CALS 001&183 Lab 4 notes Thursday 18 September, 2014

Prepare for Informational Presentation labs Monday Sept 22 - Friday Sept 26.

How's everything going?   Questions? 



For Informational Presentations: Student Critiques go to The Student Presenter
For Dramatic Readings: Student Critiques go to the TAs.

Reflection Folders: Due at the beginning of lab the week after a presentation.  If late -10% the first week, -20% the next week, No credit after.

Coming up: Group Presentations:
Please form groups of four students (three or five is OK too).  Balance the speaking strength and gender ratios of the group.
All Group Presentations should take one lab (15 minutes each).  Please update the speaking schedules.
Next week we will go over the group presentation and grading in detail.


BEFORE your next LAB:

-Update the Speaking and Lab Roles Schedules for the semester if necessary.

-Use SAME FILENAME when updating the speaking and lab roles schedule - over write the old files.

-Use Grading Templates from syllabi - use whole numbers.

-Email your students (Blackboard) who will be giving a dramatic reading the week of Sept 22-26 and remind them to be prepared.

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

-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 (ex. CALS 183 L01) and the lab they are in now (CALS 183 L02) to do the switch.


Bring to lab:

-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.

-Informational Presentation Critique Sheets, (Dramatic Reading Critique Sheets) and pencil with eraser

-Name Tents

-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)

-Facsimile of the "Reflection Paper Folder"

-Graded Dramatic Readings

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


The Lab itself:


Pass out Name Tents

Return Graded Dramatic Readings

Display and go over Speaking Schedule and Lab Roles Schedule. 

Pass around the reflection paper folder.


Hand out Student Critique templates.  Students don’t write on these, they use them as templates for the sheets they write on.

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

-Have Master of Ceremonies choose first speaker from the “hat” or ask "Who would like to go first?".

-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.


Finish Critiquing any dramatic readings.

Critique Informational Presentations.


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.

Critque "Can you see me now?"

Critique "Gramar: The Dark Side of the Subjunctive."