The aim of outline practice is:
- Find something to listen to
- Find something to read
- Take notes on both
- Write a summary
- Present in pairs, groups, or to the class
- Write good discussion questions
- Lead a discussion
- Participate in a discussion
- Learn to use APA References
- Learn to summarise
Step 1: Listen, read and take notes
1A) Visit the TED website (link)
- Select a topic (e.g. Technology, Education)
- Select "6-12 mins" - no shorter.
- Look for an interesting title
- At the bottom of this page is a list of talks I use in class. Don't choose those.
1B) When you have chosen a talk
- Listen to 20 seconds, English only.
- Too difficult?
- Try English subtitles or transcript
- Try Japanese subtitles or transcript
- But try later ONE more time later in English
1C) Google the topic covered in the talk. Find one thing to READ
Anything related to topic OK!
- A news article
- A website
- Song lyrics
- Something that agrees or disagrees - both OK
- It doesn't have to be an exact match
- For example if talk is "problem caused for penguins in Galapagos by global warming", your reading could be about any combination of:
- a) The Galapagos
- b) OR penguins
- c) OR global warming
- Advanced option: Read find good sources
1D) Take notes on the TED Talk AND the article
- For now, just take rough notes any way you want.
- You'll need enough notes to talk for 3-5 minutes on your topic
- You'll need 9 ideas (steps, times, reasons, problems, solutions)
- If you don't have 3-5 minutes and 9 key ideas, read another article!
- Remember to keep the URL (http addresses) of the talk and article
- In step 2, you will learn how to Arrange and Present your notes
Step 2: Get your Presentation ready (9 slides minimum)
Find the template
- I will share "Template for Outline" on Google Classroom later
- Read the notes!
- Read the rubric
- Rename the file
- "Hiroko Sato - SSB - RR1"
- "Hiroki Sato - ECS - RR2"
- "Hiroki Sato - GCP - RR3"
- Change the Title, information
Give 3 keywords
- General background e.g. Global warming, Canada, Penguins
- Specific background e.g. Typhoons increasing, Toronto, Emperor penguins
- Importance background - optional - only if it is not clear why I should care about penguins
Slide 3/4/5) Type up your notes in correct format
- Use the template to get proper formatting
- No lonely bullet points!
- No strange font sizes or colours. Formatting has meaning!
- No sentences in notes.
- Notes are keywords.
- Sentences are only for Questions and Summary
- No copy pasting! recognise and avoid plagiarism
- Don't forget the APA citation
- NO penguins! Change the images.
- Images can just be for decoration, no APA citation necessary
- Charts and maps etc are better, but if you use one give the APA citation
Slide 6) Write a summary
- One summary sentence for the lecture
- One summary sentence for the reading
- Make the link between them CLEAR (support? disagree? disprove? add detail?)
- See write a summary sentence
- Don't forget to cite BOTH articles in the summary
Slide 6 CORRECTION! There is an error in the Summary slide I sent.
- "Response" should not be on summary slide
- Just TWO things on summary slide (one for lecture, one for reading)
- TWO keywords in summary slide
- TWO sentences in summary notes
- Ignore "write a response"
- Response should only be on "Learning Reflection" slide below
Slide 7) Learning Reflection
- What was easy? What was difficult? Move the green ticks.
- Write a personal response on THIS slide at bottom: (link)
Slide 8) Write three good discussion questions
Good discussion questions must start THREE DISCUSSIONS about the topic!
See ask good questions for example patterns
- No quiz questions - questions with a "right answer" do not start a good discussion.
- No overlapping questions e.g. "Do you like dogs / Do you want dogs / Do you have dogs"
- No questions with an obvious answer (e.g. "Have you ever been to Mongolia?")
- No questions that need research to answer e.g. "How can we reduce water pollution in Bangladesh?"
- Don't ask "Do you know TOPIC" (of course they do - you just explained it
- No lazy questions (questions which work for any topic). Be SPECIFIC
- e.g. this is banned: "What do you think about this topic?"
- e.g. this is banned: "What is your image of TOPIC"
- e.g. this is banned: "How do you feel about TOPIC"
- Instead, be specific - "Do you think TOPIC is SPECIFIC QUESTION"
Slide 9) Add APA citations
- See use APA format in the text
- TWO places for APA "In the text" citations:
- At the bottom of each slide. Make it clear which slides used which source
- In the summary in the speaker notes, after each sentence.
- ONE References section
- Consider trying Zotero
- Download here: (link)
- It makes mistakes - check it by hand for errors
- It words on Google Docs and Word, but not Slides. You'll need to copy-paste the references.
Step 3: Present (Zoom version)
Preparing before class
- Practice doing your presentation 3-4 times for fluency
- Use Zoom on laptop not ipad/phone if possible
- Use Chrome or Firefox, not Edge, and NEVER USE INTERNET EXPLORER FOR ANYTHING!
- Download slides so the presentation is smoother
- Google Sheets "File->Make Available Offline"
- OR if you are having problems with that, download as PowerPoint
- Decide whether or not to use notes. T
- Best option is not to need notes
- KNOW the topic very well
- use the slide KEYWORDS to remind you what is next
- notes just for numbers, names, other things it's hard to remember
- If you need longer notes
- BE CAREFUL. They will make eye contact and gestures more difficult
- "Presenter notes" in PowerPoint or Google Slides don't work on Zoom
- Make sure the text is big enough to read
- No floppy paper - A4 is too big. B5 notebook better
- Index cards work well: (link)
- Devices OK: Tablets good. Phones too small. Laptops usually too big.
- Before class, remember to SUBMIT your slides on Google Classroom.
Preparing in class
- Change your Zoom name to add your team A or B e.g. "Hiroko Sato (B)"
- Presenters, turn your video on so everyone can make eye contact
- At least one audience member turn on video too if possible
- Presenters - put your audience videos near your camera
- Use full screen (Play, CTRL- F11, look in view menu for "Full screen" or otherwise make the slide as big as possible)
Timing: 15 minutes per speaker
- 1 minute to setup
- 4-5 minutes presentation (link for options)
- Use short presentation "Style" (below)
- Pay attention to "Delivery" (below)
- Don't forget your summary
- 1-2 minute questions and feedback
- 5-6 minute discussion (if presentation short, discuss for longer)
- Presenter ask FIRST discussion question
- ANSWER the discussion question.
- ADD a detail (who what where why when)
- PASS the conversation to another group member ("How about you Daiki?")
- Audience silent? Presenter - get people talking ("How about you Daiki?")
Voice/Non Verbal Delivery - this will be graded
In Zoom presentations, no gestures
- Eye contact
- Speak at the camera, not your notes. Look down, read, look up and speak
- Put notes down in front of camera (e.g. on keyboard) not to the side.
- try to speak in phrases, fewer hesitations
- Interesting voice!
- Don't make a script and read it - makes your voice boring
Style for a short presentation
- Hello, my name is NAME.
- Today, I'm going to tell you about TOPIC.
- I will talk about these things (SHOWING YOUR BACKGROUND SLIDE)
- To begin with, SLIDE TITLE 1.
- Next, SLIDE TITLE 2.
- Finally, SLIDE TITLE 3.
- In summary, in this talk the speaker talked about X. However/For example the article Y
- Thank you for listening. Any questions?
Other options and in-class version here: give a clear presentation