For my second Genius Hour project I wanted to learn more about the effect of uniforms worn to school. Is it better and more appropriate to wear uniforms to school? The following question was my research topic that I wanted to learn more about.
I chose this topic because I myself is a student and I have been to different schools where in some schools I wore uniforms and the others I did not. So because I was not able to tell whether uniforms helped me in anyway, I decided to learn more about it.
I learned that there are pros and cons of wearing uniforms but in my opinion more pros than cons. The pros are that when students see that their fellow classmates are wearing the same clothes, they feel more comfortable because not all people can afford trendy clothes. Not only that but also, students can be themselves around others and not have to act a certain way to fit in. Now the cons are that students will not be able to express themselves by which some people show by the type/kind of clothing they wear so that might make them feel sad or uncomfortable.Learning about the pros and cons of wearing uniforms to school did not help me grow as a person in anyway because I kind of already knew what and what not to do in school whether I had on uniforms or not.
On this Genius Hour project I chose to do something totally different, something that I have never done before. I decided to make an animation video that would do everything by itself unlike a google presentation which takes up time to move up to the next slide. I really like the animation video called powtoon because it not only captures the audience’s attention but it also makes them engaged into the presentation whether they are interested or not.
What I learned helped the community in a way because I indirectly taught them what and how the uniforms can help students in school. The indirect message was ‘treat people the way you would want to be treated and don’t judge others because you think you are better than them.’ These indirect message fits in with my topic because when students wear their own clothes to school you can kind of tell who is wealthy and who is not and that only makes some people feel unworthy or unimportant because they will get bullied.
For now I am not really sure what my next Genius Hour project will be about but I am sure it will help the world, community, myself and or animals in some way.
Here is the link to my powtoon video:
Sutiblr. Naby school boy uniform with tights. Photograph. Flickr. Flickr. December 18, 2010. Feb. 8, 2016.
Santa Fe Relocation Services. Group Of Students Working At Desks In Chinese School Classroom. Photograph. Flickr. Flickr. April 6, 2012. Feb. 8, 2016.