Thought of the Day: “I have come to believe that our innate purpose is nothing more than to be the greatest version of ourselves. It is a process of refinement, improvement, and enhancement. When you are aligned with this process and living your purpose, you have the potential of creating something amazing.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
1. Set up project tunes for tomorrow (or today): Remember you need to have complete at least one project tune by this Thursday. Project Tune reflection #1 is due by April 27th, end of class. See the senior project page for the link to that document.
2. Schedule week 4 check-in conference with Ashley for either Thursday or Friday
3. Accomplish goals
Briefly on goals and planning...
· S – Specific (or Significant).
· M – Measurable (or Meaningful).
· A – Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
· R – Relevant (or Rewarding).
· T – Time-bound (or Trackable).
Consider – What will you need and when, where do you work best, who do you need to contact, which days are you most productive/have the most time? Who can you reach out to for inspiration, guidance, and clarity? How much do you need to complete this week in order to have an outstanding senior project?
This week's schedule is as follows:
Please complete the goal setting and reflection components of your Personal Assessment Plan for the week of April 17th. If you scroll down to the bottom of your P.A.P, you'll see that I have made a space for you for this purpose. Please complete both the weekly goals and reflection! It looks like this:
1. Absent yesterday? Make up yesterday's work! (unless your critique group has scheduled project tunes, in which case FIRST do those tunes THEN make-up yesterday's work)
2. Your critique group should ideally complete 2 project tunes today! Let's review the project tune protocol and project tune reflection documents on the senior project page and then you can roll into project tunes. (See Senior Project Page for Project Tune Protocol and Project Tune Reflection documents)
3. Complete your Personal Assessment Plan document (due tomorrow)
Welcome back! How was spring break??
Action Project Nuts and Bolts (see the Senior Project page for all Action Project resources)
HOMEWORK: Complete the Personalized Assessment Plan by the beginning of class on Thursday
TED Talk Critiques
Follow the protocol linked above.
Revision and Practice
When you finish your critiques for the day, work on revising your TED Talk and practicing.
I'm out today. Round 2 of retirement home shopping. This time in Palm Springs, FLORIDA.
But I miss you all already. Please read EVERYTHING on today's blog. Remember, resources are on the senior project page toward the bottom of the page.
Starter: Send invitation email to your TED Talk to the following people. Make sure your email includes a polite salutation, the time and date of your TED Talk, your research question, and a brief description of what they can expect at the TED Talk
Initial Feedback and Critique Scheduling: Critique Groups
Get into the assigned groups that are on the board and linked above. No matter where you are in your process, you should do the following:
Once every member has talked through their presentations, you should schedule your critiques for Monday and Tuesday of next week. You can do 2-3/day, as the critique protocol should take 30 minutes. Write on the board who is being critiqued on what day.
Revise TED Talk Slides and Outline
Take your feedback, make it better! You’ll need a revised version for formal critiques starting on Monday.
Workshop: Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs The art of the slide-based presentation - Today we'll take a close look at slides by comparing Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. We'll also see how Bill Gates evolved over time into an excellent slide-based presenter:
Develop TED Talks
TED Talk Rough Draft: Finish rough draft slides and outline of TED Talk. You will need these ready for an initial run-through tomorrow in class!
Starter: A TED talk you've surely seen (on purpose – we care not about his message). Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? We'll watch this with our graphic organizer. Debrief organizer in small groups (2/3 students), share out.
TED Analysis: In small groups, share out your TED analysis.
Student Examples: Watch at least half of a student example linked on my senior project page. Take notes on…
Short Article: Making presentations in the TED Style. Read this article, and pick one of the talks described to watch. Explain why you chose that particular style, then watch it and take notes on…
TURN IN SENIOR THESIS!
THIS IS THE DETAILED SCHEDULE with Day's activities and resources FOR THE REST OF TED TALK PREP
TED TALK BIZ- Overview of TED Prep and TED Talk schedule
Starter: TED Talk by Sarah Kay + graphic organizer. Debrief and share out.
TED Commandments: Read them, choose most and least important, most surprising, debrief.
TED Talk Analysis: Watch a TED Talk that speaks to you. Take 15 minutes or so to choose. Then watch it, and write down the following in your google doc of starters:
Ted Talk Analysis- Finish it, have it ready for debrief tomorrow!