Each of the lessons (there will be one a week) should take you 3-4 hours to complete. I am always available via email or TEAMs. Take your time, and work in chunks. All the software you will need is in Office365. We will not be using the vLE like some of your course may be delivered in.
Don't forget to keep up on your typing skills!! Good form. Remember to return your fingers to the home row (Typing.com button is on the right hand side of the lesson plan under weblinks). You should still do this 10 minutes a day.
We are going to be building a presentation about Technology in Society (a list of topic selections is the handout below). If you haven't done so, please complete the lesson on the Introduction to Presentation Software from March 12th (should be two entries below this one). You can use any presentation software that you like (Prezi, Keynote, Google Slides, PowerPoint), and if you are working off your phone there is a PowerPoint app and a Google Slides app that work well.
If you want extra credit (bonus marks), you can film yourself on your phone and post it to your assignment folder (only for me to see). But this is NOT NECESSARY. All I need is the PowerPoint/Prezi link/Google Slide link/etc).
Your order of events:
1) Reread this lesson and make sure you have completed the March 12th introduction lesson.
2) Pick a topic from this handout. The handout also contains the checklist/rubric for the assignment. Read it over. Read it over again. USE YOUR CHECKLIST to keep you on track.
3) Email me the topic that you are going to work on. You will be working on this by yourself. No partners for this one :)
4) Make sure you keep track of your resources as you go through your research. Try to STAY OFF OF WIKIPEDIA (too simple). It's a good place to get a basic understanding, but use the Google skills you were taught in class to find excellent, relevant and detailed information. Redshelf has made ALL of their research books available to students during the Pandemic, use them!
5) Your sources will need to be in proper MLA format and have their own slide at the end. You can use EasyBib to help you format your citations (entries).
6) Keep track of the peer evaluation rubrics/checklists, as you will be given two presentations to evaluate :) Yes, this counts for marks (yours...as this will demonstrate IF YOU know what makes up a good presentation).
7) Not that you have to actually present this information "live", you should see what a good presentation looks like (watch the video below). Pay particular attention to how Steve Jobs uses his slides to HELP explain his work.
8) Remember. Use lots of visuals. Try to avoid making a POWER PARAGRAPH (it is POWER POINT..so get to the POINT!).
9) Remember: Email me your topic BEFORE you start!