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Haiku Deck and the art of app layering

Written by David on August 20th, 2014.      0 comments

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Haiku Deck is a great app for the iPad.  It allows students to quickly create visually engaging presentations really quickly without loads of fussing around over aesthetics.  The app takes care of that and the students get on with focusing on content.  One of the features I really like about Haiku Deck is its ability to quickly create bar or pie charts, particularly useful in presentations.

However once created the presentation needs a presenter, so far so good, if the students then stand up and present their findings to an audience.  However when the presentation is shared online, the important part of the presentation is missing, the student content!  One of the cardinal sins of Power Point presentation is that the presenter reads the slides to their audience!  But once on line this strategy works, the audience does not need the presenter as all the information is on the slide. Haiku Deck is a blend of excellent images, great data graphics and simple headlines.  But completely devoid of content when published online.

This is where my "layering of apps" idea comes into play.  I teach students and teachers how to take the best of one app and pass the content to another app where other features can be utilised and thus deepening the learning potential of both apps.  At the recent Connected Conference I presented on this concept and will again be presenting the concepts at one of my breakouts at Ulearn in Rotorua.  Below are the Haiku Deck playlist and the presentation from Connected14.




David has been a specialist in the field of elearning for over 12 years. He has presented on elearning at conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His consultancy work includes education and business clients. READ MORE


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