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Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is a free iPad app that was developed to provide an easy way to create simple, stunning presentations. Haiku Deck simplifies presentation design to help deliver your message dramatically. The app makes presentations simple and fun!

Haiku Deck provides an excellent way to create educational presentations of all kinds. Teachers and students can use Haiku Deck to create a digital storyboard, outline a book’s plot, tell a story, explain a process, present evidence, illustrate a blog post, or share captioned photographs. The Haiku Deck gallery provides numerous examples of beautiful presentations created with the application. One sample presentation created by Garr Reynolds, a professional design expert, presents tips for creating a presentation. His tips might be of particular interest in creating a presentation with a professional look. Christopher Rizzo also provides an excellent video demonstration at Total iPad.

The simple interface allows users to choose themes, create backgrounds, and add text in various fonts. Users have access to a wealth of photographs licensed through Creative Commons. Alternatively, they can upload original photos stored on the iPad’s camera roll or photos from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram or Picasa. Finished presentations can be published and shared with others via Facebook, Twitter or email. A VGA adapter, also known as a dongle, is required to connect the iPad to a projection system for viewing by a live audience.

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  1. September 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Renee, thanks for the review! I am one of the co-founders of Haiku Deck. Both my parents are teachers and I spent a year teaching in a middle school computer lab after college, so I’m very excited to see Haiku Deck being used in the classroom.

    • October 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Welcome, Kevin. Thank you for making the connection. I am very excited about using it in the classroom. I work with English language learners, and it’s a perfect tool for building simple storyboards that help students identify sequencing in the stories they read.

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