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Multimedia Presentation

Research, Write, Present

Multimedia Presentation

Big Idea

How can you explain your topic to a live audience? You worked hard to research your topic and write an interesting and informative exposition. When you have the opportunity to present your work to a live audience, make the most of it! You can use a multimedia presentation to explain your topic in a way that is entertaining as well as interesting and informative. Presentation tools make sharing what you learn with an audience easier. Many successful writers and researchers deliver multimedia presentations to audiences. Learn how to create and deliver a multimedia presentation that explains your topic to an audience.

In this module:

  • Learn how to use presentation tools to explain your topic to an audience
  • Apply basic design principles to make your presentation more effective
  • Find multimedia files that enhance your presentation and help explain your topic
  • Observe copyright laws when you use multimedia in your presentation
  • Deliver an interesting, informative, and entertaining presentation

Activity 1: Presentation Tools >

What if your teacher asked you to explain your topic to a live audience? You can use a multimedia presentation to explain your topic in a way that is entertaining as well as interesting and informative. Learn how to use presentation tools to explain your topic to an audience. 

Activity 2: Presentation Design >

Can you produce a quality multimedia presentation? You can when you know the basic principles of design. A quality presentation looks good, is easy to read from a distance, and communicates a message. Apply basic design principles to make your presentation more effective. 

Activity 3: Multimedia Formats >

Have you ever thought about how computers store and display media? Knowing common multimedia formats helps you find and use the most effective images, audio, and video in your presentation. Find multimedia files that enhance your presentation and help to explain your topic 

Activity 4: Copyright and Fair Use >

Can you use any multimedia you find on the Internet in your presentation? Copyright laws protect the rights of people who create original work. The laws also give you some rights to limited use of copyrighted images. Observe copyright laws when you use multimedia in your presentation. 

Activity 5: Presentation Delivery >

How can you make sure your presentation is a success? If you are well-prepared when the big day comes, you just have to do what you practiced. Anyone can deliver a successful presentation by following some basic guidelines. Deliver an interesting, informative, and entertaining presentation. 

Look Back >

Reflect on what you learned in this module. Can you confidently present information to a live audience? Use the checklist to make sure your tasks are complete. Use the rubric to assess your multimedia presentation. Talk about what you learned and how you did your work.

Look Ahead

Checklist: Before you begin, review the checklist for this module. Use the checklist to make sure that you complete all the tasks for each activity. 

See the checklist (doc) >

Rubric: Before you begin, review the rubric for this module. Use the rubric to help you understand what is important to know and do. 

See the rubric (doc) >