Weather Phenomenon Slideshow (or other media) Presentation
- Your group will be assigned a weather phenomenon (from the following list) to study and present.
- Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, Ice Storms, Microbursts, Thunderstorms, Lightning, Floods
- Information about how your weather phenomenon/disaster is formed
- Effects during and after the storm/disaster passes
- Precautionary measures and Safety procedures that should be taken
- What types of weather symbolism do we see on weather maps when one is here?
- Case Study - This means you have to find an example of when one of these disasters occurred/hit. Include information about where it occurred, what year, what were the effects, and what people did or learned from the experience.
- You should have a presentation that is supported by important slides
- However, don’t use the slides as a crutch for not knowing your material
- You should K.I.S.S.
- Keep It Simple Smartie!
- Cheesy Effects do not help your presentation
- Waiting for information is a waste of time
- Animations can take away from your presentation, use them sparingly
- Sound effects combined with effects/animations is even worse
- Choose slide colors carefully
- Think about how the color combinations you choose are going to look to your audience
- Just because you like the color doesn’t make it the best choice for a presentation
- Make sure your font size is appropriate (not too big or too small)
- Use only a few words per slide
- No paragraphs! No reading! Keep your audience in mind.
- No copy and paste from your sources! This is cheating and it is boring!
- Visuals are more important than words on your slides - remember to cite and link these - use images through creative commons sources. No copyrighted images!
Options for presentation tools...
- Google Slides (this allows you to share with group members so you can all edit from any device) ** Teacher-Preferred method**
- Keynote (not as easy to share between users)
- iMovie or YouTube Editor; create slides first within Keynote/Google Slides or use images (CC) and recorded voice
- Garage Band; create slides within Keynote and/or use images (CC) and recorded voice
- Other - see me with your ideas