Have you ever been asked to help a learner prepare for a speech or presentation? Here are some ways that technology can be used to help with the preparation.
Activity 1: Giving a speech
Stage 1: The Learner
Listen to a speech made by a student.
What do you notice about this speech?
What areas would you work on with him?
How would you help him to recognise his own pronunciation problems?
Stage 2: Peer support
Now listen to almost the same speech given by another student.
What do you notice about this version?
What are the affordances of this kind of peer support?
Stage 3: Feedback
How do you deal with the needs of these two learners?
What do you do to help them both?
Do you approach them in the same way or differently?
What benefits do you think the use of audio recording brings to speech/presentation rehearsals?
What additional benefits would using video recording bring?
Look at the following pages for more information about how you might help your learners with technology in speech and presentation preparation: