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Metaphoria – the Pecha Kucha Version!

Alright, time for me to switch it up a bit. I know much of what I write here has been in rather a formal voice – some might say wordy or stodgy!  :-)  So I thought I’d pop in this small post which is similar in theme to this previous post.

This Pecha Kucha presentation was developed for a session at the ECOO 2010 conference in Toronto and was replicated the other evening for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach’s PLP event.

I decided to put in video format. It’s short. Less than seven minutes.

Enjoy!

(Oh yes, in deference to accuracy, many of the examples I use are similes not metaphors!) How’s that Adam? ;)

Have you ever tried the Pecha Kucha format with your students?  It’s awesome.  I got the idea originally from Garr Reynold’s book – Presentation Zen. It’s very difficult but has some excellent benefits.  The format is basically 20 slides/20 seconds and they should auto-advance. The slides should be well-designed – mostly graphical and so aimed at the right brain. The ‘speech’ for the left.

Try it!

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About Peter Skillen

Peter Skillen is Manager of Professional Learning at the YMCA of Greater Toronto in Canada. He has been involved in technology supported, inquiry-based learning since the mid 1970s–particularly as it relates to learner agency, passion, & cognitive intent. Peter blogs at The Construction Zone.

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