CALS 183 Lab Meeting 2 notes Wednesday 27 Jan 2016

Prepare for Dramatic Reading labs Monday Feb 1-5.

How's everything going?   Questions? 




Tell student the Dramatic Reading and Informational Presentation Schedule is on the Syllabus "Speech date and lab roles" link on Syllabus.

Check you blackboard: Can you see your lab?  Email students

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 if roster is different for the semester: generally 10 speakers per lab and upload to your public_html (or google docs shared).

-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 - Your Lab only!) who will be giving a dramatic reading the week of Feb 1-5 and remind them to be prepared.

Bring to lab:

-Your laptop!

-Cameras from BH-Library Media center.  Go 15 min. 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

-Dramatic Reading 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

-Speech Dates and Lab Roles schedule with who is doing what when (view or 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.


The Lab itself:


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


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.


Hand out 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”.  Master of Ceremonies should STAND UP IN THE FRONT OF THE ROOM to introduce and after speaker is finished STAND UP IN THE FRONT and prompt for questions (follow the sheet).

-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: FOR DRAMATIC READINGS CRITIQUES GO TO TAs.

-Make sure the camera operators are ready.

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


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


Try out the Flip Cameras:  Instructions

When first speaker is finished, first camera goes to LA/TA with laptop.  TA transfers and names the file (JaneSmith14FebDramaticReading) from the camera to the laptop.  Copy the file from the laptop to the students' flash drive, safely eject the flash drive and give it to the student. Using the computer - 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. 


Collect name tents.


After lab:

-Erase any files from Camera (use computer)

-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/poor 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 (10 students per lab) to remind them to be prepared.

-Update the Speaking Schedule for the semester: 10 speakers per lab.  Upload the file to your public_html or Googledocs with same filename, overwrite old version. 

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

"Tsunami" presentation

"Best Way to Eat" presentation

TRY OUT THE CAMERAS - take a short video, copy to laptop, copy to flash drive.

Mon 1 Feb L01 2:20-4:20 Hills 228 Jocelyn, Esther, Carly