1. Visual aid
Goal = to assist in the demonstration, explanation, and presentation of your project.
Objects: tools or materials that show, tell, or demonstrate the process or product documented by your project
Display boards: diagrams, drawings, illustrations, maps, pictures, brochures, etc. attached to a board in a creative design.
Document camera: Pictures, writing, maps, diagrams, etc. can all be projected using a document camera.
Imovie/Videotapes: Segments of an event, clips of rehearsals or practice, final video, highlight video. Keep clips to 3 minutes or less.
Keynote/PowerPoint: Presentations can be made using Keynote or PowerPoint. It is your responsibility to know how to operate the equipment. Also keep in mind that we are a Mac district (not PC) and anything you create must be able to be viewed on a Mac.
Each student must complete (and pass) a presentation to his/her English class. Students who do not pass the in-class presentation must do it again until the presentation is passed.
The in-class presentation is designed to be a dress rehearsal for the panel presentation. This means you come fully dressed up, with your visual aids, and with your note cards.
An LCD projector, and document camera are available in each panel room. Make sure you know how to use the equipment.
Panel Presentation Rubric (same as in-class)
Presentations are at Shorecrest in classrooms across campus. It is given to a panel of 3 5 interested adults. These people could be teachers, parents, community members, and district personnel.
All assignments up to this point must be received & approved in order to move on to the panel presentation.
Arrive at least 10 minutes early!
Both in-class and panel presentation length = 8 12 minutes. Allow up to 10 minutes after this for panel member questions.
All equipment will be in the room for you when you arrive.
Once you are finished answering questions you may go home. You can find out from your English teacher the next school day or later if you passed.
If you do not pass the first time you will have an opportunity to do it until you do pass.
You are expected to dress professionally for this presentation. Wear something that you would wear to a job interview.
Slacks, button up shirt (no Polo shirts), tie optional, dress shoes. Tuck in your shirt! Comb your hair!
Skirt or slacks, button up shirt, nylons if wearing a skirt, dress shoes. No sandals or open toed shoes (sorry!).
NO: Shorts, halter-tops, see through clothes, jeans, and baseball caps.
Do the tummy test: Make sure that you can raise your arms above your head and your shirt does NOT show your tummy.
Panel members are very critical about dress. Dressing nice is an easy way to get points.
General rule of thumb:
If you would wear it to school it probably isn’t dressy enough!
Note: If you did a car project or created something that is too big to be brought into the building, have it in the parking lot and take your panel members out to view it. This could be at the end of the presentation or in the middle, wherever you feel it fits best.
Except for the attention getter and conclusion, include the following information in any order that you desire:
Give specific examples from your project
If your project was photography and you researched subject, lighting, and aperture you would list those topics and then talk briefly about specific things that you learned with examples from your project. So, talk about a few specific things that you learned about framing the subject and show an example of a picture that you took that displays that technique. Then, talk specifically about some things that you learned about lighting then show a picture that displays that particular technique, and so on.
Reminder: Any visual and/or demonstration that is not narrated by you should be shown for
A word about practicing!
It is very important that you practice! practice! practice! The more that you practice the better that you will do. And you will be less stressed. Practice in front of the mirror, in the shower, in the car on the way to school.