On Becoming an @HaikuDeck Guru

 

HaikuDeck Guru Application – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

 

As I recently told my students, I vividly recall the time I sat at the back of a classroom, struggling to stay awake through one of the most mind numbing PowerPoint presentations I’ve ever experienced.

I could barely keep my eyes open. One small problem … I was the teacher. 🙁

In early 2013, I was thrilled to discover an iPad app which opened my eyes to the power of an effective presentation, combining beautiful imagery with minimal text to share a story. That app was @HaikuDeck, and I’ve been using it ever since, sharing my story, and the stories of my colleagues, on the local, national, and international stage.

A few days ago, my application to become a HaikuDeck Guru was accepted: and I am thrilled to join a small, but growing international community of storytellers helping to support the ongoing development of one of the world’s best presentation tools.

HaikuDeck set my story free, and I’m thrilled to be part of their journey in the years to come.

A Little Adventure in Teaching ICT

Grade 1 Kidpix "Imaginary Creature"

Well, some of those visiting the blog over the past few weeks may have noticed a subtle change to the title of this blog. It is hard to believe, but I’m four weeks into a temporary ICT Teaching & Integration role at a wonderful girls’ school in Perth, Western Australia. 

It has been a busy time, in which I’ve been exploring digital citizenship with my students, helping prepare our new iPads for rollout (next week I hope!), and working with colleagues to set up collaborative iPad project plans.

I am extremely grateful for the warm welcome I have received at my new school, and now, as I start to settle into my role, I feel like I’m on an exciting little adventure into the wonderful world of teaching and learning with ICT for the remainder of 2014.

Here’s to an interesting journey, wherever it may lead.

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