The skilled communication competency requires the student to process multiple ideas and express a logical coherent argument in order to connect ideas using multiple modalities. There is student choice when it comes to what mode and tool they will use. The students need to express ideas using a high DOK level explaining their thinking and reasoning. They not only state their idea but they also need to justify their claim based on evidence. Students justification and explanation of ideas is determined by audience and students discern what they need to show based upon that audience. Using mulit-modalities gives students a platform to add depth to descriptions.
I plan on implementing these ideas for my students power point presentations. I am going to amend my rubric and include the requirement for multi-modalities as well as explaining their audience and why they chose to create their presentation the way they did.