After spending some time at Heysham High School working with Y9 – Y11 students taking part in the Digital Advantage programme late last year, I was also asked to come and give a short presentation to a group of Y9 Business Studies students. As part of their coursework, they had to research a local business.
I wanted them to be engaged and interested in what I had to say and for it to be a two-way conversation. From chatting with the Digital Advantage group and the class teacher I had an idea of the things I could mention that they could relate to and/or have an interest in. The video clips and questions weaved throughout the presentation meant that it wasn’t just me at the front of the room talking at them.
Take a look at the presentation I created using Prezi here: https://prezi.com/view/hLYdJ6coXCCV9WhVC3Tr/
You never know when you say ‘Any Questions?’ at the end if you will get any raised hands but I did – even one from a student who had said beforehand that he would be too shy to ask a question.
It was a pleasure to share the room with these teenagers for 30 minutes. The teacher mentioned that in a separate class discussion a student asked why I would set a business up here…I’ll cover that in another blog post 🙂