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After completing this round of judging I felt that it went much more smoothly than the first round. Through some great advice from my professor I decided it would be best to write out my critiques for the two schools before recording them onto the Voice Thread. I found that this process went much more smoothly than when I flew blind the first time that I did my judging by not having any notes written down. It really helped to make my critiques much more meaningful when I took the time to write them out. Not to mention when I gave input on sounding fluent when they presented in the debates I wasn't being hypocritical through not being fluent in my audio critique because I already had a script of what I wanted to say.
Overall, my experiences with this project lean towards the positive side. There were times when I got frustrated with not knowing who I was supposed to judge and when I needed to judge, but for the most part this was a great learning experience. It was great to get the chance to say that I have participated in a global learning project like this and I think now I will be more apt to take part in something like this when I am a teacher with a classroom of my own.