PechaFlickr: Think Creatively

PechaFlickr: Think Creatively

Would you like bring more creative activities into your classroom with a bit of technology touch?

Here is a cool tool that you can get your students thinking creatively and improvise at the same time. PechaFlickr is a tool that automatically creates a slideshow consisting 20 random Flickr photos with the tag that you have written. Each photo is displayed on the screen for only 20 seconds. This is just like the PechaKucha presentation. If you prefer, you can use the advanced setting to change the timing or the number of slides.

This can be used in class to improve a coherent presentation from images we have never seen before. The students can made up a story using the images on the screen. Each student can say one thing related to each picture. The students can take notes on the things that they have seen on each picture and then share their ideas. This is certainly a great challenge for our students to try to talk about something as they relate them to the pictures on the screen. Give it a go with your students, you and they will love it.

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Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at