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Digitally Speaking (Online Book)

How to Improve Student Presentations

Erik Palmer

All teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas assign speaking activities -- for example, read-alouds, book reports, class discussions, lab results, research presentations, and dialogues in a foreign language. Effective communication is an essential skill in modern society, and the Common Core State Standards place particular emphasis on teaching students to deliver messages well orally and through a range of media. In this Read & Watch book, Erik Palmer shows teachers how to turn almost any lesson into an opportunity for students to practice creating and performing a speech with the assistance of technology.


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Product Details

  • Author: Erik Palmer
  • ISBN: 978-157110-932-3
  • Year: 2012
  • Media: Read & Watch Book (6 chapters)
  • Grade Range: 4-12
  • Item No: WEB-0932

All teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas assign speaking activities -- for example, read-alouds, book reports, class discussions, lab results, research presentations, and dialogues in a foreign language. Effective communication is an essential skill in modern society, and the Common Core State Standards place particular emphasis on teaching students to deliver messages well orally and through a range of media. In this Read & Watch book, Erik Palmer shows teachers how to turn almost any lesson into an opportunity for students to practice creating and performing a speech with the assistance of technology. Building on his previous book, Well Spoken, Palmer previews Web sites and Internet tools that are easy for students and teachers to use and offer a variety of possible classroom applications. Tutorials show teachers exactly what to type, where to click, and how to use a recommended tool. Audio podcasts and videos reveal how students can rehearse in school and on their own time. Rubrics show teachers how to evaluate speaking according to the most important elements.

"I believe our students will benefit every day, right now, in every class if we improve their communication skills," Palmer writes. "They will learn from better peer explanations of material presented and problem/solution shown. They will benefit from clearer expressions of diverse viewpoints. They will be able to work better collaboratively because of improved speaking skills. They will become better advocates for themselves and more comfortable and confident as presenters. It doesn't take technology to make these things happen. It requires teaching speaking. We are simply using new tools to accomplish that end."

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Speaking Well in the Age of Digital Media
Chapter 2: Before You Speak
Chapter 3: Performing in the Digital Era
Chapter 4: Tools for Teaching PVLEGS
Chapter 5: Applications Across the Curriculum
Chapter 6: Rubrics for Digital Speaking
References

About the Author

Erik Palmer
Erik Palmer is an educational consultant based in Denver, Colorado. He didn't start out as an educational consultant, however. Erik left law school and entered the commodity brokerage business. He managed a retail brokerage firm, ultimately incorporated a trading company, and took it public. >more

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