Dear Future Team AP Bio:
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Reflecting on my Site…
At first, I was really nervous about creating my site! I really do not consider myself a tech-savy person and definitely had lots of questions while I was setting up my first posts. Blogging quickly became something that I enjoyed because I got to post about my interests and had lots of freedom how I wanted to structure each post. I never thought that I would create a website and post my own content on it! A year later, blogging feels like a regular part of my schedule. I also think it is amazing that this blog allows the opportunity to share my work with a greater audience beyond the classroom! One of my favorite features of blogging is the comment feature! By having comments open to the public, we are able to interact with our other AP Bio teammates and other people who are able to give us feedback!
I love how Mrs. Girard allows us to post about content that was not assigned. I interviewed a neurologist from Stanford University, and was so excited to share the interview on my blog! Click here to watch the interview.
One of my favorite posts was about a swimmer, Diana Niyad. Mrs.Girard had us watch a ted talk on Diana Niyad, a woman who swam from Cuba to Florida! Although this post did not relate to biology, it ties in to a greater lesson that I have derived from this class: If you maintain good focus, you will be able to achieve your goals. This sounds like a cliche, but the heavy workload of this class put the skills I have accumulated in my entire high school career to the test! In AP Biology, it is extremely easy to lose your work ethic and become lazy. Now don’t get me wrong here, each AP Bio class is very interesting and engaging, but work outside of the classroom can be difficult to keep up with. I learned that if you truly want to succeed, you need to block out distractions and handle your priorities first.
Other than constantly gaining new knowledge, my favorite part of taking biology was how much I was able to learn about myself. Mrs. Girard often also allowed each student to choose our own deadlines to finish projects and submit our blog posts, which made us to plan in advance to make sure blogging fits in to our schedules. This helped me become organized and more of what I needed to accomplish.
I honestly really enjoyed blogging and plan on creating a new blog next year! Some of my favorite topics to write about were round ups and field trips! I love to tell stories and share my experiences with everyone! I can totally see myself creating an exploration/travel blog that where I talk about my future adventures!
Even though this blog is far from perfect, I am so proud of each post! Even though Mrs.Girard sometimes assigned certain topics, each student’s post is completely unique from another which shows all of our hard work and creativity! I hope that anyone who has checked out my blog has enjoyed reading it as much as I have loved creating it! 🙂