Monday, 11/3/14

Let’s talk about TED!

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Today you will:

  1. Get back your SAT Vocabulary Word #2 Quizzes (Erick, Jailene, Bryan, Jonathan and Jailene: you still need to take this.)
  2. Read about the background, format, and rules of TED Talks
  3. Watch a TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson called “We Need to Talk About An Injustice”
  4. Follow along with the TED Talk using a printed out transcript and highlight meaningful parts
  5. Respond to questions about the TED Talk, including comparisons between this format and the stand-up comedy formats we encountered during our last unit
  6. Complete the SAT Vocabulary Word #3 Planning Sheet
  7. View a tutorial about Animoto, the tool we will be using on Wednesday to create short videos for your words

TED Talks:

Use the handout to read about TED Talk history, format and “commandments.”

Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talk, “We Need to Talk About An Injustice”:

Transcript:

Use the printed out transcript to follow along with the TED Talk and highlight meaningful parts.  Be prepared to share 1-2 highlighted parts with the class.

Respond:

On the handout provided, respond in writing to the following questions:

  • What part of this TED Talk most resonated with you and why?
  • What makes for an engaging, interesting speech?
  • How can technology enhance a presentation?
  • How is this format different from the stand-up comedy formats we encountered during our last unit?  How is each effective differently?

SAT Vocabulary Word #3:

Your week 3 words are:

  • Kendra and Gilian: perfidious 
  • Christian and Bryan: integrity
  • Alex and Briana: procrastinate
  • Jailene and Claudia: longevity
  • Adrian and Jason: submissive
  • Erick and Gualter: diligent
  • Yunior and Kris: resilient
  • Natalia and Ashlei: querulous
  • Johnny and Jose: deleterious
  • Maria and Lizmarie: empathy
  • Diamond and Jonathan: arid
  • Romy and Jaaron: surreptitious

With your partner, complete the SAT Vocabulary Word Planning Sheet in preparation for creating a video on Wednesday.

Animoto:

Check out the tool we’ll be using to make the videos:

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