My Personal Gps Analysis

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The High Five Messages

Change Is Constant
In the game My Personal GPS, I had to guide an avatar through a series of games that tested my learning skills and work habits. At the end of the level, you either passed and were awarded a key, or failed and had to retry the game. For some of these games, I didn 't receive a key on my first try and had to repeat the level until my skills matched my evaluation. This caused me to have to rethink my avatar’s actions and adapt to the different situations I was put in. I knew that I had nothing to lose if I replayed the game, but that is not true in the real world. You need to more cautious with your decisions and you can’t take pointless risks. If I knew that I only had one shot at the games in My Personal
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Some of the choices I have made are ones that I regret, but I know they were important experiences for me. In My Personal GPS, the game Squirrel! had my character choosing between completing their homework and talking with their friends. I kept my avatar along the academic path and focused on completing my work. In real life, I often make the same decisions for a number of reasons. I know that completing homework seems like a very small task in your academic career, but it can be really important in the grand scheme of things. Finishing homework helps build better practices as a student in the future. Sometimes, I would contemplate if this assignment or worksheet would affect my overall grade, but this is focusing more on the end result than the journey. That assignment could be the crucial piece to fostering your understanding on a new subject. One time in my business class, my teacher was away and we had a substitute teacher. As an activity, he had us go on a website called Hour of Code. This website has simple coding games that should take you about an hour to complete. I knew these activities weren’t going to affect my mark in any way, but I still tried my hardest. I found out that I really enjoyed these types of activities, and I started to explore software engineering and computer programming as a career more. If I was focused solely on the final destination, my business mark, and not on the …show more content…
In the game “Teamwork”, your job was to create a project for history class, but the due date was tomorrow. Your team was already chosen, and you decide that it would be better if you worked independently and then came and put all your research together. Most people think that teamwork means that you can’t work independently, but I don’t think that’s the case. Teamwork is more about being understanding and supportive of each other and communicating ideas and thoughts in between you. I had a similar scenario happen to me in geography class when we were assigned a project that was to be completed in partners. Both my partner and I decided it would be better if we assigned roles and split up the research, as we both excelled at independent work. Afterward, we collaborated by editing the other person’s work and creating the presentation, which proves that you can be a team, even if the work is completed

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