According the the above website, “PechaKucha is a presentation format for creative work originally devised in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein-Dytham Architecture in Tokyo, Japan. The name derives from a Japanese term for the sound of conversation or chit-chat.”
I first heard about Pecha Kucha from some of my fellow G.T. teachers, and was fascinated by the concept – a presentation of 20 slides with 20 seconds for each slide. At the time, I was already caught up with end-of-the-school-year projects, and did not have a spare moment to do more research. This summer, I ran across this great blog post that gives 10 great suggestions for how to create an awesome Pecha Kucha.
I love the idea of giving this option to my students – particularly for their Genius Hour projects. I also think this is a great way for teachers to introduce a new topic – or even review one. Or, you can do what the professionals do, have a “Pecha Kucha Night” at which your student present their most inspirational slideshows. If you can think of any other ideas for Pecha Kucha in the classroom, I would love to see your comments!