EstelleStellenbosch High, Western Cape, South Africa
AdriaanStellenbosch High, Western Cape, South Africa
DanelleStellenbosch High, Western Cape, South Africa
JannekeStellenbosch High, Western Cape, South Africa
MichelleStellenbosch High, Western Cape, South Africa
JohannesStellenbosch High, Western Cape, South Africa
19 & under
Jana EsterhuysenSouth Africa
Ludi MullerStellenbosch High, Western Cape, South Africa
Science & Technology > Earth Science > Energy
Ages 12 and up
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- The team had regular meetings in school breaks, on a weekly basis. They also held 'milestone' meetings, where they checked their progress against a set of goals they had set for themselves.
- The team set up a Google Site to be able to collaborate in the summer holidays (Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009). They used the site to mail each other (through a forum), have a checklist of things to do, and to remind them of their team principles.
- Each team member contributed ideas to the web design. The team had a few brainstorming sessions to determine the design, content and structure of the website.
- Michelle, who lives in Namibia (a neighbouring country to South Africa), used her distance to the team's advantage, by doing an interview with a local farmer.
- Adriaan worked closely with Danelle to produce the Nemus superheroes Flash animation. Danelle had very interesting ideas and Adriaan realized the ideas.
- The team members inspired each other through what they did. An example is the video that Johannes created for the introduction, which inspired the others a lot.
- The team was made up of diverse individuals with regards to personality and friend circles.
- The team consisted of members from different races.
- Learners in the team were from different grades and age groups.
- One member was from a different country (Namibia).
- The team members had different socio-economical backgrounds, ranging from relatively poor families to middle class families.
- None of the team members have English as home language.
- The team focused on one another's strengths and teamed up in such a manner that all the tasks at hand could be accomplished in the most efficient way - where needed they helped a fellow team member to develop certain skills that might have been lacking.