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Tech Integration Tips and Apps for the Public Speaking Classroom. How One Teacher Champions Student Reflection with Technology and Public Speaking. Traditionally, students submit their work on an assignment, after which the teacher gives feedback on that work and assigns that student a grade.

In this article by Stacey Roshan, Feb 25, 2016, found on, she discusses PVLEGS and how it can be used in the classroom. She also discusses how tech can help with reflection. – kimmyboisestate

Every once in awhile, we build reflection into the next step of the process and ask students to make corrections or comment on the feedback.

How One Teacher Champions Student Reflection with Technology and Public Speaking

But, is this truly authentic reflection or are students swayed by the teacher's thoughts? When we, as teachers, give feedback and then ask students to reflect on this, are we losing some of the student's voice and independent thinking? Rhetoric students gain public speaking confidence by giving TED Talks. A fear of public speaking is a common one among us.

Rhetoric students gain public speaking confidence by giving TED Talks

Yet the “ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization” is a top sought-after skill of college graduates by potential employers, according to the Job Outlook 2013 report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Although students in ENGL 137H Rhetoric and Civic Life don’t necessarily overcome all nervousness at giving a speech by the end of the course, they are able to gain practice by scripting and performing a four- to five-minute TED-style talk in front of their peers that is easily recorded using the One Button Studio within the Pattee Library Media Commons. 3 Public Speaking Apps: Helpful Tools for Students. Speaking to groups large and small can be a challenge for students of any age.

This article from Monica Burns, author, speaker, curriculum & EdTech consultant, and Apple Distinguished Educator, gives three options of apps for integration into public speaking classrooms. It's always good to have a variety of apps to help students with their presentations! – kimmyboisestate

Children who are well prepared are bound to be more confident when a public speaking assignment comes their way.

3 Public Speaking Apps: Helpful Tools for Students

The Case for Debate: Technology and TED are Helping to Reinvigorate Speech in School. In the movie Clueless, Alicia Silverstone’s shallow, shopaholic character Cher is assigned to debate a classmate on the merits of allowing Haitian refugees into the U.S.

The Case for Debate: Technology and TED are Helping to Reinvigorate Speech in School

Though her arguments in favor of immigration are unorthodox (she likens allowing refugees into the country to allowing guests to crash a party), Cher’s passion inspires her previously disinterested high school classmates to rally around her cause. Her opponent is too overwhelmed to offer a rebuttal. That’s the power of healthy debate —the ability to make people care. This App Could Help You Get Over Your Public Speaking Anxiety. Learn how to, like, communicate better with this app. Public speaking is a fear for many.

In this article dated April 18, 2016, from Chelsea Frisbie that appeared on, she describes the LikeSo app which could definitely prove useful in a high school classroom. The app takes out the filler words that frequent a speech such as "like" or "so". I can't wait to try this one in the classroom. – kimmyboisestate

In fact, it's estimated that up to 74% of people experience public speaking anxiety.

Learn how to, like, communicate better with this app

Working through that fear requires a lot of practice. The LikeSo app, which launched last week, can help users become more confident — partly by stripping "filler" words from a user's speech, such as "like" and "so. " Users select the words they want LikeSo to listen for, and then the time limit to answer questions and prompts. They can choose between two options: "Talk About," which prompts users with a topic to discuss, or "FreeStyle," for users to talk about anything.

Getting Over Stage Fright With the Help of Your Smartphone. Photo FOR some people, public speaking comes naturally.

In this NY Times article from Kip Eaton, published June 8, 2016, some really cool apps are suggested that could definitely prove useful to high school students. Like the LikeSo app, Ummo also checks language but goes further and notices pauses and other things about a speech a student may want to work on. There's also an app for timing a speech and Virtual Speech is mentioned again. – kimmyboisestate

But if you are like me, you may um and ah too much, spurred by the worry that nerves may get the best of you, that you might speak too fast or mess up in some way.

Getting Over Stage Fright With the Help of Your Smartphone

So I have been practicing my public speaking with the help of some apps. One of those is a new app called Ummo. With Ummo, you take a prepared speech, tap the microphone icon, wait for the countdown, and then talk. Cloud computing changes the way we practice public speaking. People often rank public speaking as the number one fear that they face.

