PechaKucha

When I first read this I automatically thought Pacha Ibiza, maybe because I was there in May or that’s my frame of mind, I don’t know, but looking at what this actually is and seeing examples of how effective or in some cases non effective it can be I began to think how this could be useful in my classroom.

As a math teacher I’m very much accustomed to teaching and learning in the way that I focus on the concepts and allow my students to practice. Since changing schools from a British system I am beginning to think about how to make my lessons more inquiry based and I think PechaKucha may be a great way to try this. ¬†A 20 seconds-20 slide show which invokes thinking and independence in a way specific to the audience allows for great collaboration and in effect successful problem solving.

I watched my first PechaKucha from a guy called Jeremy Fuksa ‘My social graph is getting weird’.

I was instantly drawn to his minimalistic but effective slides and humorous interaction with his audience, so in effect my inspiration to create and deliver¬†my first PechaKucha and have decided to present on the illusive “wow factor’ in the classroom.

I’m hoping this will be a promising start in my journey of using PechaKucha to deliver more inquiry based lessons in my classroom and more importantly getting the kids to do most of the work.

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