The Barnsong is a documentary about a student's WISE project. Actually, it's about two student's WISE projects. Sky, one of the students involved in the The Barnsong, is video taping a fellow students project. Ryan, the star of the documentary, is building a barn for his project.
Ryan's project was the quite the undertaking. In the documentary he mentioned that everything took longer than he expected. He had a well laid out plan for the project, but the timing he predicted for each step was largely underestimated.
Sky's project was basically at the mercy of Ryan's. I would assume a lot of coordinating had to take place between the two boys. Whenever Ryan worked, Sky had to be there to film it.
Watching this documentary in class gave us a glimpse into the process of another students WISE journey. A lot of work went into each project, and it seemed like combining a project may even be a little harder. The two boy's projects not only gave them experience on their respective subjects, but taught them how to collaborate.
Also today in WISE we got a 2010 student's portfolio to read and reflect on. Our first homework assignment for the second semester is to review the portfolio, and learn a bit more about what we will need to do by the end of our process.