• What did you enjoy about the experience?
  • What was the most challenging aspect of your Twenty Time project?
  • What is one thing you learned about yourself by participating in your Twenty Time project?
  • What are you most proud of? Why?
  • What lessons did you learn from your successes?
  • What lessons did you learn from your failures?
  • What is one thing about this project you believe you’ll remember for a long time to come?
  • What is something the teacher could have done to make this project better?

First, I enjoyed learning how to make new recipes. I now have a more extensive knowledge on cooking and can use it in everyday life. I also liked learning how to use TimeLapse and iMovie. Editing all of my videos really helped me learn new editing skills. The technological part of my twenty time was the most challenging part of the project. I lost one video because of technology issues. I also had a hard time importing all of the videos from the iMovie app on my phone to my computer. I learned that I really enjoy cooking and that I should try to appreciate and explore other cultures more often. I am most proud of the time when I made dumplings. To get the ingredients to make them, I went to an Asian food store. The store was a wonderful place to learn more about Asian culture. I am proud that this recipe has allowed me to see and experience other cultures. The dumplings also turned out delicious and are one of my favorite foods I made during this project. From my successes, I learned that making simple foods is always the way to go. Although making what seem to be lavish dishes with fancy ingredients is tempting, simple and straightforward recipes almost always turn out better. From my failures, I learned to always save my work and back my computer and phone up. After losing some content, I realized the importance of what seem to be trivial things. I will always remember the time when I visited the Asian food store. It was a such a great experience to see the ways of people of different cultures. The experience will always remind me to keep an open mind and to appreciate what other cultures have to bring. The only thing that the teacher could have done is to plan the presentations more. It is partly the students fault because most people went over five minutes. A quick check with the teacher about the person’s presentations to make sure they aren’t too long may prevent from the problem happening again. In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I hope that future ninth grade teachers will have this project as part of their curriculum.

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