PECHAKUCHA: 20X20. Perfect for presentations in your​ classroom.

PECHAKUCHA is the name of a presentation format based on simplicity, efficiency, and efficacy.

Most of the time, we as spectators usually get bored because of the presentation document, the speaker way of talking or even the presentation is too long to keep attention. With PECHAKUCHA that is not possible to happen because the speaker has to limit itself to a closed format: 20 images (slides) and 20 seconds per each.

If you show your students this idea and put into practice with them, they will able to perform a presentation in a truly professional way. It also helps to empower public speaking and language skills.

ELEVATOR PITCH; you only have 20 secs…

Have you ever thought about the possibility of bumping into the person who wants to invest in your project inside an elevator? If the answer is yes, what would You tell her or him? This is an ELEVATOR PITCH

 

The Elevator Picht is a teaching method that helps children to present an idea, focussing on the essence of the idea. It is about trying to sell the project children have been working on to a business person who could invest in it. All the conversation takes place inside an elevator and the owner of the project only has 20/30 seconds to catch the investor’s attention. This way of presenting is truly useful because it learns to children how important it is focussing on the create a huge impact on the spectator in order to spread out an idea.

Chit-chatting school material

On this occasion, Year 5 students turned their school material into a special kind of puppets in order to create dialogues in German. Books, scissors and pencil cases came to life and chatted away happily asking each other questions about names, age and hometown…

Videotaping dialogues is possibly one of the most valuable resources in the classroom because it implies a lot of different learning processes. For this activity in particular, students (in groups of three or pairs) had to write down, practice and learn by heart their dialogues. As always, special attention was paid to pronunciation and intonation. Creativity took on the design of a set of eyes that would turn the different school items into the talkative and lively fellows you can see in the videos.

Students put time and effort into the activity to create videos they could be proud of. The aim, though, was not to attain flawless perfection. Having fun and learning was the main goal – and that was definitely achieved.

By: Lucía Rodríguez Cuenca

Colegio Santísima Trinidad: Our school.

Our school is composed of 911 students and 52 teachers. It covers all the levels of the Spanish Educational System. The school is divided into two buildings: one of them is for pre-primary, elementary (primary), middle school and secondary (first and second grade). The other one is for the high school (secondary, third and fourth grade), A-levels and vocational education. A typical day in primary school starts at 9:00 and ends at 14:00 whereas in higher levels it usually starts at 8:05 and ends at 14:10.

 

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There are also before and after school programmes, canteen and after-school clubs; so students have the possibility to extend their schedule in the school from 7:30 until 18:00.

During school time, our students have a really good time playing in the playgrounds and enjoying their lessons.

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We are so happy to grow together, and you are always welcome to visit us!

 

Norway – our school

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At our school we have two football pitches, a volleyball court and we have tabletennis. We also have snowball targets.

 

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This is our base. Here we usually tend to relax while we eat food. We have a sofa. Some tend to sit here playing cards.

 

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This is the cafeteria, it is being served food here every school day. Its wery good food there plus there’s Litago (chocolate milk).

We don’t have enough seats in the cafeteria for everyone in the school, so many students sit in their hallways, or in the stairs.

 

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We have three floors in this school, one for each class.

 

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This is our classroom. Here we sit for 45 minutes and listen to the teacher talking about things we will learn.

Written by 10. grade students.