Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Leveled Standard E
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. (SL.11-12.5)
Students will need an understanding of copyright and fair use in order to use multimedia effectively.
Rubrics and examples can help students understand basic design principles (including “less is more”) in order to use multimedia effectively. Learners should consider TAPS (task/topic, audience, purpose, and style).
Examples / Activities
Using Multimedia Strategically [r5cdeActivity]
Students discuss good and bad presentations and read tips for avoiding multimedia mistakes. Then, they revise one of their own presentations by adding or changing a multimedia element.
Self-representation: formally present information; revise presentation for greater effect
Creativity and Resourcefulness: select and/or create visuals and multimedia
Speaking and Listening: discuss characteristics of effective presentations
Reading and Writing: read information related to jobs and workplace safety; write presentation materials
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: strategize effective multimedia use
Information Technology: use information technology to access and present information
Internet Use and Security: conduct online research; locate and/or create multimedia
Telecommunications: revise a presentation for effective multimedia use
GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
R.7.2 Analyze how data or quantitative and/or visual information extends, clarifies, or contradicts information in text, or determine how data supports an author’s argument.
R.8.4 Distinguish claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
W.2 Produce an extended analytic response in which the writer introduces the idea(s) or claim(s) clearly; creates ann organization that logically sequences information; develops the idea(s) or claim(s) thoroughly with well-chosen examples, facts, or details from the text; and maintains a coherent focus.
W.3 Write clearly and demonstrate sufficient command of standard English conventions.
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