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In the second of two sessions on creating oral presentations, pupils prepare a slide show to accompany their talk using Inspiration software. Find the first component of the project, in which class members diagram, map, and outline their presentations, at the Inspiration website.
Students use multimedia technology to create a kids news bulletin. In groups, they explore an interesting topic of study. Prior to beginning their investigation, students observe professionally made newsbreaks. Using the internet, students research their topic and create a video.
Practice persuasive writing and speeches with this lesson. Middle schoolers brainstorm the components of presentations by watching videos of sample speeches (if available), and ways the people delivering the speeches demonstrate correct components. The class creates a rubric for scoring speeches. They then prepare persuasive presentations after completing research and finding strong evidence. As students present their speeches, they are scored with the class rubric.
Young scholars create a video incorporating clay animation and skits. Using their video creation, students explain and explore the five basic food groups, nutrition news, nutrients, benefits and food examples. They maintain a food journal, recording what they each each day.
Students participate in a digital book talk. In this book talk instructional activity, students work with a partner produce a digital book talk that is aimed at increasing literature appreciation throughout the school They talk about a novel they have read and the book talk is broadcast throughout the school.
A splendid instructional activity on invertebrates is here for you. Elementary schoolers take in a teacher-led presentation on these interesting animals, then split up into groups to perform research on a certain animal. Once the groups have completed their research, they make a video in which each group member shares some of the information they've gathered about their invertebrate. Terrific worksheets, and a scoring rubric are embedded in this truly fine lesson plan.
A super lesson that integrates technology and career exploration! Kids use graphic organizers and brainstorming to first analyze Time Magazine covers, then they think about what they'll be doing in 10 years. They research careers, make a goal, and then use digital cameras and the computer to make mock Time Magazine covers describing their personal accomplishments. Neat idea!
Did my stomach make that noise? Explore the digestive system through a WebQuest and research project, ending in a visual display and presentation that classmates review for one another. Partners begin the WebQuest with a pre-quiz followed by research using given links. They reference an evaluation rubric (also included as a document) to put together a digital presentation on the digestive system which is later presented to other groups for peer review. Consider jigsawing this presentation so not all groups do the same thing. Be sure to check out the "Digestive Games and Activities" section of the WebQuest; watch the video through the alimentary canal!
Students use digital cameras and computers to create their own self-portrait. After taking their picture, they download the image and use brush and shape tools, colors and the elements of design to create a distorted portrait of themselves. They share their portrait with the class.
Students complete activities to study the propaganda elements from various war times. In this war propaganda lesson, students compare and contrast works of art from various viewpoints about war from varying social periods. Students write captions to describe works of war art, analyze an ancient Greek gravestone for its historical context, and manipulate a photograph of a recent war to create a different social message that the original.
Explore the lives of American Indians and early settlers in the state of Ohio. Young native Ohioans (or members of another state) research primary and secondary multimedia sources that detail the history between American Indians and Ohio settlers. Then they produce a talk show where they role-play the history between the two groups. As a cumulative activity, they make a timeline of significant events from that time period.
Give your book report that extra pizzaz by typing it! After kids write a book report by hand, have them publish a final copy of a book report using word processing software. They view the How To Write a Book Report website, follow step-by-step directions to type in their book report, and publish a final copy.