlines for yourselves and stick to them. You’ll also need to stay in contact with one another outside class time – don’t let your one weekly meeting be the only time you discuss ideas and progress.

There are some really good project management and collaboration apps and tools that help. These include:

Slack
Asana
Google Calendar
Google Drive
Dropbox

 

Making meetings work (without wasting precious time)

Ice-cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison. Photo: Frank Hurley/Wikimedia Commons
Ice-cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison. Photo: Frank Hurley/Wikimedia Commons

The First Golden Rule of working with others: communicate, communicate, communicate! I’ve posted below some┬ánotes about the purpose of meetings and how to write a meeting agenda.

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