In this class, we create a product and a business plan for it as well. We prepare to present our business plan and business idea which is either a product or a service. It’s valuable for our future because it teaches us how to become an entrepreneur. The project was an innovation United Nations challenge. We had to do research to determine if our product/service would be successful/helpful. Also, why it is needed or why it would help others. We decided to inform people on the wildfires in California.
My team and I decided to create a website that informs people about the wildfires that occur in California. They can also prepare for wildfires and there’s a memorial section for people who passed away in their fires and it has a link to the GoFundMe accounts of people. We have a section on our site that makes it easy for you to donate to somebody’s GoFundMe account so you can give them money to help them pay for funeral costs, food, clothes, etc. It also includes interviews from people affected and shows how severe the damage was. At first, we weren’t sure if we should include a memorial page. We didn’t know how to make it happen then remembered about GoFundMe and saw pages where people were asking for help to pay for a new home, food, clothing, funeral expenses, etc. I learned how to add interviews from youtube to a Weebly website. I also learned how to add links into a Weebly website. Another thing I learned was how bad the damages were after the fires. I saw many images and videos of people’s homes burnt down. And realized that PG&E didn’t shut down the electricity like they had planned to to prevent sparks/ the fire spreading. This tells me we need to plan for wildfires and natural disasters and stay educated about them. We need to help people affected by the wildfires and other natural disasters whichever way we can.
I applied technological skills for the 21st century when I created our commercial. I used clips from interviews I found and images I found to showcase the damage that was done by the two wildfires. I also had 2 basic questions in the end of the video to explain what Helpful Hands is and how it helps people. I thought creatively and effectively when we were thinking about what to name our service. We couldn’t think of a name or agree on a name. Then, I thought of Helpful Hands which was catchy and we all agreed on. It shows that I created a pretty good commercial video for our service that lets others know what it is and how it works. They’re important because without the commercial, people wouldn’t really know why it’s different from other websites. Without a service name, we couldn’t have moved on as far. I could have demonstrated mastering skills needed in career and college better. I was mostly the one doing the website and commercial video and sometimes part of the documents but my teammates were the ones working on the documents most of the time.
I learned how to use Weebly. I also learned about the portfolio I need to do in order to graduate. They will help me in the future because the portfolio showcases my talents and some of the work I have done over the years and can also be used in job applications. Weebly can be used in making websites for myself or for others.