Many teachers are using 21st century tools to increase the amount of student speaking options. With digital tools, the audience grows from the 29 other students in the classroom to, potentially, thousands and millions. Here are simple ways to do this.
So much simpler than creating a slideshow with PowerPoint, Buncee.com is a terrific way to create presentations. It is easy to build engaging slides with images and, importantly, easy to record your own audio and video to include. See an example here.
Forget poster board and tri-fold tagboard brochures. Make an online poster at GlogsterEDU. Students can design the board, add pictures/documents/decorations, and most importantly, add audio and/or video of themselves speaking. Here’s an example: http://erikpalmer.edu.glogster.com/pretzel/
At Blabberize, images can be uploaded and animated. You select a picture, adjust the mouth, and record your voice. Again, the finished product can be emailed or embedded. For example (and you may need to be patient while it loads): https://youtu.be/I3qMDWz-v38