at Wolf Swamp Road School
Where Students Make A Difference!
To take one great idea, shape it, and then present it. You may learn that you are a problem solver, a critical thinker, or an innovator. You may find that you can make the world a better place.
Our Theme - Truth or Dare
We will overturn stones and reveal hard truths about all our world issues and dare us all to get more involved!
We will take risks to transform into the speaker we all want to be. To do that, we have to trust one another, not laugh at the wrong things, but instead support each other. It’s okay to make someone laugh on purpose, to cry, to express ourselves…because one way to be a good speaker is to be yourself.
WHAT’S COMING UP
Nov. 7th - First Meeting
Jan. 28th (cancelled)
Apr. 3 (cancelled)
What makes your heart beat faster? What gives you a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement? What are some things that inspire you?
Always be yourself. Everyone is already taken. - Unknown
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful
All you can do is your best-unknown
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
It always seems impossible until its done.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”-Dr. Suess
“Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller
Peace is like a cake. Not everybody gets a piece but they all know what it tastes like.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Logic gets you from A to B, but imagination gets you everywhere. - Albert Einstein
"The quietest people have the loudest minds." -Unknown
What makes a great idea....GREAT!
What are the qualities of good ideas? What is an idea "worth spreading"?
Brainstorm and choose your idea!
Start with a blank piece of paper, give your brain some creative time and inspiration, let it run wild and find your best idea!
How to stop air pollution
A card to help purchase items for a charity
Rescue and adopt dogs!
of Youth Sports
Oil spill clean-up
How Peer Pressure affects kids
Devices to find lost items
Save the trees
Persuading people to adopt animals
Cutting trees down could harm the environment
Stop Drug Addiction
Video games help kids
Cars that don't overheat
A toilet on wheels
Ways to clean up oil spills
Life we don't know about
Electric Shopping Carts
Smoking is bad for your health
Identify, frame and outline your idea!
Who is your audience?
Keep it simple. What is the message you are trying to share?
Emphasize connection over content. Build your speech from an emotional place.
Use humor, a powerpoint, visuals.
What are your key points? Stick to them.
Practice, practice, practice
Master the Story Arc: beginning, middle and end
Great TED Talks tend to capture an audience’s attention immediately. They quickly build on that initial momentum, and provide creative insights and thoughts that reward an audience’s attention. Then, before the talk starts to feel too long, they wrap up with a meaningful conclusion.
We will discuss:
1.What is a story arc?
2. What makes for a strong introduction to a talk?
3. How do you keep the audience’s attention in the middle?
4. What makes for a strong conclusion to a talk?
Practice your introduction and be filmed!!
Exploration #6 and #7 - Visualize your idea
We will create effective, memorable visuals that will make your TED-Ed talk
come alive for your listeners!
You can use:
PowerPoint - 3 or more slides
Poster Boards - Pen and Paper
Photos - Camera
Exploration #8 -Practice, Practice, Practice!
Start rehearsing your talk!
Use your notes only
Try not to say "um"
Use your hands expressively
Try not to swing your body from side to side
Engage your audience..look at them!
End your talk with your dare in a positive way
Revise any part that does not flow
Speak with confidence
Visit the video page to see our first rehearsal without computers
Exploration #9 - #13 Light..Camera..Sound
#9 Practice your speeches and ensure that all the visuals are ready. Try out camera, lights and sound.
#10 - Dress Rehearsals - Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
#11 Capture your ideas. Practice filming using visuals and speaking in public
#12 Watch your videos and add final touches. Have a PARTY!! Watch Bloopers!
#13 Upload and nominate the best videos to the TED Ed website
62 Wolf Swamp Rd
Longmeadow, Hampden County 01106