Magic move in Keynote is the subject. Lots of great gif-animated examples were shared. I totally missed the boat on that part. In this blog a recap of al the great ideas which where shared by ADE's around the EMEAI region.
A1 Actually I don't use Keynote in class. I feel a little ashamed about this. Since our students don't have Apple ID's (YET!) we can not use it in class for students, i definitly see the potential
Other answers: to introduce new topics or simple start a session without it having to be chalk and talk. Use is in an online course while integrating video of myself discussing the topics being present. Using it with hand-drawn preso slides for animation and I create musical gifs with my drawings and Keynote to use in workshops for transitions. To create animated flipped learning videos for geography class and for instructional videos for staff and to make other learning resources. Use it in filmmaking, using the story spine. Use the hyperlink function to creat virtual fieldtrips for geography, allows me to embed lots of content, allowing pupils to choose which resources they wish to use. Students use keynote in math to visualise math concepts, magic move is their best friend. Also use it to set up fake facetime calls as a bit of a suprise. For presentations which i pride myself on making attractive and engaging but i realise there is so much more I could be doing with it. The shapes and animations help bring life into any subject. Studens love to mix Keynote with clips. Love using Keynote with English as a second language to assist the in learning new vocabulary words. Nice to be able to show students how a language works - especially grammar. Also good to get them to voice a previously made animation. Presenting information with overlays and just partly, to start Think Pair, Share conversations about a topic. Great way to introduce new ideas, loved using the 'about me' resources recently as an intro to keynote, also used screen record and worls map te record knowledge of continents with year1 pupils, simple yet powerful!. I Use the shapes function a lot to telle stories in pictures, you'd be suprised how many concepts in philosophy can be made clear using the shapes in Keynote. I love creating animations in Keynote with Magic Move, capturing them with iOS11 screenrecording, turning them into GIF's with IMGplay and posting them on Twitter. I use is for all my presentations and use it for graphics and animations to import into iMovie. To make professional development videos for colleagues. When training teachers it's really fun to show them how to use links to create non-linear presentations. I love to use Keynote just to make my students make 'normal' presentations and train their presentation skills. I use Keynote for filmmaking, love draw a line to teach students about shapes. I teach K-5th and we use Keynote for creating 'show what you know' presentations about items the students learn in class, we add on from basic Keynote to magic move and animations throughout the year. Screenrecording + Keynote = easy workflow to explain new content to other students. Keynote allows me to embed tekst, videos, photo galleries etc, a very simple way to present a lot of different types of content in an interactive way. Really just make resources and presentations, not as creatively as I'd like, though I did spend 5 wednesdays teaching our P6s how to use it last term; they loved it. I use it for flipped learning videos for my students and embed tem into my weekly parent newsletter created with clips. I combine Keynote animations in Clips to create interesting instructional videos for staff, with pupils: I have them display information in a way that is both visually informative as well as being researched well. In primary the amazement of Keynote and in particular with animation really gets the students excited about everything and anything. We mostly use it for presentations. Like others I used it for a variety of presentations (workshops, online courses etc) but I also love to use it to report data in exciting and engaging ways and to tell the truth I use it to make images for thinglink and infographics. Keynote is great visually. I have been using it to show cell processes with Y12/13 and Y11 have recently created a Keynote animation showing how light affects the pupil/iris. To make visual demonstrations concepts and rules we discuss with the help of Magic Move. To create motion graphics animations and templates. Keynote is perfect for kids being able to show what the know. We have used Keynote at home to take pictures of hama beads models so my son can see them bigger, then he marks the line he is working on. I Often use Keynote together with my students to try out app ideas and app-prototypes. The hyperlink function is great and i customize the slide format to fit iPhone screen size on the mac and the share the template by iTunesU. We have used Keynote to design basic apps in grade 5. I use Keynote to illustrate legal issues for my post-grad professional trainees. I use it for diamond 9 type activities, great to send out template via Apple Classroom then get 25 different responses from my students. I use Keynote for flipped learning too, not very creatively (YET), looking forward to making new, more creative and animated teaching and learning material with my students inspired by what I learn tonight. I use it to flip my classroom and to introduce new Spanish and French vocab in class. I use it a lot to start off new topics, like how basic circuits work, students find it easiers to understand when they are animated. I use Keynote so my students make oral presentations, they get very creative, for instance once after they watched the first iPhone presentation they had to present their own product as if they were Steve Jobs. I've used Keynote to create infographics, really liking the idea of up-skilling them with some animation to increase engagement. Love using it when developing student presentation skills doing iGNITE presentations. I painted my classroom in Keynote and place my students name on their respective place, helps me see easier where to put them (according to different needs) then I share this with other teachers. It helps to have moving assets to explain some concepts. Our studens use Keynote and icons which are made into links to create an app prototypes. I also make videos for teachers in Keynote. Using Keynote to animate nursery rhymes is very easy this combined with clips creates a great effect. The ability to record the children's own voices singing adds another dimension. I use Keynote to make short videos to share via trilbytv to showcase events at school. I use it for short animations with my class. They have then screen recorded them en dropped them into clips, the kids loved it and they use it so much to present their ideas & findings.
