What is Iron Chef?
It is a quick-paced slide show presentation in which student groups of 3-5 collaborate on a small group of slides to present a concept. The slides use the Frayer model to break up the information.
One quadrant defines the concept.
Another provides facts or characteristics of the concept.
Another shows examples of the concept in action.
The non-examples end up being the 'secret ingredient' and students provide something cool to share about themselves.
After 20 minutes everyone stops and the presentations begin. Each person gets 30 seconds to present 1 slide.
This starts working great when students begin to ask questions of the presenter and the magic happens.
Iron Chef and Touchjet Pond's
After students work collaboratively on their slide presentations, they return to their home group of five students and present on their findings.
Students present on their information quickly as experts and then field questions from their group. As I walk the room I hear great explanations of the concepts and then students start asking deep questions and students answer them well.
Student reviews of the Touchjet Ponds
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