I swore off PowerPoint. For the most part, I had sworn off Keynote. Keynote is a great alternate to the MSOFFICE2003 way of doing things, don't get me wrong. Embed videos, include pictures, easily drop in charts and shapes, all without needing to know all of the intricate functions that PowerPoint offers. Yet, at the same time, it's still easy to get carried away. Therefore, I was done. No more.
Listening in on all the chatter about HaikuDeck, I decided to give it a try. This is my VACATION and I'm trying to relax a little before getting back to my amazing groups of students! After all, isn't this time supposed to be spent recharging the batteries and catching up on the "honey-do" lists? Nah, Twitter was abuzz and I caved to the Tweet Pressure.
Not to say that Haikus will infiltrate my teaching style, but WOW... Just wow.
***FULL DISCLAIMER: I don't claim that this is a great presentation. On the contrary, it needs plenty of work. However, this was done in 10 minutes and all background images were "suggested" to me by the app itself. All on the iPad. Did I say 10 minutes?***
Is it going to change the world? Is it going to change the way that you teach? Not very likely. Is it going to give you an opportunity to mix things up with dynamic images and the simplicity that we have all certainly strayed from in our ever-complex lessons? Absolutely. Let me know what you think of Haiku Deck.