3 Key Facts Presentation

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The objective of the presentation you will create is to pick a topic, and tell us three key facts to help unlock the topic for your classmates.

These facts should be:

  • Demonstrated visually (get us at least 3 gorgeous images per fact)
  • Facts that are new insights for us – surprise us!
  • Documented: where did you find your information and images?

Here are some resources to look through if you need ideas for your “Three Key” presentations. If you already know what your topic is, go to Google and find your three key facts.

1) How Stuff Works

2) Wonderopolis

3) Live Science

4) National Geographic Kids

5) The Kids Should See This

3 Key Facts

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The objective of the presentation you will create is to pick a topic, and tell us three key facts to help unlock the topic for your classmates.

These facts should be:

  • Demonstrated visually (get us at least 3 gorgeous images per fact)
  • Facts that are new insights for us – surprise us!
  • Documented: where did you find your information and images?

Here are some resources to look through if you need ideas for your “Three Key” presentations. If you already know what your topic is, go to Google and find your three key facts.

1) How Stuff Works

2) Wonderopolis

3) Live Science

4) National Geographic Kids

5) The Kids Should See This

We are working on PowerPoint projects

Using an idea I borrowed from Mrs. Vicki Davis, we are in the process of having pairs teach us parts of the PowerPoint menu. Then we will apply all the skills we learned to create a quick, visual PowerPoint presentation.

This picture is NOT an example of a VISUAL presentation:

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Too much text! Use images to make your point!!

In the Visual PowerPoint, we are targeting a Common Core Speaking & Listening standard:

Present claims and findings emphasizing salient (most important) points in a focused, coherent (logical) manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

The objective:

Create a PowerPoint with visual impact using text, images and animation effects to present your interviews and your own opinion.

Choose from these topics:

  • A dream vacation
  • Favorite music, musician, or band
  • September 11, 2001 remembrance (since you were maybe 1 year old at the time)
  • World Series predictions

Use images with impact to show us what you learned from the people you interviewed. Also include your opinion on your topic. This should be a 4 slide presentation: Title slide, Person 1, Person 2, Yourself.

Choose photos with IMPACT!

Sunset before the storm
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Your Visual PowerPoint Presentation

If you need ideas for your visual PowerPoint, here are some links.

Not sure what topic you want? Browse at The Boston Globe’s site:

Big Picture – click the title of what you’re interested in and you’ll get more images plus facts in the captions.

Animals:

ARKive or Animals from National Geographic

Space:

NASA or Space from National Geographic

Global Warming:

NYTimes (scroll down for different articles about this topic)

 

If you need more ideas or help, please ask!

 

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Presentation Resources

As you already know, we are using Google Images to search for images to use in your presentation. If you want additional resources for images, here they are:

1) Olympics 2012: New York Times Photos

2) Mars Curiosity Rover-information and images:  JPL’s Mars Site

3) Election websites: President Obama     Governor Romney

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