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EduHound Weekly: August 25, 2005

EduHound Weekly: August 25, 2005

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: PUBLIC SPEAKING

" It is the vice of our public speaking that it has not abandonment. Somewhere, not only every orator but every man should let out all the length of all the reins; should find or make a frank and hearty expression of what force and meaning is in him."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Spotlight Site of the Week!  
McGraw Hill's Public Speaking Site
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/pubspeak/
This site will take you through the speech-making process step-by-step or allow you to select the information you need. The tutorial provides five areas: selecting a topic, locating and evaluating resources, preparing the speech, speaking to an audience and listening to speeches.
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Additional Sites:

Allyn & Bacon's Public Speaking Website
Contains six modules about the process of public speaking -- Assess, Analyze, Research, Organize, Deliver and Discern.
http://www.abacon.com/pubspeak/

The Art of Public Speaking Student Resources
Links to reference resources includes language centers, calculators, maps, science tables and various countries.
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/lucas/student/

Strategies to Succeed in Public Speaking
Includes goals, success requirements, preparations, resources, and related information.
http://www.school-for-champions.com/speaking.htm

American Rhetoric
An impressive index of thousands of famous speeches.
http://www.americanrhetoric.com

JUDI'S CORNER

This week features a PBS Online NewsHour report:

PBS Online NewsHour: No Child Left Behind
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/education/nclb/
As students prepare to return to school and four years after the federal No Child Left Behind act was signed into law, administrators, teachers and elected officials in many states are struggling to keep up with increasing levels of performance required under the act...


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