Friday, August 30, 2013

9-3-2013 PS Happenings--Introduction & Welcome

  • Welcome & Attendance
  • Course Goals--Best Elective Ever
    • Fun, Meaningful Activities--NOT Busy Work--Reasonable Work Expectations
    • Clear Expectations & Plans (Daily & Long Term)
    • Witness Growth, Development, and Confidence in Speaking Situations
  • YAWP!
    • Create Speech Groups
      • Introduce yourself to your speech group
        • Name, Grade, Elementary School
    • YAWP! from Dead Poets' Society
      • View video clip and discuss
        • Watch the following Dead Poets' Society video clip of Todd presenting a poem in Mr. Keating's (Robin Williams) class: As you think about the video clip we watched in class, discuss the following questions:
          • What thoughts/feelings do you have about Public Speaking that may be similar to Todd?
          • What thoughts/feelings might be different? Explain.
          • What is one thing you can take away from this clip that could help you in Public Speaking? Explain.
  • Moodle Intro & Registration
    • Enroll in Moodle
  • Blogger Introduction
    • Set as a favorite on your home computer and mobile devices.
  • Mr. Buckley's Special Object
  • Student Information Sheet
  • Name Game
HOMEWORK (OFFICIAL at 3:10 P.M. Each Day)
  • Enroll in Mr. Buckley's Moodle class. (Due Wednesday)
  • Set as a favorite on your home computer and mobile devices.(Due Wednesday)
  • Special Object Speech--Bring in an object (or picture) that has special meaning to you and/or represents you in some way. (Due Wednesday)
    • Follow these guidelines for this speech:
      • Make sure to bring an object or picture of the object.
      • Speak for at least 1 minute.
      • Write your outline on a note card.
    • Organization
      • Introduce the object.
      • Explain the object in detail. Share the situation of that particular object.
      • Explain the significance/meaning/connection that you have to this object. What makes it special and/or important?
      • Conclude with a brief summary of your speech and a sentence that gives a sense of finality to your speech.
    • Grading
      • 5 Points--You must bring in an object or picture of your object.
      • 5 Points--Your speech lasts 1 minute or longer.
      • 5 Points--You must bring in an outline.
  • Fill out and return the Student Information Sheet. (Due Wednesday)
  • Bring note cards, hand sanitizer, or Kleenex and one of the following items to leave in the classroom for community  consumption: glue sticks, pens, pencils, highlighters, or dry erase markers. (Due Thursday) 
UPCOMING (Subject to Adjustments)
  • Wednesday--Special Object Speeches
  • Thursday--Begin Colors Speech Activities
  • Friday--Attention Getters, Colors Speech Evidence Sheet,
  • Monday--Colors Speech Assignment, Outline Writing, Sample Colors Speech
  • Tuesday--Delivery & Note Cards, Colors Speech Rubric Review, Peer Presentations
  • Wednesday--Colors Speech Presentations
  • Thursday--Colors Speech Presentations
  • Friday--Colors Speech Presentations

Welcome to Public Speaking!

Welcome to Public Speaking! My name is Mr. Buckley and I'm really looking forward to this class! Public Speaking will give you the opportunity to distinguish yourself from others by gaining experience communicating in many different situations. I'm also excited to teach important communication theory and skills through the use of real-life activities and technology. My goal is for this to be one of the best electives you ever take at Edina High School while gaining valuable communication knowledge, skills, and experience!