How to do the OnLineEarth Summit Country Group Presentation
(See assignment schedule for due date)
To make time for the beach walk during Lab 6, your
Earth Summit presentation on Oceans and Climate will be presented online
using the BBS/Forum software. You will capture your data figures from the internet,
upload them to your graphics storage site using the EarthEd ImageMgr,
and link them to a short presentation made using BBS/Forum. This is
an important assignment that will allow you to get feedback prior to
your second writing assignment.
This presentation is an outline of the most important
ocean and climate issues facing your country. Think of the presentation
as a slide show, with each slide having a very short text discussion.
Each group member should do one or two slides. Please keep the presentation
very short. Two slides per group member maximum.
The first slide should include a map of your country.
You can get a map from one of the Map
sites. Choose a map that would allow someone to find the country
on a globe. Some maps are so detailed that you can't tell where the
country is located. You can link more than one figure to a "slide",
but remember, this is just an outline. Write very few words. Use "bullets."
Please read the following instructions carefully. This will insure that you get full credit for your
and Global Climate writing assignment. You want to make sure that
this assignment leads directly to your writing assignment, so this
step will save you time in the long run.
the BBS/Forum "Frequently Answered Questions" for any last
minute helpful ideas.
the "Lab 6 EarthSummit" BBS/Forum to see a sample presentation
prepared by the prof. and look at any presentations made by other
with your Earth Summit country group to plan your talk (in lab section,
if there is time). Decide on who will prepare what material. You should
make an overall presentation outline, then divide the work into a
series of "slides." Gather preliminary data on this topic
from the internet. Save your images (see below) and upload them to
your graphics area. Make sure you have a clear map of your country
that shows where it is, regionally.
your presentation and link your figures. Note: After you post a "slide",
you can't edit it further. If you make an error, post a "reply"
to the posting with an error, and put "revised" in the topic.
Entering your presentation into the Forum:
to Mail/BBS/Chat in EarthEd. Select the "Lab 6 EarthSummit"
the ""List by thread checkbox.
begin your talk, click on the "New Topic" button. Enter
the title of your talk in the "Subject" field and enter
an introduction, stating what your country is, what issues you will
talk about, and a list of the names of your team members. Make a link
to a map of your country.
the "Send" button.
it sends, click again on the "Lab 6 EarthSummit" forum line
(in the "My Discussion Forum List" field) to download the
entry you just sent. All further postings re this talk (the
"Slides") will be made by first clicking on your title message
(the one you entered first), clicking "Reply", then entering
your text. This is very important. It helps you keep
all of your talk slides appearing together in the forum listing.
- Enter your subsequent
slides (after the title slide) by clicking on the title slide (after
checking the "List by thread" checkbox), then clicking the
"Reply" button. Put the slide number in the "Subject"
field. This enables the reader to read the slides in order and keep
the logical flow of the presentation.
can enter as many replies as you want, but please limit the number
to two per group member and be brief in your writing. Make sure your
figures are clearly annotated so you can tell what's happening from
them. Be sure to click on your talk title message before clicking
the "Reply" button. Be sure that the author's name and perm
is in the Subject heading for each reply message. This is the way
that each of you can get credit for your presentation.
and pasting are not enabled for the forum postings. Postings should
be very brief, and this encourages brevity
your figures the same as you did for your Plate Tectonics paper.
editing: If you edit/annotate a graphic figure, be sure to
upload it before linking it to the text. After you upload it, close
the graphics edit panel, then re-open it. Be Careful!
The system has a nasty habit of selecting all of the text in the message
field. To deselect it, click the mouse in the field. If you type a character
while the text is selected, the entire message will be replaced by the
character you typed.
you click on a forum in the forums list, the forum text is downloaded
to your hard drive. If there is any kind of error, you should re-download
the forum text. If the screen seems to be locked, hold down the
shift and option keys (Mac) or shift and alt (PC) and click on the
screen to unlock the screen. To re-download the forum text, hold
down option (Mac) or alt (PC) and click on the forum line again.
enter your own reply heading, just edit the "Subject"
field. Enter the "slide" number here. Postings may not
appear in order, so this helps the grader follow the presentation.
best view these presentations, click the "List by Thread"
checkbox. Only the "New" topic messages will be displayed,
but there will be a "+" sign at the left of all messages
that have a reply. Click on the "+" sign and the replies
will show. If there are replies to a reply, you can click on the
"+" that will show, and see them. This groups discussion
"threads" together to make it easier to keep track of
the online discussions.
and uploading graphics from the web: See the instructions at <link>