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Posted on September 19, 2012 1:30 am
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Zafer Unal
Zafer Unal
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How to keep students engaged during student/group presentations
Try to keep all students actively involved. For example,
1 - while a student/group does a presentation, involve the other students in evaluating it.
2 - ask presenter to prepare questions for other students related to presentation, offer rewards for correct answers.
3 - Interrupt presentations and ask listeners to describe what they heard so far.
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Comments posted for this Tip: 9

Chelsea
Chelsea
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These tips are helpful for group presentations. I remember being back in middle school and having group projects. The anxiety about waiting to present, or the relief that the presentation was over was all I could think about. I would be too busy preparing my presentation in my head, or dwelling on how well I did rather than listening to other people's projects. Having other students take notes, fill out rubrics, or comment on other people's presentations forces them to pay attention and learn new information.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 10:11 pm

Jen
Jen
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Student involvement is a great idea. Everyone should have a job!
  Posted on: February 24, 2015 9:12 pm

aNuLyB
aNuLyB
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very helpful tips.
  Posted on: March 11, 2015 11:12 pm

WuGusa
WuGusa
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I think this is a great idea to keep students involved because if students are not involved they may not pay attention to the lesson and it can be a waste of time for everyone. I think whenever there is group work that we need to find away to keep everyone engaged even if they are not participate during the presentation.
  Posted on: September 28, 2015 10:42 pm

eSyTyt
eSyTyt
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This is a great idea, especially to get the other students involved.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 1:12 am

nydyra
nydyra
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I like the question and answer idea. It recalls information for memory as well as gets student participation.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 8:09 am

yseHug
yseHug
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I think that number two is a great way to get students to listen better. Having them actually participate and using rewards is a great idea. I know that I can get distracted and stop listening sometimes, but number three is also a really good one because no student wants to be embarrassed or called out so they will listen if they know a question is a possibility.
  Posted on: October 18, 2015 4:27 am

Chelsea
Chelsea
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These are great tips! I like the idea of having students evaluate other presentations. This gauntness that they will remain on task throughout the presentation.
  Posted on: February 23, 2016 10:08 pm

NaPeqe
NaPeqe
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It is good to get students involved. But I am not sure interrupting a student's presentation is the best way. Instead, put as a requirement for the presentation to have a "review section" where the students can take time to ask their classmates for a back brief. This way the student(s) giving the presentation don't lose their flow while giving it. Public speaking is one of the biggest fears for students. Interrupting will more than likely exacerbate this.
  Posted on: July 9, 2017 2:58 pm

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