The why (Simplicity)
The what (Haiku Deck)
Haiku Deck helps you quickly create a slide using pre-set themes, simple formatting, and a powerful image search tool that analyzes the text you've used to suggest topics for your search. The majority of the images available through the Haiku Deck search engine are licensed under Creative Commons, meaning that they are available for re-use when cited. The best part is that Haiku Deck automatically adds the citation to each image for you.
Other features include the ability to create bulleted and numbered lists, graphs and charts as well as add notes for providing extended information.
The key here is simplicity. There are no animations, no sound effects, no complex formatting tools. Creating an account is easy and sharing Haiku Deck presentations is a snap using email, hyperlinks, or even exporting slides into Power Point (pro-only).
The how (Learn more here)
If you’re interested in learning more about Haiku Deck and how to integrate it into your classroom we’ve created a self-paced Moodle course. The course has two main sections - Learn about Haiku Deck and Earn a Haiku Deck certificate.
In the Learn About section you can read about and watch video tutorials that will help you create an account, create a presentation, and understand the differences between the iPad App and the web based versions of Haiku Deck. There’s also a section focussing specifically on classroom integration strategies.
In the Earn a Certificate section you can demonstrate your proficiency and new Haiku Deck knowledge to earn a Haiku Deck certificate by taking a brief quiz, sharing your thoughts on how you would incorporate Haiku Deck into your learning environment, and submitting an example Haiku Deck you’ve created. It’s a great way to learn by doing and have a record of your efforts.
To join the self-paced Moodle course go to http://moodle.phasd.us and click on the professional development section, or go directly to the course by clicking here. You’ll be asked to sign-in using your PHASD username or email and password. There’s no need to register a new account.