If you are looking for a presentation app, there certainly is no shortage of apps available in this arena! While many are excellent choices depending on what you are looking for. Haiku Deck is an excellent choice for student presentations at the elementary level because of its simplicity (but also a great choice for all grade levels too).
Haiku Deck has limited space on each slide, and this forces students to write short and precise thoughts. It also has a very simple interface that is easy to use. The app also offers quick access to a vast collection of high-quality images and has beautiful presentation themes. Oh and it is FREE!
Simple Steps of Haiku
- Open the app and tap on the add icon to begin creating a new presentation.
- Type in the title of your presentation.
- Your first slide will open with three options displayed on the left side. Tap the text to enter your own text. Note – You will be limited to one headline and a sub line for each page.
- Tap on the image icon to search for images based on keywords or select an image from the Creative Commons photo library.
- Tap on the layout icon to adjust the placement of text.
- Tap on the add icon to add another slide and repeat steps above for each new slide.
- To change the theme, tap on the theme tab above the slide to switch to another theme. There are four themes that come with Haiku Deck, however others can be added with an app purchase.
- To Share: On the main menu, tap on the share button to export your presentation. Tip: The presentation can also be played within the app.
More Useful Tips
- The easiest way to manage a classroom of iPads is to create a single email account for the entire class to use. You’ll need to sign in to the app on each individual iPad once–after that, the app will keep you signed in.
- If like us, you have a class blog or website, you can embed your Haiku Decks straight from the app. From the app, tap SHARE, then PUBLISH, then POST TO BLOG. From the website, look for the EMBED button right under the deck.Then simply copy the code string and paste to your blog!
- Follow their Pinterest board to see how educators are using it in their classroom! Education Case Studies on Pinterest
Check out a Deck made by one of my students!
- Haiku Deck – Presentation Software (5j2014misshooban.wordpress.com)
- One device + Haiku Deck = Classroom Collaboration (staartechers.wordpress.com)