Where I’m from… – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires;
What have I learned from this activity and how might I use the learning strategies and / or technology in my teaching placement?
The learning strategy of HaikuDeck, to me, as it applies to foreign-language instruction, is to take available information from the individual and transmute it into a simple slideshow presentation that may be used as an aid to an oral presentation.
The learning strategy of WordPress, to me, is to create an open-access databank available for students, in which students can collaborate and share their developments and projects with the class on an online platform.
To use HaikuDeck in the French classroom:
It could used for simple presentations of a similar manner (sampling a piece of work, maybe not necessarily an “I am from”), it could be used for a book review/synopsis, talking about parts of an individual’s life, or for presentations on locations in the francophone world.
It is a simple presentation tool, albeit with some mildly-infuriating restrictions (namely, unmovable, and non-resizable text boxes), but a project could be done at home as part of homework.
It would be a more applicable tool in the classroom if the students used their own photos for the presentations, so they are more authentic to the student.