Welcome to Vance's Group 49 Section 4 class
 Assessment Schedule for Fasttrack sections
 Week 7
 Interview assessment and Final Exam
 Wednesday Sept 13
 Period 6 FAW Final Exam preparation using John McWhorter TED Talk
 Period 1 FAW Final Exam preparation using EdPuzzle
 Tuesday September 12
 Periods 4 and 7  Interview assessments
 Monday September 11
 Periods 2 and 3  Final Interview preparation
 Week 6
 Wed August 30
 Period 2 Model Interview and questions about it in EdPuzzle
 Period 3 Work on your interview questions and practice with a partner
 Tuesday, August 29
 Mon August 28
 Period 2  Prepare interview topics and questions
 Sunday August 27
 Week 5
 Week 4
 Wednesday, Aug 16
 Lesson 41 Period 7 
 Lessons 39 and 40 Periods 4 and 5  Formal group presentations 25% of your final mark
 Tuesday, Aug 15
 Lesson 38 Period 4
 Monday, Aug 14
 Lessons 35, 36, and 37 Periods 1, 4, and 5
 Sunday, Aug 13
 Lessons 34 Period 2  Airdrop your draft keynote presentation to your teacher
 Week 3
 Thu, Aug 10
 Lesson 32 Period 3
 Wed, Aug 9
 Lesson 30 Period 4 Presentation assignment handed out
 Mon, Aug 7
 Lesson 28 Period 2 choose topics and get started on your presentations
 Sun, Aug 6
 Lesson 27 Period 3 Keynote and other presentation details
 Lesson 26 Period 2 (Sule)
 Week 2
 Thursday, Aug 3  Notetaking assessment in Period 3
 Lessons 24 and 25 Periods 3 and 6
 Wednesday, Aug 2
 Lesson 23 Per 3 Teach classmates  present from your notes
 Lesson 22 Per 1 Notetaking from a TED Talk video of your choice
 Tuesday, Aug 1
 Monday, July 31
 Lesson 19 Per 5 tried to get students to answer questions using notes
 Sunday, July 30
 Lesson 18 Period 6
 Lesson 17 Period 5 (Sule)
 Lesson 16 Period 3 Dianna Cohen TED Talk on Tough Truths about Plastic Pollution
 Thursday July 27
 Lesson 1415 (Sule)
 Wednesday July 26
 Lesson 13 (Sule)
 Lesson 12 Period 3  Notetaking Mind Mapping and Cornell Method
 Students produce their notes from the lecture on prosthetics in another method
 Lesson 11 Period 1 Note taking methods
 Students produce their notes from the lecture on prosthetics in outline format
 Tuesday July 25
 Lessons 9/10 Periods 2/5 Note taking on Four kinds of Prosthetics
 Lessons 7 and 8 (Sule)
 Monday July 24
 Lesson 6 Period 5 Complete assignments from previous classes
 Lesson 5 (Sule)
 Lesson 4 Period 1 Edpuzzle Video about the origins of camels
 Complete the 20 questions about the TED Talk by Latif Nasser
 Sunday July 23
 Lesson 3 Period 6  First day activity
 Lesson 2 (Sule)
 Lesson 1 Period 3
 Introduction to the course
 We watched a TED Talk by Latif Nasser
 How To Interview Someone  14 best practices

Assessment Schedule for Fasttrack sections
Assessment 
Weight in % 
Kind of assessment 
Outcomes 
Week (and after approximately which Lesson) 
INTERVIEW 
25% 
Listening / speaking / record keeping 
1,3,4,5,6 
W7 (after lesson 4447) 
FINAL ASSESSMENT (WRITTEN) 
30% 

16 
W8 (after lesson 5457) 
Assessments
completed


You have completed this much
of your semester grade so far (below)



TED TALK LISTENING TEST 
20% 
Listening
 hear a TedTalk lecture 4 to 6 min (twice)
Note taking
 answer multiple choice questions from the notes you took
audio summary
 complete summary paragraph with missing words, from your notes

1,2 
W2 (after lesson 2022) 
FORMAL GROUP PRESENTATION 
25% 
Mimic / Live speech / Seminar / Show & Tell 
1,3,4,5 
W4 Wed and Thu
(after lesson 3537)

Week 7
Interview assessment and Final Exam
Thu (4 class hours, 2 periods for Interviews 25% of final mark, Final Exam 2 periods 30% of final mark)
Wednesday Sept 13
Period 6 FAW Final Exam preparation using John McWhorter TED Talk
JOHN MCWHORTER listen and answer.docx
Listen to first 1 min 40 seconds of
https://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_4_reasons_to_learn_a_new_language/
