Resources for Students
Organizer for creating & delivering talks
A South Carolina English teacher hands this out to help students prepare their presentations: PresentationOrganizer
Tools for recording rough drafts
It is common to do a rough draft of a paper before handing in a final. Students should record the rough draft of a talk before any presentation. Practice readers’ theater, newscasts, research presentation, and all the other types of speaking. Use:
Photo Booth on Mac devices
Smartphone recording apps
Google Voice (Teachers with Gmail accounts can set this up for free)
Webcam on Chromebooks, PCs
Make better videos and podcasts.
You don’t make a great podcast or video by just hitting Record. Read this selection to get ideas about how to create better recordings. (Video and audio examples are included in the reading.)
Tired of making PowerPoint presentations? Try sway.com. Think of it as Fill-in-the-Blank slides that guide you to build winning presentations: main point slide followed by evidence slides, and so on. And a bank of images you can add to your slides is included!