Haiku Deck

APP of the Month

CCSS Relevance

  • Independence: Students independently create in order to articulate ideas, synthesize information, and show understanding.
  • Presentation: Students respond to varying audience and purpose in order to refine and share their knowledge and understanding across various content.
  • Integration: Students refine their ability to evaluate and determine specific content to subsequently integrate into a cohesive presentation.
  • Strategic Technology: Students learn to harness technology as a resource and important tool to further their understanding and to employ as a thoughtful communication tool.
  • ...to name a few! Really, it depends on how you use it, as you have to consider specific domain standards, but these are some overarching links to Common Core.


IDEAS (with examples)

Practice main ideas and details in expository context:

(5th Grade Example/Ms. Wang)



Practice High Frequency Word Sentences:

(1st Grade Example/Mrs. Simone)



Visual Paragraph Outline:

(1st Grade Example)


Use it yourself to present a lesson:

(Teacher Example)

Really, the ideas are endless...

  • Sensory Poems
  • Math Walks
  • Story Telling
  • Book Retells
  • Reports
  • Flash Cards
  • How To
  • Presentations
  • Figurative Language
  • Photo Essays
  • ...you get the idea!


Tips for success

Create an Account
  • Have a place to store student creations and share via email to parents.

Exploring Time

  • Get the 'wow' factor out of the way and have the first session with the App be exploration time so students get used to it and don't waste precious time when working on an actual project.

Monitor Image Search

  • Haiku Deck pulls its images from Creative Commons and, once in a great while, they can be suggestive in nature. You can narrow the students search using keywords that you tested before hand, or have them only use uploaded pics, or have them only take pics for their project. (I have not come across any inappropriate images in my class, but it's helpful to be prepared!)


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