Best Education Case Study: Pat Johnson’s 1st and 2nd Grade Classroom


This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best Education Case Study: Pat Johnson’s 1st and 2nd Grade Classroom

Pat Johnson’s 1st and 2nd graders (now in 2nd and 3rd grade) have used Haiku Deck to capture what they’ve learned about anacondas, showcase their artwork illustrating historical events, and explore fractions. They used the integrated Creative Commons image search to collect pictures and facts about hummingbirds and to explore the concept of big and little. When we released charts and graphs last spring, they created graphs illustrating how many views their class decks had received.

We love this case study both for the breadth of creative uses across content areas and because how it illustrates so beautifully that even very young students can successfully collaborate and create with the app.

Click to view Titanic, a collaborative collection of drawings and facts by Pat Johnson’s class, and be sure to check out all five of the outstanding finalists for more inspiring examples from both students and teachers.

Titanic – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires



  1. Sharing this with Tarrant City Schools teachers today! Excited to see how they will use this post to inspire the use of Haiku Deck with their students soon!

    • Hi Beth! Thanks so much for sharing this post with the Tarrant City Schools teachers today; we’re excited to see what they create! Cheers!

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