Communicating / Presenting / Sharing
Determine the best method to communicate the resolution.
... Convey new knowledge using effective communication skills.
... Engage audience in discussion and respond to feedback
Take a Closer Look!
When students are first given an assignment, they recognize their need for information to enhance what they may already know about a problem. According to Carol Kuhlthau, "thoughts are vague and ambiguous centering on the general problem or area of uncertainty. Students will become aware of an array of possibilities to explore when they are engaged in motivational discussion and fact-finding. They will select a general area of need or concern when they begin to focus on a personal point of view and seek background information in order to extend their personal understanding of the general area of concern.

Planning the Presentation

Tips and Tutorials

  • Making a Brochure with Microsoft Publisher ... from Bellingham Washington Schools
  • Kids' Vid is an instructional web site that gives teachers and students the tools necessary to implement video production in the classroom. You can have your video class projects displayed on this site, too. Get your movie ready to premier!
  • Technology Prerequisite Tutorials ... Short, animated tutorials on technology-related knowledge and skills that are considered prerequisite to successful classroom use. Over 150 currently available, and more added each week. Check out tutorial on concept mapping, searching, creating websites, and much more!
  • PhotoDraw Tutorial ... from Gateway
  • PowerPoint Tutorial .. from Florida Gulf Coast University


Tips and Tutorials (continued)

Tutorials and Tips for Web 2.0 Tools


Blogs and RSS

  • What Is a Blog .... a short introduction defining a blog from Atomic Learning.
  • What Is RSS? ... a flash film explaining how RSS works.



Google Earth

Google SketchUp




Presenting the Product

Assessing the Product

  • RubiStar ... Create your own assessments in minutes
  • BCPS - created assessments...for elementary and secondary featuring oral, written, visual, and community service products - Word format for easy customization.
  • Authentic Assessment Tools ... how-to hypertext on creating authentic tasks, rubrics and standards for measuring and improving student learning