In this Microsoft Research Blog, dated June 15, 2016 a new development in helping people become better public speakers is explored. Called ROC Speak, it's a way for you to use your laptop camera to help analyze your non-verbal habits and much more. It probably isn't something you could use in a classroom at present, but it's something to keep an eye on in the future. – kimmyboisestate

New cloud-based technology from researchers at the University of Rochester lets speakers polish and practice at home in front of their computer camera, while the analysis provides instant feedback about improvement.

Cloud computing changes the way we practice public speaking

Leading this effort known as ROC Speak is M. A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows. Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. 1- KnovioKnovio gives life to static slides and with a simple click you will be able to turn them into rich video and audio presentations that you can share with your friends and colleagues via email or popular social media websites.

This is a list of apps published on that could be really helpful in a public speaking classroom, high school or college. Unfortunately when you use the link it only shows 14 of the 20, but still good ideas! – kimmyboisestate

Knovio does not require any software installation or download, it is all web based. 2- AheadAhead is a great presentation tool for educators.

A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows

It works in such a way that it instantly transforms your layouts into a zooming presentation. Check it out its is great. 3- HelloSlideHelloSlide is a cool web tool that allows its users to create awesome slides together with voice narration. 10 Helpful Online Resources for Improving Public Speaking Skills // Graduate School Professional Development // Blog Network // University of Notre Dame. Public speaking ranks as one of the top phobias for Americans however it is one of the most essential skills for grad students to master.

On the Notre Dame graduate school page for professional development the blog post, 10 Helpful Online Resources for Improving Public Speaking Skills posted on February 12, 2013 in Career Center by Jody, links to ten different articles with public speaking advice. Sources are as varied as Guy Kowasaki and Psychology Today. – kimmyboisestate

Whether it is giving presentations for colleagues in your department or at a national conference, teaching in front of undergrads, or giving a job talk, public speaking is a critical skill for grad students to practice and master.

10 Helpful Online Resources for Improving Public Speaking Skills // Graduate School Professional Development // Blog Network // University of Notre Dame

This article recommends ten articles, videos, and podcasts that provide tips and advice to help you reduce your anxiety and become a better presenter. This post was contributed by Charles Sipe, Executive Editor for Teacher Certification Degrees, a career site with dozens of interviews with current teachers and helpful teacher career resources. 1. “Giving an Academic Talk” Use virtual reality to overcome your fear of public speaking. Got a presentation coming up?

On website in the APPS section there was an srticle from ABHIMANYU GHOSHAL a new android app for publicspeaking on Google Cardboard. It gives you a room with ambient noise and active listeners, plus there's a way to integrate your own slides for presentation so they show up behind you. As of 4 months ago (6-27-2016) the free version of the app was still in development so it won't be helpful in my classroom yet! – kimmyboisestate

Between keeping your thoughts straight, sticking to the time limit and braving an audience, public speaking gigs can be daunting.

Use virtual reality to overcome your fear of public speaking

A new Android app for Google Cardboard aims to help you get over your fears by putting you in front of a virtual audience. Public Speaking for Cardboard lets you choose between two locations — a small conference room and a large auditorium — with animated audience members and ambient noise to simulate the experience of speaking on stage. You can also add your own presentation slides into the app so that they show up on the large screen behind you on stage, and there’s a screen to help you keep track of elapsed time. Once your deck is loaded and ready to go, you can practice running through your speech.

2 articles on wearable tech for public speaking

Teach Public Speaking Skills - TechnoKids News and Blog Posts. TechnoPresenter teaches public speaking skills Designed to develop public speaking skills, TechnoPresenter is the newest project release by TechnoKids Inc.

