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

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