Monday, April 29, 2013

Public Speaking Etiquette

Now that you are finished with your autobiographical Google Slides presentation, you will share it with the entire class. Don't be nervous! Everyone will be presenting, so you will all be "in the same boat." Everyone will present from the front of the classroom and will share two slides with the class.

Today you will learn about proper presentation etiquette. Etiquette simply means how we are supposed to act in different situations. When a person is presenting to the class, proper etiquette requires:
  • Listen, do not talk while the speaker is speaking.
  • Save questions for the end of the presentation.
  • Look interested!
  • Give positive feedback.
When we make people feel comfortable while presenting to the class, they will make us feel comfortable when must present to the class.


Super Cool Science Experiment

Many of you are working on science fair projects for your science class. Sometimes it is hard to come up with an original idea. Two Canadian students came up with a great topic for a science fair project in space, so they asked the Canadian Space Agency to test it on the International Space Station!

How to Use a Washcloth in Space

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spurgeon Technology Students Honored by SAUSD School Board

Tonight, Ms. Kline's amazing advanced technology students were honored at the SAUSD board meeting by Dr. T and the board!

Kevin Huynh has now reached 119 WPM in keyboarding, and he was invited to demonstrate his keyboarding skill in front of the entire board meeting. I think everyone was nervous for Kevin!

Lixi Nava, Eric Morales, Carlos Gonzalez, and Eduardo Garcia presented a video about Spurgeon's amazing teachers that they and the rest of the advanced technology students produced called "Meet Spurgeon's Teachers."

It was such an exciting evening, and the students' families seemed to enjoy it most of all!

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Let's Create a Presentation with Google Slides

This week you will create an autobiographical presentation to share with the class! 

  • Your Autobiography
Number of Slides:
  • 10 slides =  5
  • 8 slides   =  4
  • 6 slides   =  3
Slide Format Requirements:
  • Each slide a title must have a title.
  • Each slide must have an image. Each image must be related to the content on that slide.
  • Use a "bulleted list" or a paragraph to display information.
  • You may change the font, color, and type of your text.
  • You may add a background theme.
  • You must add a transition to each slide.
  • You must animate at least one object in your slide stack.
  • This is a Zero Errors project. That means that you will check for all spelling and grammatical errors in your presentation before sharing with others.
Slide Information:
  • Slide 1: Introduction
    • Write "My Autobiography" in the title box
    • Write your name in the subtitle box
  • Slide 2: Background Information:
    • When were you born?
    • Where were you born?
    • Where did you grow up?
    • Where did you attend elementary school?
    • What school do you attend now?
    • What grade are you in now?
  • Slide 3: Family Information:
    • Who are the members of your family?
    • Where do they attend school?
    • What are their occupations (what do they do)?
  • Slide 4: What are your favorite activities?
    • Describe what activities you like to do and why.
  • Slide 5: What is your favorite food?
    • Describe what you like to eat.
  • Slide 6: Where do you want to travel?
    • Describe the place.
    • Explain why you want to go to this place?
  • Slide 7: What are some of your successes at Spurgeon?
    • Describe them.
    • Explain why you were successful.
  • Slide 8: Where do you want to go to high school?
    • Describe the school.
    • Explain why you want to attend this school.
    • Explain what you would like to study.
  • Slide 9: Where do you want to go to college?
    • Describe the school.
    • Explain why you want to attend this college.
    • Explain what you would like to study.
  • Slide 10: What do you want to do for a career?
    • Describe your future career.
    • Explain why you think this career will be interesting.
How to Create a Presentation with Google Slides
  1. Log in to your Google Apps account.
  2. Click create a "New Presentation"
  3. Click "Cancel" to NOT choose a theme (you may add it later).
  4. You are able to type in the text boxes by clicking inside the box.
  5. You are able to change the font, size, style, and color of the text in a text box.
  6. Everything on a slide is an "object" that can be resized or rotated or moved by clicking on the object.
    1. Grab the object by clicking on a side of the object (to get the criss-cross symbol).
    2. Rotate an object by turning the blue circle at the top of the box.
    3. Resize an object by clicking on a corner.
  7. Click the red "+" sign to add a new slide.
  8. Click "Tools + Research" to search for images on the web. Drag them into your document.
  9. Click "Insert + Image + Upload" to add an image from your computer.
  10. To animate an object or to add transitions between slides, hold down the "control" key, click on an object in your slide, and select "animate". The animate pane will appear on the right side of your slide and you will be able to add slide transitions or animate an object.

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