Teacher Review For Haiku Deck

Teach students to make compelling visuals for their presentations!

Andrew T.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Don't let students put sentences (or paragraphs!) on the projector screen and read their presentations! Haiku Deck sets up simple, but visually crisp, slides. You have to really try to mess it up. The minimalist approach makes for more interesting visuals and forces students to plan their content, rather than turn and read. (Note: Haiku Deck is also now a website and doesn't require an app download.)
My Take
My own children have made and delivered given 3-minute presentations to their classes starting in first grade using Haiku Deck. My senior students in Advanced Placement classes use it too. It's a beautiful, simple tool. It should be noted that Power Point could be used in the exact same way, but few people do so. This product directs the designer away from heavy text and gimmicks, forcing them to plan their content and visuals instead of using the technology as a crutch.