SOS: PechaKucha

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.


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PechaKucha is a presentation format that was developed by architects in Tokyo in 2003. The idea behind this presentation style is to show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the presenter leverages these images as they talk. This is an effective strategy to help students summarize information and present it in a simple and engaging format. Working in groups, students will use images from Discovery Education to create a PechaKucha presentation.



  • After learning about Simple Machines, students will work together to present a PechaKucha style presentation.
  • Download 20 images from Discovery Education that represent simple machines and print them on individual pieces of paper (large size). Here are a few image examples:
  • Give each student an image. Explain to students that they must come up with a twenty second presentation based on the image.
  • Have each student present their image for 20 seconds. You may want to use a timer to keep track of time.
  • Once the PechaKucha presentation is complete, review the images and have a whole group discussion about what they learned, what questions they have or how they may have presented certain images differently.



  • Select a topic that matches your curriculum.
  • Find 20 images that match your topic using Discovery Education and download the large size on individual pieces of paper.
  • Provide each student with an image. Explain that they must create a 20 second presentation based on the image.
  • Have each student present their image PechaKucha style

You can take the challenge by:

  • Implementing this strategy and letting us know how it went by posting a comment below.
  • Using this strategies in your grade level planning discussions and/or professional development and reporting your events. (Remember we consider an event anytime 3 or more educators gather together… doesn’t have to be in a computer lab… could be sitting around the lunch table)
  • Photocopying the flier and distributing it in your colleague’s boxes and/or posting it to your own BulleDEN board.

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  1. heidimorgan said:

    I love this format. We just read a Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure by Lila Perl and students are really into learning about Ancient Egypt. Students researched on Discovery Streaming Plus and are ready for their PechaKucha next week!

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