Q1. What's Your Style?
How well do you know yourself? What is your favorite way of learning? What kind of information do you find easy to learn and use? What is your favorite way of making decisions?
In this Quest you will discover how to use data collection tools to learn more about yourself so that you can be more productive at school. Watch the introduction video from Wellcast to learn about the popular test millions of Americans are using.
At the end of this Thing you will select a digital tool to create an artifact that represents your life as a digital learner.
Introvert: An introvert is a person who focuses inward, into their own thoughts, and gets their energy by being alone.
Extrovert: An extrovert is a person who focuses outward into the world, and gets energy from interactions with others.
Sensing: Sensing means that a person mainly believes the information he or she receives directly from the external world.
Intuition: Intuition means that a person believes mainly information he or she receives from the internal or imaginative world.
Thinking: Thinking means that a person analyzes all the details and uses logic to make decisions.
Feeling: Feeling means a person that goes with the gut, letting emotions guide decisions.
Perceiving: Perceiving means a person who keeps plans to a minimum and is always open to changing them.
Judging: Judging means a person that organizes their life by making a plan and wants to stick to it.
I CAN STATEMENTS
- identify my personal learning preferences by using a technology (data collection) tool
- analyze the results of the data to set personal learning goals
- select a technology tool appropriate for communicating my learning
1. Download or copy the 3.Q1 Planning Document. Save this document to your File Space to be updated as you work through the Quests.
2. Watch the Wellcast video introduction a second time and this time, pause it, complete Section 1. What's Your Code? as you watch the video again and save it.
Focus for viewing:
- where you fit for each category
3. Take a variation of the Myers Briggs Personality Test on the Truity website to find out which of the 16 four-letter personality types you fall under and what each of your letters means. It will take approximately 12-15 minutes to complete. Use the NEXT PAGE link to proceed through the different pages of the test.
- The directions suggest: to "choose your answers based on how you really are, not how you would like to be."
- IMPORTANT: You need to capture the report results, and be able to refer back to it.
- Options for saving your results, when you arrive at the last page, and see the report:
4. At the end of the personality test, you are provided a report with three possible personality type matches. Review these, and choose the one you feel is the most accurate about you. Modify your code in the Personality Type table if there is a better match.
5. Watch the following Wellcast video to break down your personality letter-by-letter.
Focus for viewing:
- note-taking techniques
- strategies for working alone and with others
6. To complete this section, identify some of your strengths and strategies for being a more productive learner.
7. Empowered Learners review and reflect on their personal learning goals and strategies to continually monitor and improve them, Open the content block below to learn about S.M.A.R.T goals.
When learners set their own goals it can:
- improve their academic performance
- increase their motivation to achieve
- increase pride and satisfaction in performance
- improve their self-confidence
Review these goal setting tips for S. M. A. R. T. goals
- Set goals that are SPECIFIC (example: I will improve my keyboarding).
- Set goals that can are MEASURABLE (example: I will type at 20 words per minute on the typing test).
- Set goals that are Achievable (example: I will practice keyboarding for 10 minutes four times a week until I reach my goal).
- Set goals that are Realistic and Relevant (examples: Something you want to do so that you might get a higher grade, be able to type your papers faster, help you edit photos and images, etc.).
- Timely, set a target date to achieve them, and plan to revisit the goals frequently and revise them as needed.
- Celebrate when your goals are achieved. (Treat yourself to a favorite snack, share it with a friend, or do a favorite activity).
- Reflect on the goals you set, was it S.M.A.R.T.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions and others for help.
- Explore one or more of the Goal Setting Resources provided on the right.
8. Download or Copy and save this 3.Q1 S.M.A.R.T. Goals and Reflection Document
9. Set one or two learning goals based on your planning document and save it in your File Space. Check with your teacher about sharing and/or submitting it.
Completing this Quest
You have completed this Quest after reviewing the I Can Statements, completing the first two sections of the planning document, and setting a S.M.A.R.T. goal.
Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap
I am ready to go on to Quest 2
ISTE and Common Core Standards
MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and
1a Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.