ISTE 2017: What Word Press Has Done To Front Page, Haiku Deck has Done To Power Point
One of the things that people love about Instagram is that it seamlessly makes users look like professional photographers in just a few short clicks. That’s what Haiku Deck is doing for presentations. In fact, that’s exactly what Time Magazine said about the Seattle startup.
“Haiku Deck promises to do for presentations what Instagram did for photos: Make us all look like creative geniuses” they said.
Now there’s a lot of tools out there that will help teachers take lessons and turn them into multimedia presentations. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, but Haiku Deck is different. Haiku Deck is all about making amazing, popping, presentations. In fact it’s a great replacement for Power Point, with a lot more functionality. In fact, what Word Press has done to Front Page, Haiku Deck has done to Power Point.
Haiku Deck helps the user clear away all the clutter and bring an idea to life in a way that can be easily shared with others. Think if Power Point had Slideshare technology built in.
On the creation side, Haiku Deck has hundreds thousands of templates and access to over 40 million free creative commons images, making it an amazing tool for both students an teachers. “Educators and students in over 15K schools around the world already use Haiku Deck for teaching lessons, sharing ideas, and telling memorable stories.” Haiku Deck CEO Adam Tratt told nibletz.com in an interview
Presentation creation can be a pain in the ass. Students and teachers will sit down in front of their presentation software until an idea hits them, and then have to figure out how to execute their idea onto the screen. It’s only after you get a rhythm in Power Point that an idea comes to life. Haiku Deck gets you right to the rhythm. With their templates you’ll just pick it up and go, kind of like Word Press. Haiku Deck does all the heavy lifting for you.
“We created Haiku Deck because half of a billion people use presentations for teaching lessons, telling stories, and sharing ideas, but almost nobody actually enjoys the process of building, delivering, or receiving presentations. We wanted to restore the presentation to greatness and we are doing it by vastly simplifying the software for creating decks.” Tratt said.
Tratt tells us that Haiku Deck came about because he needed an investor deck for a startup he was working on and he nor his co-founder were graphic designers. “We started to bicker with each other about which one of us would have to make the presentation because neither of us felt up to the job. Sure, we knew how to use PowerPoint, but we’re not graphic designers. Ultimately we realized that telling our story and sharing our idea *should* be the best part of being an entrepreneur. We wanted to do for presentations what Instagram did for photo editing… That is, take a very complicated process and make it accessible to everyone.” Tratt said.
Whether you’re a startup needing a new deck, a ninth grader needing a report on World War II or a teacher looking to share information on the circulatory system, it will pop if you make the presentation in Haiku Deck.
Visit with Haiku Deck at the EdTech Startup Pavilion at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, June 25th-28th, booth #2132 and online at haikudeck.com