Published on TechnoKids News and Blogposts on Sept. 20, 2015, this blog entitled, Public Speaking Skills, details TechnoPresenter which can be integrated into any curriculum, nit just public speaking. – kimmyboisestate

In this project, students create an effective presentation and then learn how to capture the interest of an audience. With specific strategies and step-by-step lessons, students build the skills to become effective communicators. TechnoPresenter can be integrated into any curriculum area – social studies, science, history, geography, or health. The project is inquiry based: teachers select the topic for the presentation, then students formulate their own questions on which to focus their research. Finally, students are guided through the rehearsal and practice steps of the oral presentation.

Webtools. Which Web 2.0 tools can be used for Public Speaking Purposes?

This blog from Get Verbal published by the University of British Columbia looks at which Web 2.0 tools can be used for public speaking purposes. Be sure to click the question "How can these Web 2.0 Tools be used to maximize a student's speaking potential?" at the bottom of the blog for more info. – kimmyboisestate

In the past, the most common visual aids in the verbal classroom were overhead projection, blackboards, or maybe even handouts. However with the advent of the internet comes a new way to address the audience: video, video- streaming, and PowerPoint. Seferoglu (2008) tests how using video can increase the likely course objectives in a university- level English Second Language classroom. In his study, he surveys students before and after viewing a feature film. While many may not find the value in this form of teaching, Seferoglu maintains that watching a film with a clear objective allows students to heighten their awareness and understanding of the attribute. Much like Seferoglu, Dupagne, Stacks, and Giroux (2007) advise instructors to weigh the purpose of the video- streaming for their students. The last technology to be introduced is Microsoft’s PowerPoint. 8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers To Try This Summer.

A mix of web apps that can help you make presentations that are fun, eye catching, and engaging (great for students too)! In this month’s free online workshop, we’re learning about the wonderful variety of free digital presentation tools available on the Internet today, and ways we might use them in our classroom. For the last assignment, I want to let participants select from a list of applications we haven’t tried yet. I’ve been searching out new ones, as well as revisiting tools I’ve used before or known about, and I’ve listed a handful here. This interactive image is an example of a Glogster “poster” I tossed together in about 25 minutes, without any previous knowledge of using the tool. Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public Presentation. Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™ company and let us tell the world your success story.

Get Started » Bullet points are not your friend. Carmine Gallo, a keynote speaker, communication coach and the author of TALK LIKE TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of The World's Top Minds (St. Martin's Press, March 2014), says to avoid using them when you're giving a presentation if at all possible. Instead, he recommends taking a page out of astronaut Chris Hadfield's playbook. Gallo says he doesn't advocate you taking Hadfield's approach entirely to heart in a business setting, because text and charts are generally expected in a boardroom, but he says that "a visual/verbal balance" is key.

Related: 11 Top Tips for a Successful Technical Presentation. A few tricks about public speaking and stage technology. Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 11:19 am Preparing for my upcoming workshops on public speaking for Mozillians, I just collected a few tips and tricks when being on stage and thought it might be fun to share them here. Stage attire/clothing. 7 Trends in Public Speaking and Presentations (Part 2)

In this article by By Lisa B. Marshall, published originally in The Public Speaker November 21, 2013 and then posted to some trends are identified, one of which is the use of apps. – kimmyboisestate

Oral Presentations: Tips on How to Deliver a Speech for School or Work. 7 Public Speaking Tips From the World's Best Speakers & Presenters [SlideShare] It’s 7:54 on a frigid January morning in San Francisco. You’re waiting outside the Moscone Center, in a queue of several thousand people, many of whom have been camping out in the cold for over 12 hours. Use Technology.

On the website one can find public speaking tips, specifically a bulleted list of how tech fits into public speaking. Useful for teachers explaining or planning public speaking curriculum. – kimmyboisestate

8 New Rules Of Public Speaking. TED Talks, YouTube videos, and even new platforms like Periscope are all changing the ways we transmit and receive messages.

In this article posted on 8/25/2015 at, JONATHAN LI discusses 8 new rules of public speaking. The way he discusses them will resonate with high school students and I plan to use them! Rules like, "speak like you sing" and "practice doesn't make perfect" are exactly the kind of things my students need to hear! – kimmyboisestate

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The paper follows the evolution of a class meant to integrate new presentation technology into traditional public speaking class. – kimmyboisestate