International Haiku Day.

Today is International Haiku day and to get our learners started with this format, I want to give them some inspiration.

That’s how this combination of photography, from the Everyone Can Create guide, and emoji’s result in these Haiku Story Starters.

Combining photography with emoji's brings new stories to life.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

First snap some close up pictures from object or situation in your immediate environment.

Next open Keynote and start from a blank new template.

Then import those pictures by tapping on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner and selecting Photo or Video. Find the images in your Photo Library and add them.

At this point you want to add your emoji’s. Tap on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner and select text from the Shapes Library.

Tap on the text box and switch to emoji on your keyboard.

Add the emoji that you need.

TIP: Change the size of your character(s) by tapping on the paintbrush and then selecting Font Size.

Write your Haiku by adding text.

To share your Haiku, tap on the three dots in the upper right hand corner and select export.

Choose Images from the options.

Going Further.

Share your creations using the hashtag #TinyEmoji and #HaikuDay and inspire the education realm to create and be literate.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!