It’s Pronounced Peh-cha Koo-Cha

Funny name. Serious presentation style. (schlotzskys)

I don’t know that I would ever use Pecha Kucha to present to students, but I would and already have asked students to do so. By doing one myself, I realized how valuable it is terms of selecting images with a purpose and preparing a talk.

Last week, I asked students to select one image that represented their thinking on the subject we had been studying (terrorism). The students put the image into a Google Presentation that I shared with all of them. Then, the slides were set to a 30 second timer. As soon as one kid finished, the next kid stood up, began speaking and walked to the front of the room. A cool thing to come out of this was getting kids to speak from different parts of the room and not talking to the screen. The kids were really proud of themselves and gave themselves a genuine round of applause at the end.

Fun and meaningful. Jason’s and my presentation for class on the NETS standards is below.

One comment

  • uuu
    October 2, 2012 - 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Actually, it’s pronounced “peh-cha-k’cha”. That “u” sound is so tiny in Japanese, it’s not even a schwa.

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