I have learned a lot about the Great Barrier Reef, the issues that it is facing and how important the preservation of it is. In my research I have learned about the biology of coral and how it is at risk because of mankind's effect on the environment. I did not realise how many organisations and projects there are to try to halt the damage and to try to find ways to save the reef. I was particularly interested in a project called CotsBot where a robot helps to keep the marine population of Crown-of-Thorns starfish under control. It sparked my interest because I'm a fan of robots and have some experience with them as I have done robotics club at school. I now have expanded my knowledge of Photoshop, Thinglink and Adobe Spark.
Things that I did well were my Research as I found this of particular interest and the Photoshop which was very enjoyable using it for the first time. I also was successful in in organising the time required to complete this task. One thing I would do differently is to read the task fully, as I didn't realise there was a speech involved in the assignment or a reflection scaffold! I needed some help composing my visual text and writing my written text. I have learned about the different forms of persuasive techniques like Evidence, Images and Expert Opinions and how to use them. I have also learned how to draw attention to critical parts of visual text through the use of colour and choice of font I have also learnt about the persuasive techniques that are employed in advertisements.
Great Barrier Reef
Budd, CB Clint_Budd 2015, Great Barrier Reef, Photograph, Flickr, accessed 11 March 2017, <https://www.flickr.com/photos/58827557@N06/23815555640>.