Ch 10: Use Digital Media: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.5

About This Chapter

Find lessons for eleventh and twelfth grade English. The following lessons meet the Common Core Speaking and Listening standard for using digital media (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.5).

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.

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