Ever felt that you don’t know yourstudents very well as individuals.Is there a way to get to know yourstudents more?I teach Health and PE – 3 lessons over a sixday cycle.
My Solution:ModifiedPechakuchaPechakucha’s are a style ofpresenting. Formally they are 20slides each shown for 20 seconds.
Modify it to suit your needs.You can stipulate length of time for slides or not.You can change the length of the presentation.Have verbal or non verbal elements.Modified Pechakucha’s
With my form class.In term two.My first use was 2012.
My second use was 2013with BYOD classWith my health class. Due tochanges in our timetablingsystem.In term two.
First I presented my own Pechakucha to the class.To showcase what I wanted students to create andhow I wanted them to present.Positive role modelling.Built confidence as it was a basic presentation.How I did it.
CREATE A PRESENTATION ABOUTYOURSELF.Goal of your presentation: to share things aboutyourself, that others in your class may not know aboutyou so that they can get to know you.My Student Guidelines
2-3 minutes onlyNot a huge homework task.Seems easier to complete by having a short time limit.Time Limit
Photos and/or writing about:Your familyYour siblingsYour childhoodTraveling you might have donehobbies and interestscareer goalOther future aspirationsSomething quirky/funny about themselvesGive them ideas of what they couldinclude..
I encourage the girls to talk through their presentation. E.g.explain who people in their photo’s are etc.I don’t require them to write it down like a formal speechbut to talk in a more open and in relaxed way.To give opportunities to practice public speaking in a nonthreatening and non assessed environment.To Speak or Not to SpeakThat is the question!!!
You could very easily take the verbal aspect out towork on other skills e.g. movie production etcOrLimit how much verbal is required throughout to helpthose students who struggle with public speaking.To Speak or Not to SpeakThat is the question!!!
I don’t have time in my programmeto use my lessons for this???Computer rooms are often availableduring form times…Computer Access????
My form class spent a week in a computer lab in formtime.I helped those students who had never done thisbefore.My focus was not on amazing presentations on ppoint,but rather getting to know each other.What I did…
Each morning or every couple of days we would have 1-2students present.This spread it out across a term.Have a general plan of when each student is presentingbut be prepared to change when students are absent.Rule: All students should be ready to present at any time.Anyone can ask the student questions at the end.Presenting Them
Stipulate what programme you want students to use. Ppoint is good asmost people or schools have it.Get them to email it to you by a due date. Then you have it saved.Be prepared to offer help when they require it.Encourage students experienced with the program to go beyond thebasics of putting words on a page.A great opportunity for experienced students to lead those lessexperienced in an informal setting.Be prepared to take your laptop to form times for the presentations.Tips for use withNon BYOD classes
Stipulate what program you want them to use.Think through when they are going to present them.Ensure you have the right equipment to connect to theprojector e.g. ipad 4 adaptor is different to ipad 3!!!Get them emailed to youSome Tips for use with BYOD classes.
Students didn’t find it a major task to complete andtherefor were more motivated.Some students had never used ppoint before(I am atsecondary school), they enjoyed having theopportunity to learn to use it without it beingassessed.My Findings…..
Students shared far more than I expected (in a good way).I really enjoyed students having the confidence to sharetheir hobbies and interests without being judged.Students loved me and others asking questions aboutsome of their experiences and interests at the end.The students would remind me about the presentationsrather than me forcing them!