I think my project went well. I think my topic was a strength and the model to do the inquiry was a weakness for me. The project was challenging simply because I have never done a project using a model and using steps. I am sure in the past I was using some sort of model, but not one I was aware of. If I had to do this over again, I would have started right away using NoteStar. I think this is a huge help to organize your information. I would hopefully have more time to use more of a variety in my sources and exapand my project to include other questions that came up while I was reading. I just simply did not have the time for this project.
I think a strength was also my technology knowledge since I use these skills and programs daily with my students since I am the "computer teacher." I am used to trying out new things to see if they will work for my kids and then using them in small simple steps so that they can learn it.
I think for this project my experience mirrored that of my older students in the sense that they usually feel overwhelmed and confused and that is how I felt throughout the process. My kids ask lots of questions and are fortunate enough to have me standing right there. For me in this project, I had lots of quesitons, but instead of just speaking right then and asking them, I had to write a post or email and wait for a response.
Overall, I think this was a good experience and will definitely help me emphathize with my students in the future.