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I very much approached this from a students perspective and the perspective of a a lifelong learner. I initially learned quite a big about electrical work. I learned about what a Multi-Genre Project consists of and I experienced putting the projects together in a way that was hopefully enlightening and illustrates that I did learn while reading the book. I can easily see how to add more genres and how I could improve some of the genres I have. However, I think the intent was to be a student, not to become a master electrician. That said, if anyone needs so 12-2 wire or helping putting in a GFCI, give me a call.

-Eric
[[Introduction]]
A photograph of the wall partially complete with tools.
[img[A photograph of the wall partially complete with tools.|WallPartWeb.JPG][WallPart.jpg]]
A photograph of the wall fully complete.
[img[A photograph of the wall fully complete.|WallCompleteWeb.JPG][WallComplete.jpg]]
Using the book as a reference and my own tools and experience I put together a list of tools that you should have before tackling any electrical work. This is a google document and is located [[here|https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YH3yjslDzWl_ZINCS3c9W-uI3yRqfdL6-lkeD8LdWwI/edit?hl=en_US]].
This is a 15 minute video that shows me rewiring a receptacle. Some theory and safety notes are included.

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You can download a higher resolution in dv format [[here|WireRecpetTake3_HQ.dv]].
I was fascinated watching Ryan's [[3 Word Quickfire|http://youtu.be/lGCpB72DBdY]]. This genre was very much my attempt at learning new technology and trying something new. I did have to learn some new settings but found that do a stop action movie ''can'' be relatively painless. Obviously Ryan's stop action piece must have taken a large amount of time simply moving the pieces around. I can very much see using this for images that change slowly over time. Plants growing for our agriculture class, students painting in art class, or simply watching the seasons change outside my classroom window. Combined with the video in Genre 3 I believe this does show my understanding I have learned from the book and could be useful to the watcher.

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My wife had a template for a ~PowerPoint that could host a [[Jeopardy Game|electricjeopardy.ppt]]. I can see using this as a review in my classroom and think that it worked as a good review for the MGP.
I read the [[4th edition|http://www.amazon.com/Wiring-House-4th-Completely-Revised/dp/1600852610/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311356317&sr=8-1]] of [[Wiring a House|http://books.google.com/books/about/Wiring_a_House.html?id=anbv0BWVfeQC]]. This tome is 325 pages and tries to provide good information for both a novice hobbyist and a master electrician. I found most of the book very helpful and informative. I will never install a new electrical panel, I will not be burying two or more grounding rods and I am not buying the most expensive tools that would be necessary if this were my job. However, I now have a better idea of the whole picture of how wiring and electricity works and it helps me when I am doing my much smaller projects. I liked that the author frequently elaborates on why you do each step rather than just giving the steps. Deeper understanding certainly helps me remember the material better and I feel more comfortable doing electrical work.

One of my genres was building a fake wall that shows how wiring works. To me, while videos are undoubtedly helpful, being able to touch the wires, see the staples and examine the connections is the best way to learn about this topic.This genre ended up being my connecting piece. My fifteen minute video with explanation is done of the fake wall. My stop action video is done on the fake wall. The types of tools I use in the video and in the pictures of my wall are what I put on my hyperlink shopping list. The Jeopardy review questions are taken from the entire book but with an eye toward more of the hobbyist and many of the questions can be answered after examining the other four genres.

This multi-genre project has a slightly different feel than other projects because of its DIY nature. If you would like to read reflections on how I may have pursued multi-genre with a different type of book you can read [[this post|http://efitton.edublogs.org/2011/07/07/multi-genre-project-thoughts/]] on [[my blog|http://efitton.edublogs.org/]].
[[Introduction]]
[[Genre 1 - Wall]]
[[Genre 2 - ShopList]]
[[Genre 3 - Video]]
[[Genre 4 - Stop Action]]
[[Genre 5 - Jeopardy]]
[[Conclusion]]
A Number of Representation of the Book by [[Eric Fitton|efitton.net]] for CEP 811
~Mutli-Genre Project //[[Wiring a House||http://books.google.com/books/about/Wiring_a_House.html?id=anbv0BWVfeQC]]//