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Having the ability to communicate ideas, thoughts, and opinions effectively helps people navigate life successfully. This is why people with good presentation skills are valued in any classroom or workplace. Learning to create interactive presentations will take anyone’s presentation skills to the next level.
See the fact file below for more information on the creating interactive presentations or alternatively, you can download our 25-page Creating Interactive Presentations worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Creating Presentations – Process
- The planning stage includes three tasks: choosing a topic, doing research, and creating an outline and storyboard.
- The first step is choosing a good topic to work with. This is important because the topic serves as the focus or foundation of the presentation. Having a good topic allows you to capture the audience’s interest and keep them engaged.
- After choosing a topic, the next thing to do is to explore that idea through research. Make sure to use credible sources.
- Summarize and organize all the information you have acquired through study and research. A great way to do this is by creating a presentation outline. This will help you not only to organize ideas, but also to create a good flow for your presentation.
- A basic presentation outline consists of an introduction, body, and conclusion.
- The introduction should include something that grabs your audience’s attention and interest (it could be a meaningful quote or thought-provoking question). It should also talk about the significance and relevance of your topic and where the audience fits in to the picture.
- The body should include all the main points that support your topic. Discuss the evidence you have gathered that proves each point.
- The conclusion should summarize all your ideas into 1 or 2 sentences. Keep it short and concise. You can also end with something memorable, like a quote or a call to action.
- Once you have finished your presentation outline, you can create a storyboard for your presentation. This allows you to visualize your presentation from beginning to end before the actual design process.
- Create a frame for each idea (refer to your outline). Make sure these frames are numbered and arranged in order. Do a rough sketch of each frame. Add notes if needed.
Designing Interactive Presentations in Scratch
- Having an interactive presentation allows and encourages the audience to participate, instead of just being passive listeners.
- An interactive presentation relies heavily on visual information to get the message across. It includes fun games that support the audience’s learning. It also utilizes Q&A portions and discussions so that the audience can ask questions and share their thoughts.
- Scratch (www.scratch.mit.edu) is a free visual programming platform that allows kids and adults to create animations, games, and more. It has a library of ready-to-use visual and audio elements, and is perfect for creating interactive presentations.
- Before creating your first interactive presentation, familiarize yourself with Scratch’s user interface. Click “Create” at the top left of the homepage.
- In Scratch, you can animate different visual elements through the use of coding blocks. The coding blocks serve as instructions for the visual elements to follow so they know how to behave on screen.
- The visual elements are called sprites in Scratch.
- In this example, the cat sprite turns 180 degrees because of the script used.
- The worksheets will serve as your guide in learning to use this programming platform.
Practicing Your Presentation
- Visuals are an important part of your presentation, but they are not everything. How you deliver your presentation is equally important. Make sure you allot enough time to rehearse each slide/frame from beginning to end.
- A great way to do this is to record yourself and see how you perform the task. This will help you check how much time you spend on each slide, whether the presentation is too short or long, whether you have mentioned all the key points that your audience needs to know, and whether you are using a modulated voice. Recording will help you see what should be retained or improved. Take notes.
- Rehearse in front of a small crowd if you can. This will help you become more at ease speaking with an audience. You can also get feedback that may help you improve your presentation.
Tips on Pitching Perfectly
- If you feel nervous before your presentation, remind yourself of all the time and effort you put into preparing it. Remind yourself that you are ready, take deep breaths to relax your body, and visualize your success.
- Stand confidently and keep your movements natural when you are speaking.
- Do your best to maintain eye contact with your audience.
- Control your facial expressions. You do not need to keep smiling from start to finish just to show you are confident. You can keep your facial expression neutral and smile whenever it is appropriate.
- Avoid showing negative body language like crossing your arms, slumping, and constantly checking your watch.
- Most importantly, enjoy yourself.
Creating Interactive Presentations Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the creating interactive presentations across 25 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Creating Interactive Presentations worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the ability to communicate ideas, thoughts, and opinions which effectively helps people navigate life successfully. This is why people with good presentation skills are valued in any classroom or workplace. Learning to create interactive presentations will take anyone’s presentation skills to the next level.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- What Is an Interactive Presentation?
- Brainstorming Topics
- Create a Presentation Outline
- Create a Storyboard
- Designing Visual Elements
- Animate It!
- Adding Sounds
- Adding Voices
- Adding Polls and Quizzes
- Switching Frames
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