and answer questions on first page
Then listen from 6 minutes onwards and answer the questions on the last page
The lesson goes like this
 Print page 1 on one page with the back side blank; print pages 2 and 3 back to back
 Give them page 1, and have students answer the questions on the first page
 Let them listen again if necessary, go over the answers, point them out in the transcript
 Then play the video from 6 minutes onwards
 Give them pages 2/3 and have them answer the questions on the last page
 If time, play it again, , go over the answers point them out in the transcript
 Proclaim them prepared for their test tomorrow
Period 1 FAW Final Exam preparation using EdPuzzle
Go to http://edpuzzle.com and JOIN this class vuizope
Some students asked me to review the Katie Couric on How to conduct a good interview
interview in EdPuzzle, https://edpuzzle.com/media/59a5274bc401d5210074b81f
I also added two other videos where students could listen and answer M/C questions
Tuesday September 12
Periods 4 and 7  Interview assessments
Monday September 11
Periods 2 and 3  Final Interview preparation
Three documents given
Here are revised instructions
49 LSC 1503 interview instructions for students revised Sept 11.docx
Here is the marking rubric
SYSTEMWIDE_LSC 1503 FINAL Interview MarkingCriteria reformated yellow.docx
By the end of today give me these forms
49 LSC 1503 interview questions FINAL.docx
Sun  no class
Eid Al Adha vacation
Week 6
Thu no classes
Wed August 30
Period 2 Model Interview and questions about it in EdPuzzle
Listen to this interview, Katie Couric on how to conduct a good interview
https://youtu.be/4eOynrI2eTM
In case you haven't already ...
Go to http://edpuzzle.com and JOIN this class vuizope
In your class play the file Katie Couric on How to conduct a good interview due date Aug 30
Answer the questions about this interview in EdPuzzle
https://edpuzzle.com/media/59a5274bc401d5210074b81f
Period 3 Work on your interview questions and practice with a partner
Work with these guidelines, 49 LSC 1503 interview questions.docx
And practice with your partner using what you wrote on this worksheet
49 LSC 1503 interview questions with yesno.docx
Turn your guidelines in to your teacher at the end of the period
Tuesday, August 29
Period 4  STRUCTURE or organize your interview
Watch this video, Journalism: How to Lead an Interview
https://youtu.be/WEdbKoY4wVs
Get your questions in the right order
It's best to avoid YES or NO question unless you plan how to respond to them
Use this worksheet to do that ...
49 LSC 1503 interview questions with yesno.docx
Here is the RUBRIC showing how your interviews will be marked
SYSTEMWIDE_LSC 1503 FINAL Interview MarkingCriteria reformated.docx
Mon August 28
Period 2  Prepare interview topics and questions
We watched this video to see How To Interview Someone  14 best practices
https://youtu.be/SK6Q4YXZJEc
(Some of) the students filled in their topics and questions using the 14 guidelines on the reverse side
49 LSC 1503 interview questions.docx
Sunday August 27
Periods 5 and 7 Give our grades to students and introduce Interview task
The students got this handout with instructions
49 LSC 1503 interview instructions for students.docx
Week 5
Students away on exercises
Week 4
Wednesday, Aug 16
Lesson 41 Period 7 
Lessons 39 and 40 Periods 4 and 5  Formal group presentations 25% of your final mark
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dSJPwZoz_Pi_5Cfa4ILnTtR7sIbHp_Ib3ULmw1_Gtdo/edit?usp=sharing
Tuesday, Aug 15
Lesson 38 Period 4
Last chance for students to work on presentations before giving them in class Wednesday
These two documents have been revised for clarity and handed out to students
SYSTEMWIDE  Presentation Rubricsule.docx
49 LSC 1503 presentation instructions for students.docx
Monday, Aug 14
Lessons 35, 36, and 37 Periods 1, 4, and 5
Students airdropped their slide presentations to the teacher
Teacher corrected them and got students to revise their work, airdrop it again
Sunday, Aug 13
Lessons 34 Period 2  Airdrop your draft keynote presentation to your teacher
Handout: LSC 1503presentation_airdrop.docx
The purpose of this is so I can help you get it exactly correct
You can get a good mark if you
 follow the teacher's advice
 study the model presentation
 study the rubric SYSTEMWIDE  Presentation Rubric.docx and avoid mistakes
 PRACTICE your presentation in remaining classes Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
 use the 6x6 rule
 no more than 6 bullet points per slide
 no more than 6 words per bullet
Airdrop your draft keynote presentation to your teacher
Please include
 your three references, with links, on the last slide
 the information you took from this reference indicated on one of the slides, as shown in the model presentation
Presentation assessments will be on
Wednesday, periods 4 and 5
There will be two teachers present, who will assign your mark, so please prepare carefully
Week 3
Thu, Aug 10
Lesson 33 Period 4, Sule
Lesson 32 Period 3
Find 3 references and put them in your slide
We will use this rubric to evaluate your presentation:
Wed, Aug 9
Lesson 31 Period 5, Sule
Lesson 30 Period 4 Presentation assignment handed out
49 LSC 1503 presentation instructions for students.docx
Show model from Google Docs
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1I3i31LKWdNo8ZRVMJvS9JkDzClT3gh2JyKtMMThsoG0/edit?usp=sharing
 Students encouraged to USE Google Docs
 Continue to form teams, record and narrow topics
Tue, Aug 8
No English classes
Mon, Aug 7
Lesson 29 Period 4, Sule
Sule will bring you the paper version of the official presentation assignment
Lesson 28 Period 2 choose topics and get started on your presentations
Teachers are about to agree on this, but
Click here for the working, not yet official, version of your presentation task
Your topic and focus (how you narrow down that topic) must be different from any other group in 49 cohort
Click here to see what topics others have chosen
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iq7w9DbXF5KCWJl1OaBPSqGXSL96_2kPKGD_Zz3fhg/edit?usp=sharing
Sun, Aug 6
Lesson 27 Period 3 Keynote and other presentation details
Keynote is free
http://www.macworld.co.uk/howto/iosapps/howgetpagesnumberskeynoteimoviegaragebandonipadoriphoneforfree3640824/
Learn to use Keynote
Lesson 26 Period 2 (Sule)
Week 2
Thursday, Aug 3  Notetaking assessment in Period 3
Lessons 24 and 25 Periods 3 and 6
Wednesday, Aug 2
Lesson 23 Per 3 Teach classmates  present from your notes
When you have taken notes on your video, tell the class what it is about, speaking from your notes
Your teacher will give feedback on this Presentation Rubric.pdf (need to change to the correct one)
Your grade will be given on THUMBS UP and THUMBS DOWN from your classmates.
So pay attention and prepare to vote at the end of each presentation.
Lesson 22 Per 1 Notetaking from a TED Talk video of your choice
Do the note taking exercise here
https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_6284565_1&course_id=_86462_1
Now that you have watched video examples of TED talks, it's your turn to find a talk from the TED site that interests you. Here is the link: http://www.ted.com/talks
 You can work in groups of 2 or 3
 Pick a video from https://www.ted.com/topics
 Make sure the talk you pick is not too long (510 minutes long should be good enough).
 You will need to get your teacher to approve the TED talk you picked.
 Next, you will listen to the talk using your headsets as many times as you wish and write notes to summarize the key points.
