CALS 183 Lab 6 notes Thursday 27 February 2014

Prepare for Finishing Informational Presentations  and students meeting for the 

Group Critical Analysis labs Monday March 10 - Friday March 14.

How's everything going?   Questions? 



FALL 2014 TAs needed: schedule.


Tell student the Group Presentation Schedule is on the Syllabus "Speech date and lab roles" link on syllabus (CALS 18).

Leave time in Lab for Groups to meet in lab: Either Feb 24 - 28, or March 10 - 14  

BEFORE your next LAB:


Bring to lab:

-Graded  Informational Presentation sheets to hand back.

-Your laptop!

-Cameras from BH-Library Media center.  Go about 15 minutes early to get Camera pack (flip camera, battery pack, two AA backups, charger)  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 CRITIQUE Sheets and pencil with eraser

-Timing Sheets

-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 (view or print from web)

-Speech schedule sheets of who is speaking when (view or print from web) and lab roles

-Attendance sheet for attendance taker
-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.

Hand Back Graded Dramatic Reading Critique Forms.

Collect Informational Presentation Reflection Folders from those who spoke last week.


Display and go over Speaking Schedule and Lab Roles Schedule (use document camera or computer projected) READ NAMES OUTLOUD of who is speaking and who has what lab role.  Have students check to make sure they do not have a lab role when they are scheduled to speak, and that they are not speaking two weeks in a row.

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATIONS: Student critiques go to students (for reflection paper)

-Have Master of Ceremonies write the speakers on the board, along with their reading choice, and choose first speaker from the “hat” or ask "Who would like to go first?".
-Go over the Master of Ceremonies tasks with them (make sure timer ready, introduce each speaker, facilitate questions at the end, have speaker
choose next person from hat or ask who would like to go next, 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 and knows what to do.

-Make sure the camera operators are ready.

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


Critique the Informational Presentations (TAs should sit apart from each other and use pencil).

Have the groups meet!  Before they leave each group should have:

  1. Exchanged Contact information: email, phone #s, location
  2. Decided on a controversial topic
  3. Decided who will be moderator, who will analyse and speak about which article
  4. Set dates for practicing

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


Collect name tents.


After lab:

-Erase any files from Camera

-Immediately Return Camera Pack to BH Library,  Have them RECHARGE the battery pack!

-Meet with lab partner and reach consensus on the grade for each dramatic reading. 

-Erase videos from your laptop when done with them - you can show questionable/great/bad ones to Dr. L.

-Record attendance (DATE of absences) and grades on excel template and save it in at least three different places.

-Email your students who will be giving a dramatic reading the following week  to remind them to be prepared.

-Update the Speaking Schedule  and Roles for the semester. 

-Read examples of Poor/Good/Excellent Reflection Papers, and Excellent Outside Speech Critique:  in a couple weeks we will be grading these.

Visit: Alex & Michele's lab (if informationals to finish), 254 Votey 2pm Wednesday March 12