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.