Week 6: Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is a fun, free, and easy way to create and share beautiful presentations from a web browser (on any computer) or on an iPad with the Haiku Deck app. Rather than starting with a blank page (think PowerPoint), there are plenty of nice themes and layouts that can make a simple presentation look schmancy!

Haiku Deck offers literally millions of free, Creative-Commons licensed images that can be used as backgrounds for your presentations. You're sure to find one that's JUST RIGHT for your project.

Sharing your presentation is easy-peasy. Haiku Deck stores your presentation online. You can share it via web link, embed it onto a webpage, or share via Social Media.

See how it easy it is here ...

Getting Started

  1. Create an account at haikudeck.com
  2. Using the tools on the left, select a format, background image, layout, and add notes.
  3. Need help? Click the HELP button in the upper right corner for a quick overlay of the tools. (See the screenshot below.)
  4. When you're finished, share it out!

Want to see a real-life Haiku Deck presentation? 14 Reasons to #LOVETEACHING is one of many inspiring decks found in the gallery.

More Info

If you're interested in using Haiku Deck in your classroom, you may want to check out the Ultimate Haiku Deck Resource Guide. It has lots of great ideas and suggestions.

The current recommendation for student use is to create one class account and have all of the students share the account. If you choose to go with this option, I encourage you to monitor closely as students would have access to delete or change other presentations. Haiku Deck also restricts accounts to students 12 years old and older, due to the possibility of inappropriate images in their search results. I think this could be a great tool for students, but because of these issues, they would need to be carefully monitored while they are working on their presentations!

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