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Keywords: Virtual Reality, Public Speaking,
Subject(s): Information Skills, Service Learning, Grammar, Speech and Language, English/Language Arts
Grades 11 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Alexander Central High School, Taylorsville, NC
Planned By: Diane McPherson
Original Author: Diane McPherson, Taylorsville
Have students upload pdf format of senior presentation slide show from computer to iPod. Allow students to break off into groups of 2-3 with one Virtual Reality (VR) headset per group. Students will then enter into the "conference room" of the Virtual Speech app and activate "Analyse" feature to begin presentation. Students must speak allowed their presentation. Student one gives speech while student 2 watches hand gestures and body movement. Once speech is complete, student 1 reads allowed data collected from analyse feature: Eye contact, volume, fluency, and time. Student 1 should repeat speech and analyse again. Students switch places. Student 3 takes a turn if applicable.
Comments
Speech is based off of Junior research paper and senior project aligned with research.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Technology/English, Curriculum associated with research.
Follow-Up
Give speech in classroom with peers while getting feedback from rubric.
Materials: MP3 Players, Headsets, Integrating Technology, Speech and Language