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Posted on February 21, 2019 10:28 pm
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Group presentations
After my class completes a group project I usually ask who wants to present/speak out of the group then after the student presents I ask if the others wanted to add anything. Is this the right way to go about presentations or should I have everyone say something?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 21, 2019 11:33 pm

PaZume
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In my opinion, I believe that everyone in the group should have some sort of participation during the presentation portion of the group project. To ensure that this happens, you could assign each student a specific section of the group project that they need to research and complete and/or allow the students to decide amongst themselves who is going to research and complete each different section. When it comes time to present the project, have each student in the group present the section that he/she has researched and completed.
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Solution 2
Posted February 22, 2019 1:27 am

zuMuGe
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It might be useful to have all the students present/speak during the presentation because then you know that everyone played a roll and helped out. In my opinion and what I have seen in the past is that, one student will do all the work and present and then everyone else in the group gets an A even though they did not contribute. I would have the group assign different sections of the presentation, that way it allows all members to speak and hold responsibility for their part. I have also found that making sure students are given a rubric is very useful that way they know exactly what is expected for the group as well as them individually.
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buQyme
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Although this is a true situation 9/10. Some students have fear of public speaking and are shy. So all of the students in the group could have helped out in some way; but they are not just vocal about their part.
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Solution 3
Posted February 23, 2019 9:29 pm

HaJeRe
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I don't think that this is the best way to go about group presentations. Maybe each student could choose a topic of their presentation they wish to research and then each student is responsible to present about their topic. This is essential because students need to develop public speaking skills.
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Solution 4
Posted February 23, 2019 5:08 pm

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First, ask the presenting group what they believe their glows and grows are. This allows them to reflect before receiving comments. Then the teacher should allow additional comments from the class.
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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2019 3:57 pm

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I think that your students probably appreciate the fact that you are providing them with the option to speak, although, public speaking is a huge skill that students are required to have. I recommend you going over expectations of the project and the lesson prior to assigning the project and allowing the students to split up. If the students are aware of your expectations, they will usually take on roles they may not be completely comfortable with for the good grade, or they will be aware why the group received a poor grading.
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Solution 6
Posted February 24, 2019 11:51 pm

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Personally, I feel that forced interaction isn't beneficial when working between groups. However, full participation from each group member is key. I believe having everyone say something will give them a chance to really speak their mind and possibly bring up a point that no one had said or thought of. Different perspectives on a topic can be extremely helpful for the entire class.
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Solution 7
Posted February 24, 2019 11:19 pm

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I think it's important for every students to share aloud some part of the presentations, so I would assign each student a part of the project and have students share aloud their portion of the presentation. This allows every student to share and doesn't put it all on one particular student.
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Solution 8
Posted March 19, 2019 9:02 pm

ybabaJ
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In my opinion, it is important that all students speak about something that they contributed to the project. This way the teacher is able to hear each student and ensure they all understand, comprehend, and have contributed to the project.
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Solution 9
Posted February 25, 2019 12:30 am

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Solution 10
Posted February 25, 2019 10:27 pm

LuSaNa
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I believe assigning roles to the presentation and making sure all students have the opportunity to speak would be beneficial.
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Solution 11
Posted July 7, 2019 6:11 pm

sygaru
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Some of the solutions on this post have touched on having everyone participate during presentation as opposed to what the original poster was doing, but I wanted to touch a little more on why this is a good idea.
Forcing students to speak during a group presentation ensures equal participation among the group, as opposed to letting one student carry the team. Many students dislike being part of a group where certain people don't participate, and is seen as unfair. If a teacher doesn't have their students report their contribution to the team either, then having only one person talk means that the teacher has no indication of how equally the work is distributed. Having one student do all the work is highly unfair in a group project.
This approach also forces more reclusive or shy students to break their shell, if only for a few minutes. This is a good way to slowly build their social and public speaking skills, and it never hurts to simultaneously build academic skills and skills that aren't taught in school. These students will need some amount of social skills in the future anyways, so forcing them to talk now will help them in the future.
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Solution 12
Posted February 25, 2019 6:07 pm

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I think this is okay if not only one student is asking/answering questions. If you can see that only the same kids are answering all the time, if not you can call on other students or pick at random.
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