Notes for final presentation =
See web links for more help on doing your slides.
Instructions for computer files
Versions: The computer in the room may have PowerPoint. The room H201 does not - if you can believe that.
Make sure that your PowerPoint file will work on 2003. If you use a later version of PowerPoint or Open Office to make your slides, you need to save the file as PowerPoint 2003. The computer does NOT have Word or any other program for projecting transparencies. If you do not use PowerPoint, but Open Office, make sure that the file will also work with PowerPoint. If possible make several copies, each with a different format, and one or two including the PowerPoint reader included in your file.
You can download OpenOffice from here: www.openoffice.org/
You can download PowerPoint Viewer from here: Download PowerPoint Viewer
For OpenOffice users, make sure you save your file in 2 formats:
one for PowerPoint 2003,
the other for OpenOffice.
For PowerPoint users, make sure you save your file in two formats:
one in PowerPoint 2003 (not 2007),
one including the PowerPoint Viewer inside the file. To do this in PowerPoint 2003, click on "file", then on "pack and go", and then follow the instructions. If the Viewer is not on your computer, it may ask you to download it from the MS web site.
In any case, if you use uncommon fonts, always embed your fonts in your file. Common fonts are Ariel and Time Roman. For H201, all others are uncommon!
Media: You may bring your file on a CD or in a USB drive.
USB drive. This is the best solution. Load your file directly from the USB drive. Remember that the time for installing this is counted in your 10 minutes. Make sure that your USB drive installs easily and quickly.
CD. Load your file directly from the CD. If you burn a RW (re-writable) CD, you will not loose your CD for one file. Remember that the time for loading this is counted in your 10 minutes.
Your own computer: If you prefer to bring your own portable computer, you must arrive 20 mins before the start of the session, in order plug it in and boot it up before the class starts. If it does not work immediately, you will not be allowed to use it. There will be no time to configure it. If it does not work well, you will loose points.
You cannot use a Mac, even if it is your own Mac. You can transfer your Mac PowerPoint file to a USB drive, and then use it in the PC.
A sound player may be available, but check first. Possibly, also a DVD player and screen. If you use sound or film, make sure that the sequences are very short.
Do not include sound and video inside the PowerPoint file. Rather, keep them as separate files, and toggle to switch between programs.
To get a grade for your presentation, you must prepare a portfolio. This will contain the following elements indicated in the check list below. Make a copy of this check list and include it in your portfolio. You will loose points for items that are missing or incorrectly produced.
|Check off item||Item to include, in the order below:|
|Folder. A simple cardboard file folder = chemise cartonnée, simple, un seul pli). No plastic covers, no spiral bindings. Do not write anything on the folder.|
|Check list. A copy of this check list, with items ticked off.|
|Coloured grade form Final presentation grading criteria (usually, green or blue, sometimes pink). Do not staple to the other items.|
|Order of items + staple. The order of the items as below. Use a simple staple in top left-hand corner of the sheets (except the final presentation grade sheet).|
|Log sheet (usually pink, sometimes blue). This is the form that you used in class to record your activities. Make sure that all lines are filled correctly, according to the instructions. Add up the points and insert the total on the box at the bottom.|
|Self-feedback sheet. The form (probably white) on which you wrote down feedback during your class. Make sure that you keep a copy for yourself, so that you have a reminder when you do presentations later. Not all classes got a copy; if this is your case, indicate this on this check list.|
|Copies of your transparencies (PowerPoint slides) in miniature for your final presentation (probably p9) Print 6 or 9 slides on a page, as shown below. PowerPoint will do this for you (go to print and choose 6 slides per page). The first or second slide will contain your full name, student ID and your contact information, as well as title, plan, etc.|
|p7 feedback forms. This is the form (probably yellow) that you got back after you did your p7 - your outside presentation. You need at least two forms filled in by different people. The forms must carry a stamp of the organization, a signature of the person in charge, and their email and telephone number.|
|p7 handout. This is the handout that you gave at the end of your p7. Usually, no more than one page.|
|p7 slides. Miniature slides for your p7 should be printed as in the diagram below, 6 or 9 slides per page.|
Optionally: You may add one or two examples of your best other documents (such as posters, magazines, event programmes, articles, newspaper articles, that you designed or work with during your internship). If you have sufficient number for yourself, include an original. If you do not have sufficient copies for yourself, then make a photocopy. (As a general rule for all your creations, always keep several copies for yourself, and never give away the last 2 copies.) This item is optional; do not staple this item to the rest.
Note the following:
Make sure that your name is on all documents.
No plastic covers, no spiral bindings, use a simple staple in top left-hand corner of the sheets (except the grade sheet).
Quality is more important than quantity.
You must hand in all the documents in the class in which you do your p9. No documents will be accepted after the class. Do not even think of asking if you can bring documents later!
Example of page with 6 slides
Peace and survival of life on Earth as we know it are threatened by human activities that lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed, and a lack of respect for the Earth's living things... . It is not difficult to forgive destruction in the past, which resulted from ignorance. Today, however, we have access to more information, and it is essential that we re-examine ethically what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations. Clearly this is a pivotal generation... . Our marvels of science and technology are matched if not outweighed by many current tragedies, including human starvation in some parts of the world, and extinction of other life forms... . We have the capability and responsibility. We must act before it is too late. Tenzin Gyatso the fourteenth Dalai Lama.