In Technology class we have been thinking about how to make book trailers, and we have come up with 11 criteria for an effective book trailer as a class. We were then asked to write a reflection on the criteria we made. Hope you enjoy!
1. How many criteria do you think it is useful to have? Why? Can you have too many or too few?
I think that it is useful to have around 10-15 criteria, as more than 15 is too much and irrelevant, while less than 10 criteria would be too little and you would end up having an unedited book trailer.
2. Which of the criteria the class came up with do you think is the most important? Why?
I think that the criteria 7, to include information about the book such as the awards it has won, where you can buy it, who the author and publisher is, is the most important criteria because if you do not include such information, the whole book trailer will go to waste as no-one can find it.
3. Do you feel that the class left out any really important criteria? What ones?
No, I do not think that the class left out any important criteria except perhaps for a voice over, but as this is optional I think that each person should choose for themselves whether or not to include a voice over.
4. Do you think the process we used (research, small group agreement, then whole class agreement) is a good way to develop criteria – why or why not?
Yes, I think that the way we first researched, thought about it in a small group, and then had a whole class discussion was a very effective method to come up with useful criteria because each time we think about it we think of things we missed before.