Day 1: My first Haiku Deck

Project requirements (copied from course webpage):
Using Haiku Deck, create a 5 slide presentation to introduce yourself to others in the class.  What should you include in your introduction? This is your opportunity to share who you are, and what you believe, with this class (and beyond).  Consider the following questions:

  1. What are your interests and/or hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time?
  2. What grade level do you teach? (If you are not currently teaching talk about the grade level you would teach.)
  3. What subject matter do you teach? (If you are not currently teaching, talk about what subject matter you would teach.)
  4. Where do you teach? (e.g., which state or country)
  5. What helps you learn best, both individually and with others?
  6. What brought you to where you are today as an educator?
  7. What are your personal goals for this course/semester?
  8. What is your current educational passion?
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One of my Haiku Deck slides. Please click the link below to see the full deck.

CLICK TO SEE MY SAMPLE HAIKU DECK

AFFORDANCES:
Haiku deck was really simple and straightforward to use. It allows you to upload your own images to put into your presentation and offers a variety of themes and layouts for each slide. This technology would be great for students to use when making presentations as it helps them be concise in their text and creates clean slides that are viewer friendly. This technology does not take long to learn and would be great for people that need to make presentations in a hurry without a lot of extra ‘fluff’.

CONSTRAINTS:
There is not much creativity or freedom offered with this product. You have a limited number of slide layouts to choose from and they cannot be adjusted or manipulated. You may only use one image per slide (unless you create a collage elsewhere and upload that as your one image) and the slide limits how much text can be included. There is no option to animate these slides, which may be good for younger audiences.

Overall, I would recommend this product for high school students, those unfamiliar with presentation development or those that want a clean, clear and straightforward product.  Be prepared for some frustration at first, but with some practice these decks are really quick and easy to make!

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