Tools and Processes
|Introduction||What are Impact Projects? | Gateway|
|Impact project stages||Your mentor | The Proposal | Progressing the plan | Presenting and Evaluating|
|Impact project framework||How they work | The Four Principles | Drivers | Tools and Processes | EOTC process|
|Impact project evaluation||4 principles evaluation rubric|
|Reference||Impact Project Glossary|
What are the tools and processes for?
The impact project tools and processes consist of a wide range of digital technologies (such as websites, apps etc) hard-copy resources, diagrams and collaborative documents that can be used to help with the impact project driver practices. Using tools that support driver practices it will be easier for you to progress your project and reach a higher quality outcome in your learning and product. Sometimes you'll be able to use these fairly easily straight away, while other times you'll need to develop some skills in their use. The learning you do here will be useful in the future as you'll be able to decide which of these practices support good outcomes in any individual and collaborative work you do.
- Proposal sign off and questions sheet.
- A useful list of staff expertise and project ideas. Use it to find an expert and/or mentor!
- A list of things people want designed. Good to find a real stakeholder!
- Ideas for science projects.
- E-portfolio group setup tutorial is here.
- E-portfolio page setup tutorial is here.
- Setting up secret URLs (also part of the above tutorial) available here.
- Planning software for setting timelines.
Tools to Progress your Projects
The e-portfolio is where you should track your planning as you go.
- E-portfolio group setup tutorial.
- E-portfolio page in e-portfolios tutorial.
- Setting up secret URLs (also part of the above tutorial).
- Impact project progress tracking booklet. This incorporates many of the tools below in a printable form.
- Various other printable booklets to track your project. You'll need to be onsite at ASHS and logged in to download these.
- Timesheets Or go to google docs - create - template and type: impact project timesheet
- Task setting flow diagram
- Success criteria page.
- [Booking form for the workshop]
- [Booking form for the music rooms]
- Budget request process and forms are [here.]
Tools for Presenting and Evaluating your Project
- [Libre Office Present (Also installed on school computers)]
- [Google presentation]
- A learning activity on further developing your presentation skills through impact projects.
- A guide on using your impact project presentation as a submission for and English speech.
Evidence of Learning Tools
Some online tools student have used successfully to collect and record evidence are:
- Adding video evidence of learning to e-portfolios tutorial.
- Using RSS feeds so that your blog appears (is embedded) in your e-portfolio tutorial.
- ASHS radar - spider diagram for reflection (Need to be logged in at school to download this.)
- Instructions for using photocopiers to scan and email stuff on paper to yourself. Great if you have hand-written stuff, diagrams, concepts etc you want to put on your e-portfolio. (Need to be logged in at school to download this.)
Some online tools students have successfully used for reflection are:
The first three tools listed below are [here.]
- Long term planning - Gantt Chart Template This is to help you figure out the timing of your tasks, how long they take and who needs to finish what and when. It can be done electronically or printed out and filled out with coloured pens.
- Short term planning - Day planning sheet This is to help keep track of who is doing what in a single day. Your mentor may ask you to fill this out at the beginning of the day or during period three for the following week.
- Short term planning - task setting flow diagram This flowchart has been designed to help you with setting tasks at the beginning of the day and during period three for the following week. Setting good tasks can be more complex than you might think. Try using this flow diagram until you have memorised each step, then just do it naturally!
- Short term planning - impact project timesheet [This timesheet ]has been designed to help you organise who does what task and track how the task are progressing. Go to google drive / google docs and hit create --> template. Then search for "impact project timesheet" and hit the "use this template" button.