One of my favorite things about having 1:1 iPads at my school is that there are so many opportunities for students to create. Over the course of the year, they use GarageBand to make raps about science and iMovie to produce environmental PSAs (among many other things).
Now, with new Keynote features, students can even animate. In the article, “Try This! #1 Annotate & Animate in Keynote,” Jaime Clark shows how it’s possible and explains:
“This simple technique allows us to see if students understand how things work. By labelling and annotating real-life things, we can see how students visualise information they have learnt. Adding audio is a bonus – a clear articulation of their understanding allows teachers to hear if students are on track.”
I am so excited to try this with my students – the possibilities seem endless! Have you used Keynote to create animations yet? Please share – I’d love to hear!