This week we will turn in (upload) our final projects and give 1-2 minute presentations on them in class. The presentation should be quick. Think of it as presenting the OVERVIEW (“topic”), the ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDING (What you want to teach), and the ACTIVITIES (how you will teach it). As I discussed in class, you MUST be present when your name is called to present. Please be in class promptly at 9:35AM.
HOW TO TURN IN YOUR FINAL PROJECT
The final part of your “Teaching the Freedom Struggle Project” is due May 5th by 8:00PM. (As I mentioned in class, as long as you get it to me before Monday, May 6th at 8:ooAM I won’t mark you down as late.) Since our project is meant to be shared widely with the world around us it is important for you to turn it in electronically, in a format ready to go live on our website.
You should have already become a “Contributor” to our blog. In the same way you uploaded a short biography of yourself at the start of the semester you will also upload this assignment. You should have read the Assignment Sheet, reviewed the handout on Standards, received this handout in class last week, and read last blog post on the assignment.
Here are the steps to follow:
1. Type up EVERYTHING you want to turn in as a Word document. The easiest way to work with WordPress for a first timer will be to cut and paste and then re-format. So compose an original that is done before trying to submit online.
2. You will need the url addresses to link to EVERYTHING you are providing as class materials. This includes YouTube videos and images, as well as documents. (If you are using a document that is not available online, see below.)
3. Cut and paste your entire document into a new “post” you create. I recommend doing this after you have clicked the “Text” tab (instead of the default “Visual”) and then after you paste in the content click back to “Visual”.
4. Now format your material by creating bold headings, italics, underline, and by inserting links. The toolbar above the text box should get you through just about everything you need to do. One note of caution: do NOT choose the “Ordered list” button to create your numbered list #1-11. This formats differently than you want it to. Just keep your manually typed numbers (1., 2., and so on).
5. You can click on “Preview” to see what it will look like.
What if our source isn’t online?
If you need to make one or more of your sources available online you will have to scan it as a PDF, email it to me, and then wait while I upload it to my server space and send you a link to it. You can also upload sources to Good Drive or other online locations where they can be publicly accessible. Images and YouTube movies can be directly uploaded and embedded into your post on WordPress.