We were told to pick a second idea for our genius hour, and that this time it didn’t have to really impact the world, and my mind immediately went to the one and only thing, that I’m truly passionate about, volleyball.
For my second genius hour, I researched who were the best spikers in the world as of now. I chose it not only because it’s something that I really, really, really want to know because I’ve been wondering but never wanted to do the research but now I had specific time to do just that, so it was really a win, win situation.
What I learned was that not only was Earvin Ngapeth, statistically the best spiker in volleyball, he was also seen as a the best in spiking for people such as experts and professional coaches, who I was able to talk to because of the twitter expert connect. It didn’t really help me grow as a person, but it helped me grow as a volleyball player because during the expert connect one of the people I followed was a coach and he posted videos about learning how to do certain things in volleyball, and it’s actually helped me become a better player.
What I did for my project did not really help the community or the world around me, and probably not most people around, but some people it did help because some people who were there during my presentation were also wondering the same question as me, so I found the answer for all of us. It also helped me, because it gave me tips on how to become a better blocker, or to have better spikes, and overall is something that I can display next year during the season. What I’ll learn in my next Genius Hour will help myself and some people around, because what I plan to research is something about motivation, what causes motivation, and how to get motivated.
To conclude this is my reflection on my Genius Hour #2 which overall went well, and wasn’t as hard because I knew the process, but the twitter expert connect part was kind of difficult.