 Give your notes to your teacher. Here is the marking rubric: TED Notetaking Rubric.docx
Tuesday, Aug 1
Lesson 2021 Periods 6 and 7  Notetaking test preparation with video on How to take great notes
Watch this video on How to Take Great Notes
The video is here in Bb Learn
https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_6284573_1&course_id=_86462_1
and here on YouTube
https://youtu.be/UAhRf3U50lM
and HERE on EdPuzzle:
https://edpuzzle.com/media/59814a6e08c84a3df7efe4b0
First listen, take notes on a blank sheet of paper
Second listen, improve your notes on the blank sheet of paper
or take notes on a sheet of paper with question listed
Notetaking notes sheet.docx
Here is a sample of teacher written notes:
notetaking_written_notes.pdf
From your notes, or your teacher's, complete the worksheet your teacher gives you
and answer the questions similar to those you will have on the test
Notetaking worksheet.docx
Monday, July 31
Lesson 19 Per 5 tried to get students to answer questions using notes
Tried playing the TED Talk again but students not listening
https://www.ted.com/talks/dianna_cohen_tough_truths_about_plastic_pollution
I had prepared a notes guideline for them, only a couple filled in anything
Tough Truths about Plastic cornell chart.docx
Finally gave them the questions (I had given them out the day before as well)
https://academicenglishuk.com/wpcontent/uploads/2017/04/AEplasticpollutionTFNG.pdf
and had them get the answers from the transcript of the lecture
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1veaVF5__SgnBy_DlzCf46SSLy6Nyt77uHviqgM671w/edit?usp=sharing
a few students engaged with the text, others copied answers
Sunday, July 30
Lesson 18 Period 6
Lesson 17 Period 5 (Sule)
Lesson 16 Period 3 Dianna Cohen TED Talk on Tough Truths about Plastic Pollution
https://www.ted.com/talks/dianna_cohen_tough_truths_about_plastic_pollution
Look at the vocabulary on the handout your teacher gives you and find the words in the transcript at the link above or here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1veaVF5__SgnBy_DlzCf46SSLy6Nyt77uHviqgM671w/edit?usp=sharing
At any time students can find a lecture that interests them at https://www.ted.com/
Under DISCOVER you can explore this list by topic; https://www.ted.com/topics
for example FLIGHT
https://www.ted.com/topics/flight
Thursday July 27
Lesson 1415 (Sule)
Wednesday July 26
Lesson 13 (Sule)
Lesson 12 Period 3  Notetaking Mind Mapping and Cornell Method
Students produce their notes from the lecture on prosthetics in another method
Lesson 11 Period 1 Note taking methods
There are three ways we encourage students to take notes
Today the teacher demonstrates one technique using the lecture on prosthetics we looked at yesterday
Students produce their notes from the lecture on prosthetics in outline format
Tuesday July 25
Lessons 9/10 Periods 2/5 Note taking on Four kinds of Prosthetics
What will humans look like in 100 years
https://www.ted.com/talks/juan_enriquez_what_will_humans_look_like_in_100_years
Outlined in Google Docs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TgMGr955uJ6GmCQkjNsBCRQRLTBB_poSY_MzVmfTkUY/edit?usp=sharing
The EdPuzzle video ends at 04:14 with
"Yogi Berra used to say, of course, that it's very tough to make predictions, especially about the future."
Here are some more quotes from American baseball great, Yogi Berra
Lessons 7 and 8 (Sule)
Monday July 24
Lesson 6 Period 5 Complete assignments from previous classes
Complete EdPuzzle assignment
Return interview assignment from yesterday
Complete anything Sule assigned to you
Lesson 5 (Sule)
Lesson 4 Period 1 Edpuzzle Video about the origins of camels
Go to http://edpuzzle.com and JOIN this class vuizope
Complete the 20 questions about the TED Talk by Latif Nasser
We watched the video in class at 3rd period yesterday
You have no idea where camels really come from
https://youtu.be/c9V6OKlY80k
Sunday July 23
Lesson 3 Period 6  First day activity
friend_interview_worksheet.pdf
Each student tells the class one by one
 Name
 Age
 Where you are from
 Your hobbies
 Why you want to be a pilot
Now work with a partner.
Your partner is the interviewer. You are being interviewed.
Tell your partner the same thing.
The partner writes your information on a sheet of paper.
Instructions:
 Write in complete sentences
 The partner puts HIS name on the paper
 Do NOT write the name of the student being interviewed
 Hand the paper in to the teacher when done
In a later class the teacher tries to return each paper to the student who was interviewed
Lesson 2 (Sule)
Lesson 1 Period 3
Introduction to the course
We reviewed the Common Course Outline for LSC 1503
Academic Spoken Communication
lsc1503curricinet.pdf
We watched a TED Talk by Latif Nasser
You have no idea where camels really come from
https://youtu.be/c9V6OKlY80k
We stopped at 6 min into 12:30 of the video
How To Interview Someone  14 best practices
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