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Ch 5: Use Digital Media: ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5

About This Chapter

Read about video lessons aligned with the ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5 standard. Learn how to include these lessons in the classroom by reading about topics covered, lesson outcomes, and tips for incorporating videos into specific teaching sessions.

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.

PowerPoint Lessons

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.

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