FUN!!!!! #battledeck face off game 2 min presentations with slides that have never been seen before. vote on best presentation #flipcon15— Kate Baker (@KtBkr4) July 15, 2015
Battle Deck is also known as PowerPoint Karaoke and similar to PechaKutcha both of which I have no experience in doing. So I wonder how to bring this in to my classroom. Thanks to Stacy and Ken for resources below.
Here's a #battledeckinschool idea doc - too long to tweet! https://t.co/T3FsMaIXGd @KtBkr4 @mkarpovich @DaretoChem #flipcon15— Stacy Lovdahl (@braveneutrino) July 16, 2015
Here it is http://t.co/XUizJBVnnM My buddy @cogdog has amazing resources and is a sharer! https://t.co/nOxdWipq1V— Ken Bauer (@ken_bauer) July 17, 2015
I envision BattleDeck as a review activity for a unit or as an activity during our mini-unit on speeches. During our American Dream Unit, my freshmen read Of Mice and Men and The Declaration of Independence and read/view Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address, Steve Job's 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, and Ashton Kutcher's 2013 acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards in Curriculet. For each text, we discuss how the American Dream is defined and how the characters/speaker achieved the dream. We also, in the case of the speeches and historical documents, examine the rhetoric and structure of the speech and how the speech/document was tailored to a specific audience. I could incorporate Battle Deck as a way for my students to practice public speaking. While Battle Deck could devolve into a rip-roaring roll on the floor laughing moment, we could also use it to practice the delivery of a serious speech on a specific theme.
What ideas do you have for including Battle Deck in your class? Comment and let us know!