Bear with me as I spew my thoughts out onto this blog post. One thing about this project that has been in the back of my mind and I can't seem to get over is how the final project will actually look. How the final piece will actually be accessed and connected.
As I mentioned in the comments in Amber's post, seeing things helps me to better understand them. While I served my mission in the Philippines, one way we helped our investigators better understand what we were teaching was through parables. Although, I'm not teaching myself a moral lesson with the "Parable of Summer Camp," I found it helpful for me anyway. So I'm going to attempt to put into words what has been on my mind concerning our project; hopefully it will help someone else other than myself.
I never attended any sort of summer camps in the mountains, where the participants lived in little cabins, and did all sorts of team building activities (although I was in Boy Scouts). So, my image of summer camps comes from the 1995 family comedy, Heavy Weights.
It might work better if I first make a list for all to see:
lake = internet
swimmers = our 6 themes
swimsuits, floaties, etc. = I'll call these "theme extras" (i.e. videos, intros, etc.)
a rope that the swimmers can hold onto = some way to connect the 6 themes
floating platform on the lake = a platform (like a website) that we can use to connect all of the themes & theme extras
So, I imagine our project like 6 little swimmers out there with their swimsuits and floaties. The swimmers are treading water, in order for the swimmers to stay together, they need either a rope or to stay on the platform together. Honestly, I don't care either way how the swimmers stick together. But they have to stick together (at least in my mind). Is this making sense?
So do we use a rope or a platform?