- Lynn Ann Wiscount, Vince Mariner, Erin Halovanic
- Applied Science, Arts and Humanities, Business and Communication, Career and Technical Education, English Language Arts, History, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Social Science
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School, Career / Technical
- Creative Commons Attribution
Participants will use the resources in POWER Library to locate and retrieve images to illustrate a specific topic or subject using a Pecha Kucha.
- Participants will use the resources in POWER Library to locate, retrieve and download images to illustrate a specific topic / subject.
- Participants will use presentation software to create a Pecha Kucha from the images that were downloaded from the POWER Library resources.
- Participants will present to a small group their Pecha Kucha along with a summarization of each slide.
Pecha Kucha (the Japanese word for Chit-Chat) is a presentation format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. This 6 minute 40 second format allows the presentation to be concise and fast-paced. Each slide should advance automatically. Presenter(s) will need to summarize and present the information based on the image that is shown. For an example of a Pecha Kucha visit Marine Biology: The Wonders of the Ocean
- Divide your students into small groups. Each small group will develop a Pecha Kuchca style presentation.
- Provide each group a topic they will research using the POWER Library resources.
- Each small group will locate 20 images that align to their topic. These images will need to be downloaded to be used in a digital presentation via presentation software.
- Groups should outline and arrange the images in an order that makes sense to them for presenting.
- Each group will collaborate in writing a simple outline for the big ideas or fun facts about each slide. This step allows the group to gather their thoughts and plan out their presentation. The final presentation should be done without notes.
- Groups should remember to cite the image sources.
- Once a group has completed their Pecha Kucha presentation and has gathered all their thoughts, they will present it to the rest of the class.
POWER Library resources that can be used for this activity:
- POWER Library AP Images
- POWER Library Science Reference Center
- POWER Library PA Photos and Documents
- Any other POWER Library e-resource that contains images can also be used.
Other suggested sites:
Presentation software examples:
- Examples of presentation software includes:
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Google Slides
- Zoho Show
- Included in this lesson are instructions for creating the Pecha Kucha template in both Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides.
- If there is no timer feature included in the presentation program you are utilizing, you can use a timer to ensure that the slides are changed every 20 seconds.
- This activity provides an effective way of teaching summarizing. It also promotes collaborative learning.
Guidelines for setting up your Pecha Kucha in PowerPoint
Below is the process of setting up a PowerPoint Presentation to work with a Pecha Kucha.
- Open PowerPoint
- In the slide view, right-click on the first slide on the left and select Layout and Blank. This will create a blank canvas for you to work with.
- Right-click on the slide again and select Duplicate. This will create another slide.
- Since the Duplicate function is already in the memory of PowerPoint, use the shortcut of CTRL-Y to repeat the duplicate 18 mote times for a total of 20 slides.
- Select all slides by using the CTRL-A and then click on the Transitions Tab
- Select Fade in the timing area
- Set the advance slide area to 20 seconds.
- This can be saved as a temple that can be shared.
Guidelines for setting up your Pecha Kucha in Google Slides
Below is the process of setting up a Google Slide Presentation to work with a Pecha Kucha.
- Open Google Slides
- In the slide view, right-click on the first slide on the left and select Apply Layout, Select the Blank layout. This will create a blank canvas for you to work with.
- Right-click on the slide again and select Duplicate Slide. This will create another slide.
- Since the Duplicate function is already in the memory of Google Slides, use the shortcut of CTRL-Y to repeat the duplicate 18 more times for a total of 20 slides.
- Select all slides by using the CTRL-A and then click on the SlideTab and then select Animation.
- In the Slide Transition area set the transition to Fade and then move the slider to slow.
- To change the timing when presenting, select settings and using the drop down in the auto advance area change the timing to every 15 or 30 seconds.