This course is divided into 12 sessions that cover a varied range of topics related to Computer Science.
This timeline will guide you through the different stages of your presentation. Please make sure that you cover all steps to avoid last-minute surprises.
Before the next session, decide who you’re going to team up with for the project and start brainstorming ideas and themes. Don’t restrict yourselves to one idea straight away; consider a few possibilities and evaluate the feasibility of each option before you decide to discard or keep it.
By now you should know who your team mates are going to be for this project. By next session, you should have made a decision on what your presentation is going to be about.
You should have decided the topic of your presentation.
Now you need to decide on how you are going to share the work within the group. Then you can all start drafting your visuals (powerpoint, keynote, pdf...).
By now you should have all started writing your parts. If you haven’t done so already, you should schedule a group meeting so that you can see where everybody is at.
Schedule another group meeting to make sure everybody is on track.
By now you should have almost finished your visual presentation. You need to practise what you are going to say and how you are going to say it. You need to schedule a group meeting to make sure you are all on track.
Re-read each other’s work, suggest improvements or changes, and then once you are all comfortable with the content, put everything together, making sure the formatting is consistent throughout and the information logical.
By now the presentation should be ready, or very close to ready. You should start discussing your performance: who talks first, who manages the visuals, etc. You also need to know what team you are going to ask questions to, so that you can prepare them in advance.
Ask your teacher for last-minute tips on pronunciation, body language, etc. Also, make sure you know what aspects of your presentation are going to be taken into consideration for your mark.