Encounter the Research Task Share

Skill 1: Organize and present ideas and conclusions to audiences.

You will conclude your inquiry-based research process by your sharing new understandings with audiences.

Skill-builders & Tools


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  • Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.

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  • Prepare and deliver a "professional" presentation to audiences outside of school using technology as medium of presentation.

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  • Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively:
  • Deliver a presentation to support a position on a specified topic and respond to questions from the audience.

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  • Present ideas and conclusions to audiences beyond the school.
  • Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
  • Connect learning to community issues.
  • Use details and language that show authority and knowledge of topic.

Check out Ian Patterson's video "Public Speaking How To." His tips for how to become a better public speaker, prepare for a speech, and get over your fears. The video is targeted at helping high school students understand the importance of good speaking skills.

Skills for showing authority and knowledge of your topic

  • Use details and language that show authority and knowledge of topic and respond to questions from the audience.
    • Use quotes, facts, and statistics appropriately.
    • Employ metaphors.
  • Increase awareness of your body language. See Hussain Shafei's "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"
  • Public Speaking How To by Ian Patterson
  • See "Your Speech is Toxic" by Chiara Ojeda.

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Student Resources
Examples: High School Presenters

Tools for This Step:

Online Presentation Tools

Laura Herman Research

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High school student discusses her research in synethesia

"The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" by Hussain Shafei


Slide Presentation Tools

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Teacher Resources


Do Now: Gauge your effectiveness with organizing and presenting by responding to the questions below:
  1. How can I best share this experience with others?
  2. What type of product or presentation will allow me to present my conclusions and evidence effectively to  the intended audience?
  3. How have I organized the product/presentation to make my major points and present convincing evidence?
  4. What technology will help me create a product or presentation?
  5. How will I get help to revise and edit my product?
  6. How well does my product/presentation fulfill all the requirements of the assignment?
  7. How can I make my product/presentation as effective as possible?
  8. How have I expressed my research and ideas creatively and effectively?

Do Next: Go to the next skill for Step 4: Share