Hello and today I am going to talk about my Ted like Talk. My Ted like Talk was coding on Scratch. Scratch is basically a coding platform where you can make anything you want with no real life coding experience. Scratch is powerful, yet surprisingly simple once you get the hang of it. You can also learn a ton about coding that could maybe help you in the future. A Ted like Talk is when a person gets on a stage and talks about what they were passionate about. For me that was Scratch. In my Language Arts class we did mini Ted talks that were about 5 minutes long.
In order to prepare for my talk, at first I tried to make the slides on scratch to make them seem animated and cool, but my parents said it was too complicated so I switched to google slides. Click on this link to see my slides. Slides link In google slides I added different pictures of the coding blocks and other pictures of other things related to coding on scratch. After that in order to remember what to say I wrote a script. You can see the whole script is you click on this link. Script link I spent hours on the script and in total it was 1,200 words. Then I signed up to present for a couple days later giving me time to practice.
When the time came I printed my script and displayed my slides on the TV. Then I started presenting my Ted talk. The hardest part was reading the script and keeping eye contact with the audience so sometimes I would skip over parts of the script. I was also very nervous the whole time. Then I went into scratch and showed the audience one of my games. It was called escape the baddies. This game wasn’t that complicated so it was sort of easy to understand. In the end, I think a Ted like talk was a good idea to end the school year and it taught me a lot about speaking to an audience.