An Hour In … Freshman StudiesStudents present personality videos to their class
Students in Mrs. Laura Penrod’s Freshman Studies class presented videos about their personalities for a project called ‘You Video’. They were assigned to create 45 second videos that displayed themselves in either a preview or trailer format with their choice of content.
At the end of class, students exchange feedback with their peers. After all videos were presented, the freshmen passed back compliments and suggestions they wrote down for each other. "I liked giving feedback to everyone because afterwards we all got to know what we thought of each others' videos and how we did on it," freshman Desiree Jacobo said.
Freshman Etienne Clausse presents his 'You Video' in front of the class. In his video, he included his interest in skating and fixing cars. "I really liked this project and I thought it was a lot of fun because I got to use my imagination and be creative," Clausse said. "I liked that I got to show everybody the skills I have."
Freshman Alex Chavira introduces his video to the class. Within his video, Chavira covered the hobbies and sports he enjoys. "I put sports in mine because it's what I'm addicted to and it's my favorite thing to do whenever I'm bored," Chavira said. "I put all the things that make me, me, like how I said that I'm crazy with friends and family, but shy around people I don't know too well."
Freshman Alyssa Bushman answers questions about her video. After displaying videos, the class asked questions on why each student included certain aspects and why it was important. "My video was basically about my values and my favorite things," Bushman said. "I included dance in mine because it is my favorite sport. I was pretty confident with what I made."
Replying to a question from a peer, freshman Luca Cantu gives more information on his video. He explained his favorite hobby and why it appeals to him. "The video was all about myself and my favorite hobby of making drinks," Cantu said. "It's something I do and that I really like and I enjoy making any type of drink at all."
Listening and gathering her thoughts, freshman Deshtinee Ebiya writes comments down about her classmate's video. While presenters spoke about their videos, audience members had to give feedback or write down questions. "A lot of people had really good characteristics to show about their personalities," Ebiya said.
Freshman Yen Binh Tran presents her 'You Video' to the class. Tran had practiced for her video and put it together over the weekend. "I felt I could've done the dancing part of my video a little bit better but I didn't have time to redo it since I learned it on the weekend and created the entire video, but I was happy with it overall, " Tran said.
Freshman Jocelyn Perez writes down feedback for the video made by her peer. She offered suggestions and noted what she enjoyed about everyone's video. "I wrote down everything I thought when I was watching because I knew the feedback could maybe help and would be nice to hear," Perez said.
Freshman Ethan Cleveland answers questions from his classmates about his video. He included basketball and a video from Twitter in his presentation. "I put the both of those in my video because they are a part of my daily life, especially Twitter," Cleveland said.
Freshman Adriana Ortega Lopez watches and listens to her classmate's video. Lopez spent three class periods learning new traits about her peers through their videos until it was her turn to present. "I liked how we really got to express ourselves through this project and share who we really are with the whole class," Lopez said. "I like that people included personal beliefs and values because it really showed us who they are."