Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is a website that users can subscribe to, in order to use it’s software to create presentations, like a version of Google Sheets or Power Point. It is very simple to use, easy to add notes and search for & select images, etc. I also like that it reinforces the use of short, bullet comments, rather than allowing a long, confusing presentation to be created. I’ve sat through too many of those.

For EDTECH 513, I created a brief presentation using Haiku Deck.  I incorporated ideas from a handout that I received from my son’s 1st Grade teacher, which is titled, “3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core”.  I agree with the information presented and also that Parents (I know we get busy) can use these ideas to help our children better understand and apply the Common Core to everyday life.

The presentation I created applies the Modality and Redundancy Principles that I learned about this week.  It is short & concise, notes (as audio) support the main idea (on-screen text) of each slide and its images. This causes the student to use their auditory and visual channels to process information as the speaker reads his notes,  incorporating the on-screen text. Additionally, this type of presentation can accomodate different learning styles.

Furthermore, Clark & Mayer (2011) state, “there is considerable evidence that presenting words in audio rather than on-screen text can result in significant learning gains” (p. 115)  Additionally, the Redundancy Principle was adhered to, as Clark & Mayer (2011) stated, “the printed text (the on-screen text) is redundant with the spoken text (the narration or audio)” (p.133).

Feel free to comment on your thoughts of my Haiku Deck. Thank You!



Clark, R. & Mayer, R. E. (2011) E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, 3rd ed. (pp.115 – 149). San Fransisco, CA: Pfieffer.





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