Please find and read a news or opinion article on High Expectations for Teens
Post a reply below with the following information:
You will need to then respond to two students about their article (agree/disagree) and make sure they haven't read the same article as you.
You are currently working on PowerPoint and learning how to make them effective is as important as being able to use the program to successfully make them.
To help you get started on thinking and preparing the best presentation open and view 3 of the following presentations:
Tips for Effective Presentations
Breaking a Presentation Rules
Extreme Presentation Makeover
Don't be a PowerPoint Felon
Ideas on How to Create a Powerful Presentation
How to make effective presentations
Effective Communication with PowerPoint
How to Visual Effects of PowerPoint
Dodging Bullets in Presentations
You suck at PowerPoint
After watching the slideshows respond to the following questions:
1. The three slides show names that I watched were:
2. In the slide shows the elements that I would like to use in my own presentations are:
3. Name three things that you learned from these PowerPoint’s and why you will use those things to create the best PowerPoint presentation.
For responding to (two) other students:
(1) watch one of their slideshows (must be different then what you picked in your post) (2) respond to the above three questions in regards to the PowerPoint that you watched (3) provide the student you are responding to advice on how to make their PowerPoint about Me the best.
Computer Science for All!!!
Watch the Weekly Address by President Obama and then complete the Discussion Question that follows:
Preconceived ideas about computer science may discourage students, especially women and minorities, from pursuing study in the field. Many of these common, but negative stereotypes are misconceptions. (Glenn D. Blank, Sally Hiestand and Fang Wei, http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~cimel/papers/sigcse04.pdf)
Using the Internet locate five misconceptions about Computer Science, and then tell us why these aren't true. What ways can teachers and students help people understand CS and get over the misconceptions? Locate five things you can learn from Computer Science that will help you in other classes and your future professions. From these 5 things - which do you think is the most important and why? Then locate 1-2 ways a school can incorporate Computer Science into the curriculum. What ways do you think the staff at PSD can incorporate CS into our classes? From President Obama's weekly address what is one thing you learned, one thing you already knew, and one thing you found shocking and why?
Answer all questions is a paragraph format. Remember you are being graded on your writing skills along with your ability to complete the assignment.
If you are taking any part of work from the Internet you MUST site the source (like I did in paragraph 2.) You can read the material from a website and then put that information into your own words, but you CANNOT use the same wording as the website without including the reference for the author and the website. Any citations will not be counted in your word count.
When you are done - read responses from other students and comment on their misconceptions and which of their 5 you find most important and why. Also comment on their 5 things taught and what you find most important and why. Reminder you are to post to 2 students and you must have 50+ words - again be sure to proofread!!!
Mrs. Miller will use the blog to help students ask questions, remember what we did in class and just a place to discuss class topics.