About This Chapter
About This Chapter
Standard: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Students who have mastered this standard will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of live and online presentations. After mastering this standard, they will also be able to explain the uses of Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint and CorelDraw.
Lessons in this standard cover concepts such as:
- Using technology to give presentations
- Identifying graphic suites and presentation software
- Incorporating digital media to enhance presentations
Students demonstrate mastery of this standard when preparing and delivering presentations. Mastery of this standard also means that students are able to improve their presentations by strategically using digital media to emphasize findings, reasoning and evidence.
How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom
Here are some tips for how to use these lessons to support instruction in the standard:
Graphic Suites and Presentation Software Lessons
Develop a worksheet consisting of multiple choice, short answer and fill-in-the-blank questions covering graphic suites and presentation software. Instruct the students to complete the worksheet while watching the related video lesson. Take time to reveal and discuss the answers at the end of class.
Digital Technology Presentation Lessons
Have the class watch the video lesson 'Using Technology to Deliver the Presentation.' Take a survey of students who have access to a computer webcam or video recorder. Assign a project where the students develop a presentation regarding a topic of their choice. Divide the class so that some students emulate an online presentation with a video recording device, while some students give live presentations. Spend two days showing the presentations. Use a third day to discuss the pros and cons of live and online presentations.
Digital Media Presentation Lessons
Show the video lesson that covers digital media use during presentations. Require the students to adapt their digital technology projects into live presentations using interactive, visual, textual, graphical and/or audio elements. Provide grades and feedback on how well students were able to use those elements to enhance their presentation.
1. Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples
To make an impact on your audience, you not only need a strong message, you also need strong visuals. Learn how presentation and illustration software helps you make an impact when showing your work.
2. Using Technology to Deliver a Presentation: Pros, Cons & Strategies
In today's wired world, there are many different technology strategies companies can use to deliver a message effectively, from simple slide presentations to live videos. This lesson covers the basics of several popular technologies and addresses the pros and cons of each.
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Other chapters within the Common Core ELA - Speaking and Listening Grades 11-12: Standards course
- Participate in Discussion: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1
- Groups, Goals and Roles: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1
- Use Multiple Sources of Information: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2
- Evaluate Point of View: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.3
- Style of a Speech: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
- Presenting to an Audience: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
- Supporting Material: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
- Organization of a Speech: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
- Developing a Speech: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
- Communicate in Multiple Contexts: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.6