In this series, I will be addressing some of the shortcomings of PowerPoint in the gifted classroom. As a computer science major and technology nut, I’ve always been eager to utilize PowerPoint for my students’ benefit. But until I started reading some research, I never actually considered what those benefits were.
How often do you give your gifted students the opportunity to solve authentic, relevant problems? What is more authentic to a student than solving classroom problems? And what excites students more than having ownership over the classroom seating? Here’s an authentic problem solving idea that ties in public speaking skills, group work, and classroom ownership.
If you’ve been following this series, your students have picked the elements of public speaking they want to improve. Now it’s time for them to write their own material and present it. Includes a journal for students to maintain, tracking their progress in specific speaking skills.
Take students’ analysis of speeches to the next level by analyzing patterns across several famous speeches in this second part of a series.
When preparing your students for standardized tests, those little standards labeled Speaking And Listening can easily slip by the wayside. And yet, is there any skill more important in landing a job, surviving social engagements, or being a successful leader than confident oral language skills? Teach your students to analyze great speeches to become better public speakers themselves.