Monday, February 25, 2013

Haiku Deck for Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Haiku Deck has had a lot of visibility lately, so I had to check it out.  This iPad app allows the user to create slideshows (called Decks) with a minimal amount of text.  We have been proponents of this for a long time in our own classrooms, as it allows students to verbalize what they know, as opposed to reading their slides.  They really need to think about what they want to convey, as the images have to tell the story.  Haiku Deck offers copyright friendly images and themes, or students can use their own.  Decks can be shared via email, Facebook, Twitter, played off the Haiku Deck website, or embedded into your own e-portfolio or blog.

I made a little one, and embedded it here.  This in no way exhibits the breadth of what Haiku Deck can do, just my limited creative abilities!  There are different themes, options for text placement, and sub-text can be added.  It is very intuitive; students will find it easy to use. 

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad

CC Connection: Haiku Deck can be a tool that allows students demonstrate they have met the following ELA CCSS in Reading: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. 8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. 9. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas 4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 5. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

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