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Power up Your Presentation!


Suggested Bell Work:

Why are student presentations important in today's classroom? Find the corresponding standards for your grade level using the TN State Standards.

(Use Ctrl + f to search your standards for the word “presentation”)


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Task 1A: Thinglink   (approx. 15-20 minutes)


·         Teachers will create a Thinglink account

·         Upload picture

·         Import an image based on current/upcoming lesson

·         Add tags: video, text, weblink

·         Share Thinglink with group

Share tutorial links:

o   https://www.thinglink.com/help/Teacher%20features%20tutorial



Task 1B: Nearpod (20-30 minutes)


·         Participate in a Nearpod short presentation as a student (tech coach will provide join code) to experience the types of activities and data available

·         Teachers will create Nearpod account

·         Option 1: Find a Nearpod that is relevant to class content and edit

·         Option 2: Upload a PPT and add activity slides

·         Has app

Share tutorial links:

o   https://nearpod.com/resources


Task 2: Student View of Office 365 Tools


·         Show example of Sway (Task 2A)

·         Show example of Office Mix (Task 2B)

·         Show example of OneNote (Task 2C)



Task 2A-C: Office 365 Tools (approx. 45-60 minutes—15-20 minutes per tool)


·         2A Sway

o   Upload an existing PPT or document

o   Create a new Sway based on current class content

§  Create header

§  Choose background

§  Insert text

§  Insert link

§  Insert video

§  Share

Share tutorial links:

o   https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Getting-Started-with-Sway-2076c468-63f4-4a89-ae5f-424796714a8a?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US


·         2B Office Mix

o   Make sure Office Mix add-in is installed

o   Create 2 slides with narration

o   Create 1 slide with marking tools

o   Additional Resource: Tech Minute http://bit.ly/2jBZln1

Share tutorial links:

·         https://mix.office.com/en-us/tutorials


·         2C OneNote

o   Open an existing notebook or create a new notebook based on current class content (1 section, 1 page)

o   Create public link

o   Share link

Share tutorial links:

o   https://support.office.com/en-us/article/OneNote-2013-videos-and-tutorials-f9ba9d15-91c4-4a7e-81a8-88d728c410c2



MobyMAX: Whiteboard App

                   Log into Moby Max Find the WHITEBOARD APP

                   Explore and search how to create a Whiteboard lesson

iReady Teacher Toolbox

                  Log in to teacher toolbox and see the resources and how to use as an interactive lesson


Closure Activity (5-10 minutes)


·         Which of the 4 PLC Questions did we address? How do these tools do this? Record your answer in the "space" provided by the tech coach. (Padlet, Tackk comment stream, etc).

·         What is one new thing you’ve learned from this session? How will you use this in your classroom? Record your answer in the "space" provided by the tech coach.

·         PD Evaluation




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