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Multimedia Presentation

Description 

The Multimedia Presentation Performance Task Guide is designed to help students write, create, and deliver a multimedia presentation that takes a strong position and communicates powerfully.

As the United States has transitioned from a service-based economy to a knowledge-based one, increasingly more job opportunities are expanding in sectors that involve intellectual products and services and the sharing of expertise. From the rise of TED Talks and knowledge-sharing conferences to the rapid proliferation of online presentation software tools and platforms, presentation skills have become a cornerstone of the knowledge economy. One day, your students may be pitching a project idea to a board of directors, campaigning for a local or state political position, teaching a lesson, presenting research findings at a conference, or selling a product or service to a potential customer. In preparation, students will be expected at the college level to give as many as six presentations in their first year. The Multimedia Presentation Task Guide offers a step-by-step guide to teaching students how to create a powerful, polished, and media-rich presentation, and how to strengthen their presentation skills through practice, reflection, and feedback.

Opportunities for Student Choice 

Student choice can be encouraged in a number of ways. Students can choose the issue, and/or they can choose their position. They can also choose the resources they review; the facts, details, evidence, and anecdotes they will present; and the audience and purpose of their presentation. They can also choose the types of media they will include and the platform they will use to create their presentation.

Authentic Task 

Multimedia presentations are used in almost all professions: the medical field, business, legal services, educational tools and services, news, and politics, to name a few. Within these fields, they are used in various ways, including in meetings, at conferences, to sway public opinion, and to call communities, constituents, and stakeholders to action on various issues. Both historically and currently, mastery of rhetoric is an essential skill and today that skill is enhanced through the use of multimedia technology.

Opportunities for Exhibition to an Audience 

There are many possible audiences for multimedia presentations. If students are working on a school issue they may make a presentation to be delivered at a school assembly or to be posted on the school’s website; if it's a community issue they might post their presentation on the web or present at a town council meeting. Students can create a guest blog post for their presentation. Students can create their own class web link and put their presentations in one place. They might also submit proposals to present at a conference, or look for a site that supports youth voices.

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Explore the Genre of Multimedia Presentations_Multimedia

What makes a great multimedia presentation?
Develop a clear enough understanding of the characteristics of this genre to be able to explain your understanding to others and be able to describe various modes of multimedia presentations.

 

 

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.2
  • CCRA.SL.5

Time To Complete 

1-2 Days

Multimedia Presentation Performance Tasks Rubric

What are the expectations for this performance task?  

Each performance task has a single-point rubric, which lays out the expectations for college-and career-ready performance. This type of rubric allows teachers to provide specific, focused feedback without limiting students’ creativity or putting a ceiling on their...

Choosing a Topic_Multimedia

What makes for a good topic for a multimedia presentation?
Identify an issue that you either feel strongly about or wonder about.

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.R.7

Time To Complete 

1-2 Days

Determine Your Audience_Multimedia

Who am I speaking to and trying to influence with my presentation?
Determine who the audience of your presentation is.

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.L.3
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.W.4

Time To Complete 

1 Day

Determine Your Purpose_Multimedia

What do I want my presentation to accomplish?
Determine what you want to get your audience to know or do based on viewing your presentation.

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.L.3
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.W.4

Time To Complete 

1 Day

Choose a Position_Multimedia

What is your position on this issue?
Consider the research you have undertaken, and use it to inform the crafting of an evidence-based position on the issue.

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.R.8
  • CCRA.W.1

Time To Complete 

1 Day

Finding Supporting Facts, Details,Data,Evidence,Anecdotes, and Media_Multimedia

How do you choose the most important ideas to include, and include them in the most compelling format?
Find a way to organize your thoughts about the issue, and the supporting evidence you have collected. Ensure that you present your ideas in a compelling fashion using principles of rhetoric and including strong...

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5
  • CCRA.W.1
  • CCRA.W.4

Time To Complete 

1-2 Days

Outline and Draft the Text of the Presentation_Multimedia

How do I craft a text of a multimedia presentation?  How do I start and end, and engage the audience?  What length works?  What are good speechwriting techniques to present information orally?
Find a way to organize your thoughts about the issue and the supporting evidence you have collected into a powerful text...

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5
  • CCRA.W.1
  • CCRA.W.4

Time To Complete 

2+ Days

Research the Issue_Multimedia

What do people know, say, and believe about this issue?
Find and analyze resources that will help you grasp the topic’s key concepts, in addition to deepening your understanding of the range of perspectives about the issue, with a focus on locating various types of media. 

CCRA.W.8.1

 

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.R.2

Time To Complete 

1-2 Days

Choosing a Multimedia Platform_Multimedia

How do I choose which technological platform would be most efficient and engaging for my topic, audience, and purpose?
Choose the platform you will use to create your presentation.   

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5
  • CCRA.W.6

Time To Complete 

2+ Days

Create the Multimedia Presentation_Multimedia

How do I create a presentation that will communicate effectively, be engaging, and be memorable?
Create the first draft of your presentation.  

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.5
  • CCRA.W.6

Outline and Draft the Presentation(Storyboard)_Multimedia

How do I plan a multimedia presentation?
Create a storyboard to accompany the text you have written as a first step in creating your multimedia presentation.  

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5
  • CCRA.W.6

Time To Complete 

2+ Days

Practice and Prepare_Multimedia

How do you prepare to give a presentation?
Create and execute a plan prior to giving a presentation to ensure that you have focused on pace, tone, intonation, posture, body language, hand gestures, and eye contact; have ensured that the technology works properly; and have adequately practiced. 

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5

Time To Complete 

1-2 Days

Giving and Receiving Feedback_Multimedia

How do authors and presenters collaborate to make their presentations more effective?
Give and receive feedback that is focused and constructive, and will help the author improve their presentation. 

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.3
  • CCRA.W.5

Time To Complete 

1 Day

Incorporating Feedback for Revison_Multimedia

How can you improve your presentation?
Using feedback from a peer and/or teacher, strengthen your presentation with a focus on speaking skills such as intonation, pacing, and body language, as well as a focus on meaning and language within the presentation.

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.3
  • CCRA.W.5

Time To Complete 

1 Day

Edit_Multimedia

How can you improve your draft?
Using feedback from a peer and/or teacher, strengthen your presentation with a focus on grammar and professional language

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.5

Time To Complete 

1 Day