CALS 001&183 Lab 4 outline Thursday 16 September, 2010, 5:30-6:45pm 010 Morrill

For Dramatic Readings Labs Monday Sept 20 - Friday Sept 24.

How's everything going?   How were labs?   Enough Chairs?  Cameras work?   Questions? 




BEFORE your next LAB:

-Get updated list of your students and lab materials (name tents pens, handouts) from Dr. L

-Update the Speaking and Lab Roles Schedules for the semester: generally 8-9 speakers max per lab and Post on web.

-Use Grading Templates:
-Update the names on the grading template if roster is different (rosters should have no more adds, just drops from here on out). 

-Email your students (001 use Blackboard) who will be giving a dramatic reading the week of Sept 20-24 and remind them to be prepared.

-001 TAs Check your lab Forum discussions on Blackboard.  Answer students so they know you are reading their entries.

-001 TAs Let Dr. L know if students can't log into Blackboard, or if they are in the wrong lab discussion section.  Dr. L needs to know the lab they were in (L01) and the lab they are in now (L02) to do the switch.


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.

-Four extra AA batteries as backup for the cameras.

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

-Dramatic Reading 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
-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.  You may have to install the FlipShare software from the camera to your laptop (2mins). 


The Lab itself:


Hand out Student Name Tents, make new ones if necessary.


Return Graded Dramatic Readings with student comments/critiques.


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


Ask if anyone needs Student Critique templates.  Students don’t write on these, they use them as templates for the sheets they write on.


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

            their reading choice, and choose first speaker from the “hat”.

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.  After presentations give critiques to TAs.

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


Critique the dramatic readings (TAs should sit apart from each other and use pencil).


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 spoke they will get their grade and the critiques from their peers, next week.


Collect name tents.


After lab:

-Erase any files from Camera

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

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

-Upload the presentations from the lab that day from the laptop to zoo:



Map a drive to the shares using instructions here:

-Erase videos from your laptop

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

-Email via Blackboard your students who will be giving a dramatic reading the following week (8-9 students per lab) to remind them to be prepared.

-Update the Speaking and Role Schedules on the web: 8-9 speakers max per lab.  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 couple weeks we will be grading students' papers.

-Have Fun!


Sexual Harassment Certification.  Please complete, sign, photocopy and deliver to Elisa Ziglar's Morrill Hall Mailbox (second floor, mailboxes are just north of the stairwell).


-Preview of next week: Informational Presentation Critiques, Reflection papers and folders, in syllabus #12 link: