Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint

Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint

As I prepare for my presentation this week at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on “Presenting with Pecha Kucha,” my colleagues have repeatedly asked me, “What is Pecha Kucha?” The short answer is it’s a great presentation style that gets students thinking and learning, not reading slides. A longer one might be to explain that the term comes from the Japanese words for “chit chat,” so as you might guess this unique presentational style embraces a more conversational tone. But more importantly, it is transforming presentations as we know them. (…)

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4 Best Practices in Implementing Game-Based Learning

Are you seeking a high-engagement makeover for some content you’re required to teach? Do you need an organizational structure for individually-paced hybrid learning? Gamification might be just what you are looking for. (…)

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The Characteristics of a Highly Effective Learning Environment

Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean? (…)

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