Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is a very simple presentation tool for iPads. You can view presentations on other devices, but right now you can only create them on an iPad. Let’s see how it works:

via Van Meter Library Voice

Okay, so it would have been a bit more helpful to be able to see the screen more closely, but I like this video because it shows you how easy it is to 1) use Haiku Deck (she does it while making good eye contact with her audience!), 2) explain how to use a digital tool (with eye contact!), and because 3) it reminds us that students often are more eager to learn from each other than from teachers, and 4) even though we have iPads and Kindles, we can still go to the library. 🙂

One of the things I like about this presentation tool is that’s it hard to “powerpoint” it to death — add too much text. You choose an image, make a title and maybe a subtitle, and the rest is up to you to explain and discuss in person.

Here’s the site, with perhaps a more “professional” (but not nearly as endearing) introduction:

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The site has a gallery you can peruse, too. Here’s one that may be helpful for students thinking of studying abroad. It gives you an idea about what many US (and maybe other English-speaking countries’) colleges and universities are looking for in an application essay:

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I liked this one, too. The title is “How to think like an innovator,” but I think it could also be “How to be a good student and language learner”:

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