Haiku Deck Teachers’ Guide
Haiku Deck Teachers’ Guide
Over 1,000,000 teachers and students are using Haiku Deck around the world for every subject and at every level, from Kindergarten to University. Creative teachers, students, and technology trainers are saying goodbye to Powerpoint for education and embracing Haiku Deck for a fresh, flexible way to collect and present facts, share ideas, tell visual stories, illustrate processes, capture evidence, and explore connections between words and images.
Teachers appreciate that Haiku Deck encourages students to focus on simplifying and communicating their message without getting too bogged down in formatting choices or sidetracked by fancy transitions. Students love that Haiku Deck is easy and fun to use, and they feel a sense of pride and ownership of what they create. We have even seen innovative administrators and counselors using Haiku Deck to communicate day-to-day information, raise awareness for important causes, and share uplifting messages for inspiration and support.
With enlightened fans spreading the word across the globe via Twitter chats, conferences, and EdCamps, we created this toolkit to help educators get started with Haiku Deck.
This guide aims to share some basic examples and resources to help you get the most out of the app and to inspire you to use it with your students.
Step 1: Get Haiku Deck
- Haiku Deck for iPad and iPhone: You can download the free app here.
- Web: anyone with an account on haikudeck.com has access to our Web App, just click here to get started.
Step 2: Create a Haiku Deck Account
You can sign in with email, Facebook, Google, or Twitter. Educators and students are entitled to a 50% discount via our education pricing. If you’re planning to use Haiku Deck in class with your students, be sure to sign up for Haiku Deck Classroom. If you’re an individual user, choose the education plan.
Step 3: Get to Know Haiku Deck
Here’s a quick video intro to Haiku Deck:
Things to think about as you explore the app:
- How the constraints encourage simplicity and focus
- How words and visuals work together
- How the app can encourage creativity and storytelling across content areas
- How Haiku Deck encourages good digital citizenship through the Creative Commons image search
- For inspiration, click/tap GALLERY to browse some popular and featured decks
- Tap the + sign at the bottom of the iPad app, or NEW DECK on the web to create a new deck
- Try using the built-in keyword image search and using your own images (you can take them with the camera from the iPad app, select from your camera roll [iPad app] or computer [Web App], or import from Instagram, Dropbox, and other sources)
- Try choosing a new theme to change the look of your deck
- Try creating a pie chart or bar graph (iPad only)
- Create a deck to introduce yourself
- Create a list of things you love or things you believe in
- Create a deck to articulate your philosophy about education
- Create a deck that explains or collects facts about a topic
Step 4: Explore More Features and Get Inspired
Tutorials and Beginning Resources
- 10 Tips to Transform Your Presentations (Haiku Deck illustrating our core philosophy of simple, beautiful, and fun)
- Haiku Deck Tutorial: Getting Started (Basic navigation and settings of the iPad app)
- Edit Mode Tutorial (Creating and working with slides in the iPad app)
- Free Photos for All: How Haiku Deck Puts Creative Commons Images at Your Fingertips (About the built-in keyword image search, which taps into millions of Creative Commons images with automatic attribution)
- Import Images to Haiku Deck Like a Pro (How to use images from your camera roll, computer, photo stream, and online services like Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more)
- Charts and Graphs Made Easy with Haiku Deck (How to create simple, beautiful pie charts, bar charts, and stat charts right in the Haiku Deck iPad app with intuitive touch controls)
- Haiku Deck Support Community (For fast, personalized help – really!)
- Turn Presentations into Content Assets with Public Notes
- Presentation Inspiration: 3 Power Tips for Selecting Images
- How to Enrich Conferences and Events with Haiku Deck (Great for EdCamps and professional development events large and small)
- Turn auto-capitalization off if you’d like students to practice correct capitalization as they work. From the Main Screen, tap the Settings wheel, then adjust the Use Auto-Capitalization? toggle to OFF. Read more about Main Screen settings here.
- Teach digital citizenship. Our app’s image search gives you access to over 35 million free Creative Commons licensed images and automatically applies the proper attributions to the image. Read more about our Creative Commons image search here.
- Publishing without email. We understand that many teachers don’t have access to email in their classroom, so we made it possible to publish Haiku Decks straight to the website. You can read more about publishing and sharing here.
- Embed in your classroom blog or site. Easily embed your Haiku Decks right from the app or from the website. In either case, simply copy the code string and paste to your blog. Read more about embedding Haiku Decks here.
Step 5: Join our Community and Build your PLN
- Follow Haiku Deck on Twitter
- Connect with Haiku Deck EDU Gurus @mrmacnology, @connectedtchr, @SSpellmanCann, @rafranzdavis, @msfilas, @jaimevanderg, @assistivetek, @k_shelton, @lhighfill, @iPadSammy, @LMSkaren, @lessonflipper, @geekyteach on Twitter
- Join our Google+ community
- Join our Google+ Haiku EDU community
- Find us on Facebook
Most importantly, Drop us a line any time to share your presentation in the Haiku Deck Gallery , provide us with feedback, or ask a question.