Where I’m From-Lindsay Clark – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Haiku Deck is a technology that is new to me. Although similar to PowerPoint, it is a shortcut that accomplishes simplicity and relevancy. This assignment incorporated self-directed learning as well as website navigation, which is scary to me. However, finding my way through the class website and going at my own pace allowed me to re-watch lessons and collaborate with my table peers. I know that I am less competent in technological skills than others so it is possible that I would not keep up with the pace of the lesson if taught in a lecture setting.
There are many aspects of this lesson I enjoyed. First, we got a choice of doing a poem through Haiku Deck or a map of places through MyMaps on Google. Allowing me to pursue to my own interests catered to me as an artist and a poet. It was also be helpful to have a self-directed choice because students may have already had experience with one of the options and would be bored otherwise. Our teacher was available for individual questions or directed us to a place where our questions could be answered. This is a great way to provide differentiation in a lesson.
I would use flipped-learning as a way to utilize class time for engaging discussion and my own website as an avenue for class collaboration. One example of how I would use Haiku Deck or MyMaps in music is by making at-home lessons as a way of navigating through music history. Students could pick a composer or time period and teach their peers through an online visual aide. Students would be able to teach each other while giving their peers and teachers a window into their cultural background and/or interests.