Using Flickr for Creative Commons Images in a Presentation

In putting together a keynote presentation, I try to be mindful of copyright when choosing my images. Flickr Images are Not Free Most images on Flickr, and on the internet, are under copyright. Creative Commons is a license that content owners can place on their works...

Scrolling Text in Your Presentation

Today at the OC CUE TechFest event the keynote speaker Catlin Tucker included video screencasts in her slide deck. This was particularly clever as it allows her to demonstrate navigating a website without being held hostage to the internet availability or speed. It...

Changing the Background on a Keynote Slide

When creating a presentation using Keynote for your students you may want to deviate from the background slide color. Generally I start with a white background for my presentations, however sometimes a black background looks really nice. Open up the inspector. The 2nd...

Trimming the Video Length of a Video in Keynote

Thank you to the inspirational Roni Habib for showing me this trick. Let’s be honest, being a teacher is hard work, really hard work. We do not have a lot of minutes to spare preparing our lessons, nor do we have instructional minutes to waste. Oftentimes we...

Adding a Video to Keynote in 3 Easy Steps

I learned this trick from the amazing Ramsey Musallam (http://www.cyclesoflearning.com/). Video can be a powerful way to spark student curiosity. Here is how you add a video file into keynote. Step 1 You need a video file. Step 2 Drag the video file directly onto the...