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Compromise At Its Finest | Age of Ex Final Reflection 2013

June 7, 2013 by


Link to Photo      The Constitutional Convention was a struggle for power. Everyone wanted it. A good example of one conflict that arose because of power was when the Framers of the Constitution had to decide how power would be distributed between states. Eventually they were able to come up with a plan that […]

The Convention of Compromise

June 5, 2013 by


For our final project, our class (G Block) created and facilitated a 45-minute lesson for 7th graders about the Constitutional Convention. We created an introductory video and led small groups through an interactive discussion session highlighting specific compromises made before, during, and after the Convention. For out interactive presentation script, click here. For our research […]

G’Day from Australia

December 13, 2012 by


Editor’s Note: We were lucky this year to have two wonderful young women from Australia join our class for about a month. I asked them to do a project in the spirit of Age of Ex, and they obliged. During our four weeks of exchange we attended Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. We took a […]

Presentation jitters

November 8, 2012 by


I am a cynic. Before a presentation, I think I’m going to fail.  I’m going to run out     of things to say; it’s only a matter of time before I really mess up. I’m not even going to think about taking risks; my sense of shame is preemptive and highly developed. A poll […]

Sticky Ideas

November 7, 2012 by


Warning: opinionated! Age of Exploration class so far has been focused around research and presentation.  Our first in-class presentation was reasonably appalling, and we attributed this to inexperience.  However, after having had another month to work on our newest project, about the Renaissance, our presentations have improved greatly.  I no longer felt the desire to […]

A Myriad of Presentations

November 6, 2012 by


This past week in Age of Ex, we had our final presentations from our Renaissance unit and the presentations ranged from Prezis to only picture Power Points to presentations that didn’t use technology at all. We have been given a lot of preparation, including reading and writing assignments, and an intro project, to introduce us […]

Text or no text, that is the question?

November 5, 2012 by


Lately in Age of Ex, we have been doing a lot of presentations and while watching everything on the screen, some of the main tools that are used are either PowerPoint or Prezi. This got me wondering whether or not using text is a good idea or bad idea. Most of the time, people seem […]

No Magic Presenting Rule

October 31, 2012 by


In our class, we talk about presenting a lot (as you can probably tell from the past blog posts). Most of the time we discuss various “secret rules” to giving a great presentation. Recently, we read a small section of a book about keeping your ideas “sticky” AKA interesting and memorable. While reading about how telling […]

Strong Presenting

October 24, 2012 by


Watching the TED talks has made me think of how presenting works. All through middle school presentations were done on powerpoint, boring, and not effective on getting the material across. Recently, my group in Age of Ex did a project on the scientific revolution and looking back on the presentation (on youtube) it was hard […]

Inspiring a Presentation

October 24, 2012 by


Before I get started, I just want to let people know that I’m typing one-handed with my dominant hand in a sling (so non-dominant hand is doing the work…). So please don’t start flaming if there are a couple of typos. I do try to proofread what I’m typing, but something may get through. We […]

The Art of a Presentation

October 22, 2012 by


Throughout the past few weeks in our Age of Exploration class we have been learning about how to give exciting presentations. During this time, I learned about the power of humor as well as the power of story telling in a presentation. I have spent time reviewing some videos of TED talks that range from […]