Sunday, May 3, 2009

30 Second Speeches - excellent!









Room 10 has begun researching their speech topics. While we are writing and researching our speeches we use our 30 second speech cards to gain confidence and have some fun. I have a box of speech topics and the students buddy up and choose a card each. They then spend a minute thinking about what they want to say and then give a brief speech on that topic. We do this about 3 times a week in the mornings before maths. This has really given a lot of the students more confidence and they are really having fun and being creative with their topics. If you can come up with some more 30 second speech card ideas it would be great if you could write a comment and let us know.
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11 comments:

  1. This is a really good idea. I know that my students would love to be able to do this activity.
    Mr. C

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  2. This is such a good idea, this is such a valuable tool to help strengthen communication skills.....I will be using this in my classroom soon, thanks.

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  3. I agree with the two teachers from USA its a very clever and simple yet very effective idea to have short movies like this online, they are fun to watch but also informative and a good visual aid. A great brainstorming moment.
    Room Eight, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton.

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  4. I think these speech cards are a great idea they help people to make thing up on the spot and they help build confidence

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  5. Thank you for commenting Quinn. I am glad you agree that this is a powerful learning tool. It is wonderful to see all the gains in confidence as time goes on. I am looking forward to building it up more so students end up talking to larger groups before the whole class speeches.

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  6. well miss f i like the way we do 30 second speech cards becouse it gets people more exceited with there speeches

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  7. It's great to hear you are enjoying this Bonnie ... Ka Pai

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  8. Shenae ( rm 10 student )May 5, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Well miss Feasy 30 second speech cards are a good way to practise comfidence for speeches.

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  9. This is a great idea and having such a short time limit means you can fit it in more easily on a regular basis.

    Thanks Miss F - I think I'll have to borrow your idea. This will be a good way to start using our Flip videos.

    Thank you to all of the students from Room 10 who have visited our class blog recently :-)

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  10. well miss f with 30 second speech cards are a good way to express your feelings to one another.

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  11. My brother says that this is a graet idea for gaining confidence for speeches.

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