When the 5th graders received their personal iPads, one of the first things teachers asked me to do was to teach Keynote to them and their students. They were all hooked immediately.
During a research project about the Titanic, students discovered the features that enabled animated text, exciting transitions, and the ability to create photo collages. Once the researach project was completed, students were encouraged to research topics of personal interest and to create something about them. Almost all of the students stayed with Keynote as their presentation tool because of the clean look, the ease of use, and the variety of creative effects.
Here is a video of a Keynote on the Titanic by a student who loves the transitions and creativity that keynote affords. (the first slide takes a few seconds...)
One of the students told me that he loved Keynote because "...I can show my mind and be creative..."
Hi, I'm Margie Brown, an Educational Technologist at Valley View Elementary School in Eanes ISD. I love working with students and teachers and discovering new digital tips and tricks everyday!
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