Oh My Gosh im so scared i have to make a presentation on phrogram programing 40 MINUTES LONG due next tuesday. Any ideas?
Oh yeah its for 4th graders
You might start out with something like:
"Playing baseball with your friends, isn't like playing baseball in High School, which also isn't like playing baseball professionally. And, playing football in the back yard, isn't like playing football for your school which isn't like the guys playing football on T.V. But those who learn to play at a young age like yourselves, often do better when playing on a school team, and may make you better prepared to play ball in college which could lead to playing professionally with the big guys.
Lots of carreers in life are like that. Jobs in Research, Science, space exploration, or even cooking, might be attempted by anyone, but those who have developed their talent always do better."
You might then put up an image of a side by side comparison of Phrogram and a professional IDE (ex: Visual Studio) and explain that;
"Just like the fundamental concepts and rules of playing sports with your friends matches the fundamental concepts and rules of playing professionaly, so too the fundamentals and rules of programming in a tool like Phrogram matches the fundamentals and rules of programming using professional tools."
Then fill the time with several short demonstrations of what Phrogram can do (show some of the supplied programs) following that you might end with something like;
"To sum it all up - Kids play sports in the backyard for fun, while grown-ups play sports for recognition and money, but there is one important simularity between both groups - They both LIKE what they're doing or else they wouldn't be doing it.
Phrogram allows anyone to write programs that actually do things. They can try it out for free, or relatively cheaply. Most importantly, Phrogram was created with kids and beginners in mind so it is far easier to use than professional programming tools. If you want to try writing computer programs, you can download Phrogram from the web at WWW.PHROGRAM.COM and thank you for listening"
(A nice way to end)
If you can demonstrate Phrogram running on a computer while you talk, that would be best, but if still images are all thats available you can still take snapshots and such. It would help to show the frog logo at the beginning and end of your talk to help the kids associate the logo with the product.
If you need help with creating snapshots, I can help. Be sure to standardize on a specific size for all the snapshots so they all play nice when making your presentation. (Also note the background color of these web pages might also be used as the background color of the snapshots)