Showing posts with label classroom presentations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label classroom presentations. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Presentation Planning Explained by Common Craft

Planning a presentation of any length can feel like a daunting task. For some people the difficulty is in figuring out what to say. For others the trouble is thinking about standing in front of an audience. Either way, having a solid plan for your presentation can make things easier. In their latest video, Presentation Planning, Common Craft explains a fantastic method of planning and organizing presentations. The method involves sticky notes. Share this video with your students before they embark on their next presentation assignments.

Monday, April 11, 2011

An Easy to Use Random Name Selector

A couple of weeks ago the students in one of my US History classes had to give presentations to their classmates. Rather than letting students self-select the order of presentations I had them pull numbers out of a hat. I've use that method for years now and it works, but now I have a new way of randomly selecting names.

Last week John McLear introduced a Random Name Selector that he developed. The Random Name Selector is a simple tool for picking names from a list you've created. To use the selector just type in or copy a list of names then hit "go." Once a name is selected you have the option of launching a two minute or seven minute countdown timer. You also have the option to remove a name from the list after it has been selected. Watch the video below to learn a little more and see the Random Name Selector in use.


Applications for Education
The next time you need to randomly select students for a classroom activity, try the Random Name Selector to make the process as arbitrary as possible.