In this weekly blog, our own Emily Jeanes gives readers the lowdown on web apps that educators can use inside Haiku Learning. Emily is the very first Haiku Learning Sales Engineer. Edtech ninja, sci-fi writer, and proud transfer from our award-winning Client Services team, she brings with her a passion for researching, playing with and integrating awesome educational tools into Haiku Learning. Like Haiku Learning, she likes to think she plays well with others.
What is Haiku Deck?
From their site: Haiku Deck helps you make "presentations that inspire. Meet Haiku Deck, a completely new kind of presentation software. We make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun."
In Haiku Learning: Use Embed the Web to embed a Haiku Deck for any presentation, then hit play to scroll automatically through your beautifully-crafted deck, or use the arrow keys to move from slide to slide. Haiku Deck is responsive, SSL, and looks like it was made to fit inside a content block.
- Website: https://www.haikudeck.com/
- Price: Free
- HTTPS Option? Yes
- Account Required? No
Here's what Haiku Deck looks like embedded into a Haiku Learning content block. Perfect fit.
How do I get the embed code?
When viewing any Haiku Deck through the web application, hover over the little + sign icon to reveal additional sharing options, on the left hand side. This should present an Embed <> option. Copy/paste the code into a new Embed the Web content block, and you should be all set!
Getting an embed code from Haiku Deck.
Why should I try it?
At every conference I've been to representing Haiku Learning (every one!) we've had some super-excited folks come up to our booth, all ready to talk some mad love about how much they adore Haiku Deck. And we always say, "We love Haiku Deck, too! Did you know you can embed it into Haiku Learning?" For a moment, they're a little sad when they realize they're at the wrong booth...but then they get excited when they see how cool we work together. It's like we were meant for each other, Haiku Learning and Haiku Deck. And hey, we're always happy to be associated with such a wonderful tool.
Ditch the PowerPoint, I say! Haiku Deck is a presentation tool, yes. And there are lots of alternatives out there, yes. But Haiku Deck stands apart (to me, at least) for its focus on clean design. The awesome readily available themes created by the Haiku Deck team combine with some modern and streamlined slide Types and Layouts to simplify the "good design" part of creating your deck, letting you focus on your content.
Customize your colors. Customize your fonts. Add charts, search for images, or upload your own. But really, they help you stick to just a few items on any specific slide (one image, perhaps, with a title...or a background image with one text box pulling the focus of the slide). Add your talking points in the background. And that's it. Well, of course, then you embed it into Haiku Learning, and you'll see why we think Haiku Deck is pretty awesome!
Be sure to check out their gallery of featured and popular Haiku Decks for some great examples and this video for an introduction to Haiku Deck.
Until next time, embed ALL the things!
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