Title: Haiku Deck
Cost: Free
Platform: iPad – requires iOS 5 or later

I discovered Haiku Deck a few weeks ago and immediately it became one of my favorite apps. I use it all the time to create presentations. Now I create most of my presentations on my iPad and not my laptop because Haiku Deck provides features that aren’t available in PowerPoint or Keynote. I bet that not only will you find Haiku Deck useful but, the teens you work with will want to use it too. Why? Because it’s easy to use and makes it possible to quickly add high-quality images to a presentation.

Check out the screencast on Haiku Deck to see how it works. (You can learn more about YALSA’s Teen Read Week, the topic I create a Haiku Deck presentation on, on the Teen Read Week website.)

As mentioned in the screencast, the images found via Haiku Deck are all from Creative Commons (unless you use your own images). This means teens will use legally licensed images in their presentations and you have a chance to help them learn about the how and why of using images legally in what they create.

For more app recommendations visit the App of the Week Archive.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

3 Thoughts on “App of the Week: Haiku Deck

  1. Happy you’re enjoying the app, Linda, and thanks for the awesome review! Drop us an email anytime you’ve got ideas, suggestions, or issues with the app. We’re just getting started here so every bit of feedback makes a difference. High-five from Seattle. #librariansrock

  2. Ro Mayer on November 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

    Interesting app. Can I download it to my PC? Android phone?

  3. Ro, Haiku Deck is just an iPad app.

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