Project Lead The Way(PLTW) is a class we have in the ARS Maker Space where we focus on technology and innovating inventions through modules. A module is a basic lesson that helps us by learning new things about the pathways offered at Ann Richards and we take that knowledge a step further by coming together with ideas to innovate an object that could be helpful to our community.
At Ann Richards we have three options to chose from as an eighth grader to take as our pathway in high school. The three options we have are Engineering, Media Technology, and Biomedical Science. I am going to talk to you a little about my experience with Media Technology since it’s the pathway I have focused on the most.
Media Technology would be for people who consider themselves a visual person or who just love to use technology to create a 2 dimensional amazement. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a lot of experience with technology because the whole purpose of taking Media Tech is to increase your knowledge about technology.
So far this semester, I have only focused on Media Tech and I have done every module on it. Media Technology has modules as Blogging, Videography, Intro to Photography, and Screen Printing, which had to be taken away since there was too many problems with it.
I would say Blogging is the easiest to do, we blog to practice on our Blogging skills. Videography was a little tricky to be honest. We had to record many places around our school that went along with our mission statement and edit it together on iMovie. The next module I have done is Photography, which I would say is pretty easy as well, we basically take a picture ourselves using the rule of thirds. The last and unsuccessful module I did was Screen Printing. Screen Printing was difficult because we had so many obstacles like the Screens not being clean enough and we weren’t able to print our design out.
Even though the Media Technology pathway is fun, it can be a little tricky at times, but I think I’m starting to get an idea on the pathway I want to take for high school.
By: Crystal R.