Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.
Haiku Deck is an application that allows users to create engaging slide presentations without a lot of hassle. Haiku Deck Classroom is also available and geared more towards educational use for teachers & students ranging from primary through higher education. This app works anytime, anywhere on iPad, iPhone, Chromebooks, and web browsers, and presentations look great on any screen. It allows users to select from over 40 million Creative Commons licensed images and automatically imports license attribution with the photo, promoting digital citizenship. It helps students and teachers alike, to create high quality presentations allowing the user to focus on the content of the presentation rather than the actual creation of the design. YouTube videos can be embedded into a Haiku Deck presentation. Haiku Decks can be printed as .pdf documents or exported to .pptx for offline viewing.
In the classroom, Haiku Deck Classroom can be used in a variety of ways. Some ideas include the following:
Vocabulary Presentation – Teachers or students can create a vocabulary presentation that demonstrates key vocabulary words utilizing pictures from the Creative Commons licensed images to provide a pictorial definition.
Science Experiment Idea presentation – This gives students the ability to describe their desired science experiment by explaining the question to be answered, the hypothesis to guess the outcome, and the materials that will be necessary to complete the experiment
Pictorial Book Report – Great way for students with language acquisition/development needs to demonstrate understanding of a book.
Lesson/Instructional Presentation – Teachers can create an engaging Haiku Deck that helps students focus upon applying a successful process to completing an upcoming assignment (essay writing, basic mathematical operations, playing a game, or even for discussing rules and routines at the beginning of the school year. The ideas are endless!
Methods/Strategies/Chapter Presentations – Instructors can have students create a Haiku Deck that demonstrates their understanding of a particular method, strategy, or textbook chapter to present to the class. This allows online students to “present” in front of their peers and receive peer feedback. This would work great in the online setting as an additional method of creating discussion among peers.
How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?
Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for utilizing this technology to foster effective teaching and learning.
Use the Compact Layout for single column (left|right) display.
I have considered using this from proposal to end for lists of things they must have or remember to get. Something comes up, is mentioned and then asked for a month later and students say, what? Perhaps to be used for future tasks vs assignments.