Item Number: JNR-PRESENTER
HELP KIDS MASTER PUBLIC SPEAKING: Teach students to become captivating, persuasive, and powerful speakers. Use Google Slides or PowerPoint to create a unique and engaging slide show to grab and hold audience attention. Adapt the lessons to any unit of study to integrate essential technology and life skills into curriculum.
HANDS-ON INQUIRY BASED MODEL: Blend language arts, social studies, science, or history with computers. Elementary or middle school students formulate and investigate a question, research and organize facts, and then create an informative graphic presentation selecting themes, layouts, bullets, tables, pictures, and speaker notes. They use the slide show as a visual aid as they share their results with classmates.
TRANSFORM YOUR STEM TEACHING: Simple-to-use resources include a Teacher Guide in PDF format with ideas for technology integration, assessment tools (checklists, skills summary, and a rubric), parent communication letter, and a certificate. Student Workbook with step-by-step instructions can be printed or used digitally in paperless classrooms. Sample slide shows on a diverse collection of topics - Diamonds, Mummies, and Vegetables - are included to spark student interest.
STUDENT-CENTRIC LESSONS: Activities scaffold student learning, starting with a self-reflection about public speaking readiness, studying samples critically with guiding questions, and then learning presentation skills to create and enhance slides for maximum audience appeal. Students rehearse using speaker notes. When ready, they communicate the results to their peers and seek feedback.
TIPS, TRICKS, AND HACKS: Optional challenges offer additional strategies for a presentation with impact: body language skits to practice, small group rehearsals, collaborative strategies, how to embed a video or create a graphic organizer, and how to share the presentation as a link with opportunities for peer comments.
Technology Integration: Geography, Health, History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Presentation
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Google, Google Slides, Office Online, Word Online, PowerPoint Online
Assignment 1: Oral Presentations and Public Speaking
Recognize the purpose of oral presentations. Rate public speaking readiness.
Assignment 2: Study Presentations
Examine a sample presentation to develop an understanding of the content, layout, and design.
Assignment 3: Select a Topic, Write a Research Question
Organize ideas using a planning sheet. Select audience and topic. Formulate research question.
Assignment 4: Make a Title Slide
Create a title slide. Apply a theme to produce a consistent style. Format text and images.
Assignment 5:Create an Information Slide
Summarize essential information on a slide using a bulleted list. Elaborate using the notes pane.
Assignment 6: Build a Table of Fun Facts
Classify facts into categories using a table. Expand upon a key point using the notes pane.
Assignment 7: Decorate Slides
Capture audience attention. Enhance slides and emphasize information using graphic objects.
Assignment 8: Presentation Checklist
Self-evaluate slideshow quality. Revise the presentation to improve appearance and clarity.
Assignment 9: Rehearse with Speaker Notes
Practice public speaking by presenting with digital or printed speaker notes.
Assignment 10: Give an Oral Presentation
Communicate research findings. Engage the audience using a slideshow as a visual aid.
Optional Public Speaking Lessons
- Work Together: Collaborate with a friend. Create a joint presentation.
- Insert a Video: Embed a video from YouTube.
- Create a Graphic Organizer: Use a graphical layout with shapes.
- Animate Information: Control the flow of information with animation.
- Presentation Rehearsal: Practice in front of a small group. Receive feedback.
- Body Language Skits: Learn about effective non-verbal communication.
- Ask an Expert: Share presentation as a link. Peers ask questions.
Use TechnoPresenter with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Individual projects are downloadable. Order 5 or more projects or a set and receive a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.