Here is a tip for teams that want to include a short video clip as part of their presentation. You will need to “rate” your video so that it can be viewed on the school network. After you upload your video to www.vimeo.com, under SETTINGS, go to DISTRIBUTION, scroll down to CONTENT RATING and set rating to “ALL AUDIENCES.”
Then simply share the vimeo link when you send your presentation to email@example.com.
Remember that the time of the video counts against your presentation time.
The News Literacy Project is an organization that helps students learn to tell media fact from fiction.
Among other resources, they have a crop of videos that may be very useful for your student debaters. I watched the one entitled Double Check Your Facts and got most of the quiz questions wrong! Hah!
Watch the video and see how well you do.
For more information on The News Literacy Project and what they offer:
A teacher asked this great Cross-Examination question:
Why do we have to post our questions the day before when we don’t know what the “holes” in the other team may be? Why can’t we have a team member, who is listening intently, come up with the questions as the debate is going on?
Here is the Rebuttal: Continue Reading →
Helping your team to come up with the cross-exam questions can be one of the most confusing parts of the debate (which is actually a good thing because it means they are thinking critically!) and so it is helpful to have some guidelines and question starters ready.
Here are some ways to start out a good cross-exam question: Continue Reading →