Mini Pecha Kucha

Mini Pecha Kucha
Time Frame:
Varies depending on prior knowledge
Students create summaries in the style of a shortened Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha's typically have presenters using 20 slides that each show for 20 seconds. In our version the teacher or students could modify the number of slides and the timing. There are several suggested formats below for this, though variation and creativity should be encouraged. It takes students about 10 seconds to read 2 sentences/explain 2 bullets, so you can adjust your timing based on about how much students will have to say for each slide. This could be used to Jigsaw learning, to review a unit, or as a preview activity to jumpstart interest in an upcoming unit.
1) Students summarize/organize content

Optional - Storyboarding

2) Students find/create images to illustrate each segment

3) Students use Photostory (PowerPoint, Keynote, iMovie, MovieMaker, etc. will work too) to create presentation
  • Upload images
  • Record Audio
  • Save and Export
4) Upload to wiki (wmv, not wp3)

Optional - Use the wiki's Discussion tab for students to comment on each other's topic (or on their presentation of the topic)

Organization/Structure "Recipes"
  • 3 Slides:
    • Beginning
    • Middle
    • End
  • 3 Slides:
    • Conflict
    • Tension
    • Resolution
  • 3 Slides:
    • Problem
    • Possible solutions
    • Decision, Solution, or Outcome
  • 5 Frame Story:
    • 1st photo: establish characters and location (ex. you and your classroom or lab).
    • 2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen.
    • 3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation.
    • 4th photo: build to probable outcomes
    • 5th photo: have a logical, but surprising, end.
  • 7-Slide SolutionTM (Check these with the book and modify for language our students are familiar with.)
    • Slide 1: The hook
    • Slide 2: The backstory
    • Slide 3: Consequences and implications
    • Slide 4: Climax of problem
    • Slide 5: Decision / Turning Point
    • Slide 6: Resolution
    • Slide 7: What's next
  • Other sequencing options
    • Order of importance (or reverse order)
    • Order of events (chronological)
    • Natural order
    • Climactic order
    • Reverse order
    • Flashback
    • Spatial order
    • Process order
    • Classification order/ Order of generality
    • Causes/Effects
    • Similarities/Differences (Compare/Contrast)
    • Examples to idea
    • Idea to examples
    • Reasons for followed by rebuttal of opposing view
Social Studies GLCE's
  • What GLCE's or other objectives does this activity/lesson project meet?
Ignite* Multimodal communication
  • Photostory and Wiki Skills
How will you assess the students learning?
Please identify opportunities for differentiation.


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