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Presentations can take place in various formats including oral presentations, poster presentations, small group presentations, panel presentations, and debates. Students gain skills in collaboration, communication, and information literacy. Presentations involve using higher order thinking skills, as they are required to synthesize information that they can restate in their own words or find ways to represent visually.

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GALLERY WALK

Students research a topic and create posters or infographics that visually represent the data or information they’ve gathered. Once each poster is complete, they’re posted on the wall or presented in small groups. Peer reviews or self reviews can be incorporated as an assessment strategy. 

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Movable tables and chairs
  • Available mobile devices (to conduct research and create presentations)

PANEL DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION

Panel discussions are a great way to include the entire class in the presentation. Student groups research a topic and prepare a short presentation (Each member of a group must prepare a separate presentation). Then, each panelist pitches their presentation to the rest of the class. After each panelist has presented, the audience responds by asking questions.

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Movable tables and chair

DIGITAL PRESENTATION

A digital presentation can be delivered in class or online synchronously (same time, same place) or asynchronously (different time, different place). They can come in the format of a traditional PowerPoint slideshow or be created and shared online using applications such as Google SlidesPrezi, or PowToon. The benefits to using these tools is that learners can share their presentation through a link rather than having to transfer large files.

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Available mobile devices (for students to create, share and view presentations)

INFOGRAPHICS

Infographics are an excellent way for students to process information or illustrate concepts or procedures and present it in simple visual concise ways. Programs such as PiktochartEasil.ly, or Thinglink include a large library of graphics, text, and layout options that make it easy to create professional looking digital representations of data. Many of these programs allow users to embed video, audio, and other interactive components. Check out the following video for a brief overview of infographics and all the ways to use them in education.

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Movable tables and chairs
  • Available mobile devices (for students to jot down thoughts prior to speaking)
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LC2 ARTICLES

“Don’t Blame PowerPoint . . . Presenting 101”

“Info-what?! Infographic!”

ASSESSMENT IDEAS

Presentation Assessment Report:
se this rubric to evaluate individual or group presentations.

AssessmentReport.docx

Download File

ONLINE TOOLS

TouchCast

  • video presentations with interactive web elements
  • available on iPad/desktop

Piktochart

  • free infographic maker
  • present
  • share
  • download/print
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SUSTAINABILITY
Communicate and act responsibly with an awareness of cultural, economic, global, and environmental contexts.

INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: 
Understand how and why messages are constructed and for what purposes. Evaluate information critically and competently.

COMMUNICATION
ersuade an audience through oral or written communication. Write and speak clearly, accurately, and fluently. Engage an audience through verbal, visual, and interactive methods.

LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL MANAGEMENT: 
Use time and manage workload efficiently. Conduct oneself in a respectable, professional manner. Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high-quality products.

INFORMATION & DIGITAL LITERACY: 
Define the need for information. Use various types and formats of potential information sources. Understands and effectively uses the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in various environments.

COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP: 
rganize and manage group projects (for group presentations). Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work and value individual contributions made by others. Incorporate feedback effectively