Presenting Your Infographic to Your Fellow Classmates

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Objective

SWBAT present their infographic to their classmates.

Big Idea

... adeptness, while speaking in front of a crowd, is an important "life skill" ...

Context and Introduction

4 minutes

This lesson is short and sweet because it is ALL ABOUT the students!

It is time now to present those lovely infographics.  Attached is the rubric I have used all year for the various presentations in the course, but I do have a few notes for its use with this project (see the following section).

Prepare for enough days to get through all of the infographics -- everybody should present.  I like to add this to my grade book as a presentation grade rather than a grade only for the content and layout of the infographic.  Certainly, the actual visual itself is the "bulk" of the score, but it is also very, very useful to learn how to speak publicly ... I feel I should hold students accountable for this skill set as well ...

Getting Down to Business: Presenting!

44 minutes

In order to set-up the presentations I figure about 6 - 8 min. per student and then simply multiply that by the total # of students in any given section.  So, 26 students at 8 min = 208 total min., etc.  Then I simply divide the total min. # by class period length to calculate the # of periods required. So for a 45 min. period, say, you would need 4.6 or 5 class periods.  I found that devoting a full week of school days to this to be about right ...

For the first day, I called for volunteers, and I found some students were willing to "get it over with" (as they put it!).  Then, I just drew names random by days -- some for Tues., some for Wed., etc.  I printed a gridded roster and wrote in each student name by day.  Finally, I scanned this to .pdf and pushed out the file so students were aware of their presentation day.

The rubric I used for evaluation is attached, and the bulk of the score for the visual itself lands in "content/ideas."  During the course of creating the infographic, I emphasized students should pick the best form of infographic AND use interesting, relevant, verified, and accurate data.  These concepts map directly to the specific rubric language, "presenter uses specific, meaningful and descriptive examples from relevant text(s) ... ideas are original and thought-provoking, demonstrating a high level of personal ownership in the presentation process."