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Capstone 6 (Final Presentation)

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The next step in the Capstone process was making our presentation. To start off the making off my presentation I had to create a Google slideshow. After that I had to decide if I wanted to do a TED talk or if I would do an Ignite. At first I wanted to do an Ignite because I had already done an ignite so I had experience. Then I realized that when I did my Ignite I was really stressed out when the slide would switch to the next slide before I was ready. Then I decided I would do a TED talk because you have as much time as you want and need for each slide. I knew that I would need more writing if I was to do a TED talk but I was willing to do anything that would make my project the best it could be.  After deciding that I would do a TED talk I had to make my script. When making my script I realized that I needed to involve answering my Main inquiry question and Sub questions. I took most of my script from my essay and made it sound more conversational so that the audience would be intrigued. After making my script I had to memorize my script. Memorizing my script was not that hard because I do some plays so I know how to memorize things quickly. After I memorized my script I was done. Time to present!!!!!



Capstone #1 (Choosing a Topic)


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My teacher Ms. Edwards announced a project to us called “Capstone.” Apparently this is the most important project in the 5th grade. She explained to us that for the rest of the year we will be doing Capstone. I was surprised; I thought that Capstone would only last something like 3 weeks but I was wrong. Then Ms. Edwards handed us out a calendar of all of the due dates along with all of the requirements. I knew we would have to do a lot to make this project good including to visiting the site of the location for the topic we would chose and getting a interview with an expert on your topic. Ms. Edwards then told us that we had to actually pick a topic we would be researching on. I had no clue what to chose.

What could I chose? At first I thought, I know so much about sports, why don’t I just do something I know so much about. Then I realized that Ms. Edwards had told us to do something that we didn’t know that much about. Then it came to me. Acting. I got pretty ticked when I realized that acting would be too broad of a topic. I thought really thought the rest of that day. Finally when the final bell was about to ring it came to me for real. Instead of acting I could go behind the scenes and and have my project on TV production. It was perfect. I ran home that day and told my mom about my my Capstone idea, she told me that she knew someone who was a producer. Everything was set, I had my project ready for Ms. Edwards’s approval.

When I went into school a few days later I realized that today was the day I would meet with Ms.Edwards. Later in the day Ms. Edwards called me over to her desk to discuss what topic I would chose. I told her that I wanted to do TV production. She showed me a video about TV production and I said I was interested. Then she told me that my topic was fine and she let me off. Next step. Main inquiry question.

Bye!! 🙂

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