Tag Archives: keynote

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 that gives people permission to utilize the content… with attribution. […]

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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 also allows her to demonstrate a skill without her being stuck behind the […]

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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 icon is the slide inspector. By default you will be looking at […]

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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 have a video we want to share with our […]

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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 slide. You can do this from the finder or desktop, […]

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Create a Soundtrack for Keynote Animation

I like to create animations using Keynote and Garageband with my Mac, they are fun for making tutorials for students, but of course even better when the students get their creative juices flowing and create their own. Making Keynote animations is so easy even a first grader can do it. Click Here for my previous […]

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Make a Basic Keynote Animation

You will need a Mac computer to do this tutorial. You can do keynote on an iPad also.  You will need to download Keynote if you do not already have it.  This is available for download in the App Store on your Mac.  Command Spacebar on your Mac. Type in keynote (or the first few […]

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Creating Animation with Apple Keynote

Interested in flipped classroom? One element that is possibly key to flipping instruction is creating videos to give students the basic instructions to free up class time to do higher level thinking. Start by looking into your webcam and making short instruction videos. Keep it simple or you’ll get burned out. Once you’re ready to […]

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