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The video I selected was on the non-verbal techniques used to deliver an effective public speech. This coincides with my group’s selected learning resource, “How to design and deliver an effective presentation”, as public speaking is one of the significant components of effective presentations. 

Prompt one 

The video engages a learner-material interaction as it does not require teachers and students to coordinate throughout its content delivery. Furthermore, the video focuses on a more user-generated interaction. It does so by encouraging learners to deeply reflect on the material rather than pushing them towards a response or the need to complete a specific task before moving to further stages of the video. 

Prompt three

After watching the video, the students will have a firm grasp on four essential body language tips for public speakers:

  • Have your palms open.
  • Keep your body open.
  • Know your stage.
  • Don’t touch the podium.

In order to apply their newly learned knowledge, students will comment and reflect on why these tips are essential to the success of a speaker. In doing so, learners will reinforce the concepts and help build cognitive links to aid in future applications and information organization. This activity will take place on a blog-based app called Padlet, in which students can add posts to a prompt that is viewable by both the teacher and other students.     

Prompt four

The activity from prompt three will be purely based on formative assessment. More specifically, students will use a proficiency scale (emerging, developing, applying and extending) from which they will access their engagement and grasp on the material. The students’ self-reflection will then help teachers enhance and improve the design of the activity as well as get an understanding of the learner’s position to help better supplement their learning. The medium students will use to assess their engagement will be a shared google doc of the proficiency scale that they can duplicate and share with the teacher.

Prompt seven 

I believe the video addresses many potential barriers for learners as it allows students to move through the material at their own pace by pausing the video or rewatching excerpts. Furthermore, the video was developed by a professional public speaker, so he speaks clearly, enunciates, and uses pauses, so the material is easy to understand. In addition, the video provides captions, so ELL and hard-of-hearing students can follow the video better. However, one way to further supplement inclusivity with the video is to use Spechtexter, which transfers the speech from the video to a text script, allowing learners to have the information compiled in a more concrete and viewable manner.