Alright y'all, this officially marks the final update from yours truly as we head into the last week of TED Talk prep and in fact, TED Talks start this Thursday with our brave guinea pig volunteer, Emily Badgley.
I'll keep this short and to the point as you all know the drill by now (Here is the screencast of me explaining these items if you'd like to listen along):
1. Want some good news? Check out John Krazinski's most recent episode of "Some Good News" with special guests Oprah, Steven Spielberg, John Stewart and Malala. (This just so happens to not only be his graduation edition BUT is also another example of how you could format your TED Talk video!)
2. Keep up with this week's daily agenda assignments, which mostly involve you finishing your TED Talk, doing peer critiques, and getting your ducks in a row!
3. Create the google hangout invitation and invite people to your talk! Link it on THIS DOCUMENT and send a calendar invite 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.
4. Review the panel schedule and expectations! When the days come for your paneling block, use THIS Schedule DOCUMENT to find the link to the google hangouts for the people for whom you are paneling.
A note on paneling: The paneling schedule document contains, first, the expectations for your role as a panelist during TED Talks, and second, your scheduled blocks for paneling. Please read the first page completely and then find your name on the schedule. You should see your name THREE TIMES. One for when you are delivering your talk and TWO times for when you are paneling.
Scheduling Conflict? If there is a SERIOUS conflict with your paneling schedule, your only option is to ask a classmate to switch with you, as long as it doesn't break the paneling block rules. When you've found a classmate to switch with you, you can then email me with your reason for switching) and CC the classmate with whom you are switching.
5. REQUIRED ATTENDANCE: Attend the final ALL 12th grade conference where we will review TED talk schedule and panel expectations AND watch Emily Badgley's TED Talk as she bravely provides y'all with an example! Thursday, May 14th at 10:00 am via this google hangout link: https://meet.google.com/uvc-pppd-syt
Now get out there and CRUSH your TED Talk!
Yeeeeoooooop! Can't wait to see all your amazing TED Talk performances.
HERE IS THIS WEEK's VIDEO UPDATE: This contains a screencast of me talking through TED Talk expectations and important documents, as well as what TED Talk prep week will entail. I encourage you to watch it rather than merely read this email, as it will make more sense. But if you insist on just reading the rest of this email, read on....
Update in written form
1. Attend the 10:30 am, Wed. 5/6 Required 12th Grade Google Hangout Video Conference: We will have an all-grade google hangout at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 6th. The senior teaching team will talk through TED Talk expectations and the TED Talk Prep Week schedule. We'll also go over your questions at that time. I'll send a google hangout invitation to that so please mark your calendars and attend. If you have unreliable internet, call a friend at that time and have them put you on speaker phone.
BEFORE you attend Wednesday's 12th grade google hangout, please do the following:
1. Wednesday morning STARTER: watch How to Sound Smart in your TED Talk: This is a funny TED Talk with ZERO content but a lot to learn about presentation style to make you look and sound smart. Cool, huh?
2. Read through The TED Talk Prep Week Schedule:
3. Read through the 2020 Virtual TED Talk Overview and Rubric document and come to the 10:30 am google hangout on Wednesday, 5/6 with questions.
4. Take note of the TED Talk Structure and Format Options
There are two options for how to format your TED Talk. You can find information on those options as well as how to outline your talk and how your talk will be graded on the 2020 Virtual TED Talk Overview and Rubric document. Again, read this entire document THOROUGHLY before 10:30 am on Wednesday, 5/6.
AFTER Wednesday's 12th Grade Google Hangout:
1. Ashley will give you editing privileges on this research question/action project/schedule document and you all can sign up for your talk!
2. Complete the daily assignments and attend cohort conferences as outlined on the TED Talk prep week schedule linked above.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your faces on Wednesday! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns before then. In the meantime, keep crushing those action projects and remember.....
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
I had to learn that the hard way-- by failing to stay on the Tik Tok dance beat last week. But on a serious note, we are all being tasked with rising anew, each and every day during Covid-19. Luckily Ospreys don't only know how to persevere and rise again, but they also know how to SOAR. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooop!!
Soar on, team.
Humanities teacher at Animas High School