About This Chapter
Standard: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to add interest and enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence.
About This Chapter
Students who display expertise in this standard are familiar with different communication technologies and how they can contribute to and enhance presentations. They know how to strategically leverage these technological resources to increase interest, clarity, and accessibility around what they are communicating.
Lessons in this standard offer instruction in:
- Understanding the purpose of using technology while giving speeches
- Recognizing and accounting for differences between live and online presentations
- How to use presentation-oriented software programs (such as PowerPoint)
- Tips for maximizing the benefit of technological resources in presenting information
Students show command of this standard when giving speeches or presenting information to audiences. They utilize software and technological tools to offer visual or audio accompaniments to their presentations, as well as to increase the audience's attention or visually highlight major points. Understanding the use of these resources supports students' ability to deliver effective presentations in contemporary academic and workplace settings.
How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom
Following are some tips for how to utilize these video lessons to teach about the concepts in the ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5 standard:
Digital Media Brainstorming Lessons
Show the lesson on using technology to deliver a presentation in class. Then state a hypothetical presentation topic (for example, a speech about the local zoo with information about its location, the hours it is open, unusual species in residence, special displays, etc.), and ask the class to come up with ways they could incorporate digital media into the presentation.
Watch the video on presentation software in class or request that students view it as a homework assignment. Give students an outline for a speech about a certain topic (preferably one that includes statistics, figures, and concise facts), and ask them to write a number of PowerPoint slides they would use to enhance their presentation on the topic. Providing a range in the number of slides requested (ex., 6-9) can help students narrow down what information they want to display that way.
Online and Live Presentation Lessons
After viewing the video on the differences between live and online presentations, offer a few speech topics to the class. For each one, ask the students to suggest ways they might present the information differently depending on whether they were giving the lecture online or in person.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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Other chapters within the Common Core ELA - Speaking and Listening Grades 9-10: Standards course
- Participate in Discussion: ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1
- Use Multiple Sources of Information: ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2
- Evaluate Point of View: ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3
- Present Information: ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4
- Communicate in Multiple Contexts: ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.6