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class with apps

A Picture is Worth
a Thousand Words
Students will create a short biography slideshow of a notable person from history. Using the app Haiku Deck, students will create concise slides using facts about their historic figure.

Target Grade Level: 4th grade

Focus: Theme/Main Idea

Common Core Standards:

Materials: Haiku Deck Application; short biographies; pad and pencil; teacher prepared example of project.
10 Frame Fill

Before the Lesson: Check that Flickr is not a blocked website; it is the source of pictures in Haiku Deck.

Lesson Procedures:


Kimberly Simpson Kimberly Simpson
Kimberly is a sixteen-year veteran in education and currently serves as the Coordinator for ClassWithApps through the Institute for Innovative Community Learning at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. She has developed and been instrumental in infusing tablet instruction into the classrooms at C.A. Weis Elementary School. Read more about Kimberly Simpson and the rest of the Class With Apps Team.


  • Sabrina
    March 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Great ideas! I think it’s be great for practising seoncd language skills. Even had a lesson planned to try it out and then found it was blocked at my school. Luckily I work in a school where they’ll unblock on request, but didn’t get round to it. Plan B was just using powerpoint, inserting a picture and recording sound. Worked out well in the end!

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