Complete Introduction Post
This was due on Monday. If you still haven’t done it, it is late. If you submit it today, you need to tell me that you’ve submitted it.
Read some of your classmates’ introductions.
The previous post is a good place to start as it lists some of the best ones.
If you see something you wish you had included in your introduction, edit your introduction. You can always make it better.
Watch your first TED Talk.
Study the video carefully.
If there is anything in the video you don’t understand, research it further. Use the computer. Google it.
Think about what you learned from the video.
Did it change the way you think about things?
Do you agree with it?
What was your favorite part? Least favorite part? Why?
Did it influence your answer to the question “What Matters To Me?”
Begin writing your first reflection.
Start by reading the directions here.
Read some of the examples here. More examples can be found here (blocked by school firewall).
Read the rubric on the directions page.
This should not be a quick process. Essentially you have 2 class periods per week dedicated to studying your TED Talk and writing the reflection. They should be like mini-essays.