CALS 183 Lab 6 outline Wednesday 3 October, 2012, 3-4pm 207 Morrill

For Informational Presentation Labs Monday Oct 8 - Friday Oct 12!

How's everything going?   How were labs?   Cameras work?   

What parts of presenting do students need to work on most?

NEXT WEEK (after Information Presentations):  Teams meet in lab:
    -Exchange contact information: phone(s) email
    -Decide on a controversial topic
    -Decide who is going to do what (Moderate, article critique)
    -Set up time to meet to practice (at least twice)

Return Graded Informational Critique Sheets the week following the presentation & any graded reflection folders from last week!

Collect Reflection Folders from those students who gave an Informational Presentation the previous week.  Grade and return these the following week.

Review and critique a couple Group Presentations (handouts: Self/Group Critique, Presentation Critique).

 BEFORE your next LAB:

-Update the Speaking and Lab Roles Schedules for the semester: 9 speakers per lab and Post on web.

-Use Grading Templates:

-Email your students who will be giving an Informational Presentation the week of Oct 8-12 and remind them to be prepared.


Bring to lab:

-Your laptop!

-Cameras from BH-Library Media center.  Go EARLY to get Camera pack (two flip cameras, & inside battery pack)  bring your UVM ID when you pick up the camera from the Media Center in BH Library.

-Names Tents and materials for new ones: cards, pens

-Informational Presentation Critique Sheets and pencil with eraser

-Graded Dramatic Reading Critiques and student comments

-Timing Sheets

-Stop watch or something to keep time.

-"Master of Ceremonies Checklist"

-"hat" with all students names on slips of paper

-Lab Roles sheet with who is doing what when (print from web)

-Speech schedule sheets of who is speaking when (print from web)

-Attendance sheet for attendance taker
-Extra Student "Critique of Presentation" Templates (one per student)


Go to lab early:
-Leave enough time to get cameras, & set up laptop, name tents, critique sheets, checklists, etc. 


The Lab itself:


Hand out Student Name Tents, make new ones if necessary (you can dispense with this if you know everyone).


Return Graded Informational Critiques.

Show, Go over, and Explain the Reflection Folder and Contents with your students.  This is due at the beginning of lab the week after the Informational Presentation.  If late -10% first week, -20% following week, any later NO CREDIT (big fat zero!).


Display and go over Speaking Schedule and Lab Roles Schedule (use document camera or computer projected, or hand out).  


Ask if anyone needs Student Critique templates.  


Have Master of Ceremonies write the speakers on the board, along with

            their reading choice, and choose first speaker from the “hat”.  Have them start setting up.

Go over the Master of Ceremonies tasks with them (make sure speaker ready, timer ready, camera ready, introduce each speaker, facilitate questions at the end, have speaker choose next person from hat, wait until all critique forms are back to speaker before introducing next speaker).

Give Timer the timing sheets.

Give Attendance taker the attendance sheet & have them take attendance.

Make sure the critique forms manager is ready.  

Make sure the students' have given their flash thumb drive to the TA with the laptop


Critique any stray dramatic readings first, then go on to Informational Presentations (TAs should sit apart from each other and use pencil).

Informational Presentation critiques GO TO THE STUDENT, NOT THE TAS!


Flip Camera Instructions

When first speaker is finished, camera goes to TA with laptop.  TA transfers and names the file (JaneSmith14SeptDramaticReading) from the camera to the laptop.  Copy the file from the laptop to the students' thumb-drive, safely eject the thumb drive and give it to the student. Erase the video from the camera before recording another presentation.


Remind students who are speaking next week, and who is doing what lab role next week. 


Remind students who did their dramatic reading they will get their grade and the critiques from their peers, next week.

Remind students who did their Informational Presentation that their pocket reflection folder is due AT THE BEGINNING OF LAB next week (if late -10%, more than one week late -20%, more than two weeks late: big fat zero).

Answer any questions.


Collect name tents.


After lab:

-Erase any files from Camera (you may have to connect the camera to the computer and erase files on the camera using the computer).

-Immediately Return Cameras to BH Library, remind them to recharge.

-Meet with lab partner and reach consensus on the grade for each dramatic reading and Informational Presentations.  Staple dramatic reading student critiques to dramatic reading critique sheet.

-Let Dr. L know if there are any videos he should watch/save.

-Erase videos from your laptop

-Record attendance and grades on excel template and save it in at least three different places.

-Email your students who will be giving an informational presentation the following week (8-9 students per lab) to remind them to be prepared.

-Update the Speaking and Role Schedules on the web.  Upload edited schedules and replace old files in your public_html. 

-Read examples of Poor/Good/Excellent Reflection Papers, and Excellent Outside Speech Critique:  in a week we will be grading students' papers.

-Have Fun!