Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad
So, jumping in to digital storytelling!
I've had vertigo for about the past 6 months and have struggled with a way to express my thoughts about it. Haiku Deck has provided a good medium.
Here's my first attempt at tackling both vertigo and Haiku Deck.
As I'm an elementary school teacher, I thought I'd also add some thoughts from that perspective.
There are several things I really like about Haiku Deck:
1. It is really easy to use.
Click to add short bits of text. Click to add images from either the app or the camera roll. Click to add a new page. That's it.
2. The images are beautiful and easy to search.
Unless you choose to use your own images from the camera roll, the images gathered by the app originate from Flickr. Flickr is one of my favorite image sources because there are so many beautiful photographs there, and because they are so searchable. You can search using the searches suggested by the app or you can create your own searches. Searches can be literal, such as "sun." You can also search more general terms, such as "joy." Both will generate streams of photographs.
3. The images are all Creative Commons images that have the image credits embedded in them when the Haiku Deck is created.
I love this as a teacher! We spend lots of time in class talking about how important it is to give credit for images taken from the internet. When you create a Haiku Deck this work of proper attribution is done for you. All the Haiku Deck images have the image credit embedded in them so that when the image is viewed, the viewer can click on the CC logo at the bottom of the screen and view the image photographer and details of the Creative Commons license. This can be used in class to introduce Creative Commons licensing, to talk about proper attribution, and/or as a springboard to students creating their own image-based works.
4. Sharing may still be an issue in elementary classes since sharing is via email, Twitter or Facebook.
However, students could create Haiku Decks on a teacher iPad or on a home iPad with email. Once they are shared in any manner, an embed code is created so that the Haiku Deck can be added to a blog or website.