AxelColegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
GustavocColegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
GustavoaColegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
AravindColegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
KaWaiColegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
MarioColegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
19 & under
Maria MielesColegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Philosophy, Religion & Mythology
Ages 12 and up
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The team collaborated effectively both by making effective use of each person's talents and skills and by completing the work assigned by the leader. The team picked the topic together, since all of us were avidly interested in mythology.
We began by researching the various mythological creatures. The leader allocated a certain number of creatures to each member of the team. The team members researched various sources to find relevant information and works of art depicting the creatures.
One of the team members volunteered to do the banner for the top of each page. When he completed the banner, the team members evaluated it, and asked for revisions.
After the page began to be constructed, we found that getting copyright permission for some of the works of art was difficult. A decision was made to draw a sketch of each copyrighted image, and use it as a thumbnail, which when clicked, would access the copyrighted webpage. At this point, the two members who were the best artists in the group took upon themselves the responsibility of making the sketches. The sketches were then scanned and incorporated into the webpage.
Not all the members of the team were proficient in web page design or programming. In the process they had to learn how to use different web design tools. Although initially, only the leader of the group was familiar with web programming, other members of the group soon took an interest in learning how to write HTML code helping each other in the learning and design process.
Also, the team originally consisted only of students from the computer elective class. However, when word spread about our project, two other students voluntarily became part of the group.
Although our team was composed of six classmates from the 11th grade of a Catholic school in Puerto Rico, we were lucky enough to have people originating from diverse backgrounds. Two of the team members are of Oriental descent: one, an Indian, and another, a Chinese. These two students undertook to research the mythological creatures from their respective cultures, although the website focuses on Greek mythology. Both members were gratified with this opportunity to learn more about the cultures from which their parents had originated. Our team also has a pair of identical twins, who were the artists of the team. Being brothers, they could work cooperatively to complete the sketches needed for the page. The fact that not all of us were familiar with HTML code also contributed to our diversity, since it provided others the opportunity to learn web programming from the team member who had already had some experience in HTML. Many of the team members have Spanish as their first language, so researching and creating a website in English was a challenging learning experience.