Pecha Kucha Presentations

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Peer Evaluation Forms

Please sign up for a Pecha Kucha presentation date on the Google Spreadsheet for your section:

  1. 5 presentation slots per class are available on five dates.
  2. Please do not erase anyone else's name.
  3. Dates are available starting Feb 2nd, the last date is Feb 23rd.
  4. This assignment is DUE NLT March 11th.
  5. Use this online peer evaluation form to provide feedback.

What is a Pecha Kucha?

  1. A 20 slide multimedia presentation, narrated for 20 seconds per slide or a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.
  2. Learn more on WikiPedia.
  3. See an example, "What I Hope You Learned in this Class" (by Wesley Fryer, spring 2010)
  4. More examples from

Why Create Pecha Kucha Presentations?

  1. We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint (NYT 26 April 2010)
  2. PowerPoint Abuse - Presentation Zen is an answer!
  3. Intro Video: Life After Death By PowerPoint (4 min, 24 sec)

Technology 4 Teachers (T4T) by Wesley A. Fryer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a work at

Assignment Steps

  1. Select 20 images / photos using a copyright friendly image source (save the URL / website as you go - see sources below)
  2. Build your presentation:
    1. Download those 20 images to a folder on your computer. (REMEMBER TO SAVE HIGH RESOLUTION VERSIONS!)
    2. Create a new PowerPoint with all 20 images (Insert-Pictures-Photo Album. You can select as many files as you want from your folders.)
    3. Either:
      1. Include a final credits slide, listing websites you used
      2. Include the link/URL to your pictures on each slide.
  3. Optional: Upload your presentation to Google Docs (as a Google Presentation) - Make sure you save your PowerPoint as a PPT 2003-2007 file - Google Docs does not like .pptx files!

Copyright Friendly Image Sources

See the resource page: Talk with Media - Using Copyright-Friendly Images

  1. Flickr Creative Commons
  2. Compfight - 1 page PDF handout available
  3. More image search sources from Storychasers
  4. More image search sources from Joyce Valenza: Playing with Images
  5. Google Images Advanced Search does permit filtering by license


  1. How to Use Compfight to Save Images and their website addresses (5 min screencast - also use the 1 page handout!)
  2. Make a PowerPoint with 20 photos FAST (2 min screencast)
  3. Creative Commons and Flickr (blog post)