Q2 Magic move creates the illusion of animation, how could you use this technique in your subject area?
A2 Magic move is perfect to visualise geographic movements, I love Eoin's!
Other answers: I love to use magic move to explain scientific processes, the way particles move lends itself to a magic move. Magic move is the feature I use the most with Keynote, I use it to animate & bring to life Geographical features & processes such as the movement of continental plates, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, the formation of rocks, weathering & erosion. We have used it for demonstrating maths concepts. Looking at this I'm thinking you could create some really magical phonics activities. In philosophy we often link concepts together, even those that don't seem to link together. Using magic move will make this more clear. I'll start using it in my next Keynote! We used magic move a lot to tell stories. It's great for bringing objects in or magic characters move. Love magic move, it forms most of my keynote work, so simple to create. For language or history you could illustrate/animate a poem. It's lovely to be able to create short animations and then do voice-overs in the foreign language. In music lessons it could be used to demonstrate performanse, animating notes an a keyboard to teach the pitches and tempos. You could create the rotation of the planets around the sun. I use it to highlight words in syntactic analysis. Magic move use subtly makes a real impact. My students love using magic movem they think it's cool, today we used it for 5th graders to create new year goals/resolutions using the 'all about me-template'. Make my students aware of how to use magic moves effectively. It still impresses people when they have to talk in front of larger audiences, alwasy good with maps/places. I use it for explain coding concepts with diagrams. I guess I could use magic move to explain the weather words in Spanish, I actually used to make a history line with pictures of me in the past, present and future (with age me app). Magic move in Keynote could be used to teach history with before and after, movement of troops, etc. Instead of writing a blog post, you could make a simple animation in Keynote with voiceover. We use it in coding to illustrate how an object is moving around, in economis science we use it to put the analyse data, numbers can grow or move around to another place. I use magic move with abbreviatins, so that each letter forms a word. Magic move can make presentations look slick….also to engage students in certain topics-ultimately there has to be a decision between spending hours to animate and keep simple or would time be better spend on other areas. Magic move is my absolute favorite animation, so slick! The use of magic move in Keynote has endless uses, especially in Geography, Science and Maths. In lecture materials (Duarte style of course), I find that magic moves helps me emphasize or de-emphasize key points, hence contributing to UDL Principal Multiple Means of Representation. It would well to demonstrate how sorting algorithms work such as a bubble sort. I love magic move and instant alpha when combined with Sticky AI. Why not use magic move in Keynote in maths for demonstrating understanding decimal place. I use i t to explain basic concepts in tehcnology, MTW and Technical Graphics. I also love being able to remove a background using instant alpha then using split view, drag and drop the image from Keynote straight into my camera roll. Maybe students could give life to famous works of art. Creating their own animations like the eye and muscles from before and making their own voice-over to explaining what happens which they can share with the class. We have used magic move for a small project where students made small animations for the local waste and recycling plant. I am working on using magic moves to illutrate the steps in a legal process. My erea is elearning and computing so it could be used right across the curriculum for history, maths, English etc. for computing i've used it without magic move for functions so could move blocks together and animate the movement.
Q3 How could you use these or other animations creatively in Keynote?
A3 These animations are a great topic-starter. With questions as: How does this work? Or, which process can you animate yourself?
Other answers: Where I used to rely on flip charts, the use of animation allows me to control presentations while asking key questions. Reveal verbs, write the words and then reveal a picture that represents the meaning. I used to hate the flame animation, when I used to see it applied by pupils to tiltles, bullet pints, basically anything and everything. Animation helps to embed learning at any age or stage and any subject area. You could use links on a treasure map home page to navigate to 'excavation' pages. Students have to 'dig' to unconver whats underneath. I've been using more thematic animations with tekst in order to emphasise the meaning of key words in Geography to promote subject specific literacy, animation of tekst should always be purposeful & support visual learners. It's about using right effect at the right time. For me the use of flames is great if you're animating fried egg but nog if you just want words to appear. Animations should be fit for puopose. Animations tell a story, which is exactly what I as a teacher want my Keynote to do, it's so much more effective I show instead of tell. You can use the animation line drawing, briljant to use in vocabulary or to tell a story. Animations are not like transitions - attraction vs distraction. See a slide evolve rather then seeing it just appear. Stories are so powerful, sometimes using Keynote animations you give something children can create a story about! Animation are great for a starter. Animations are great to help students creating explainities. As they are so simple and easy to make with Keynote, it helps students being focused on the content and not getting driven away too much by the fancy stuff. Storytelling is an extremely powerful tool in education. These and other Keynote animations help teachers and students illustrate their stories. A nimations can tell a story, never just for the sake of it, animations are great, magic move is fantastic transition though for highlighting, chinging focus, zooming in, subtly changing perspectives in class. Animations are a great way for learners who struggle with literacy to exemplify their learning. Keeping it simple is much more effective. In maths you can use the animations to build up a graph of to bring math to life. On a meta level, creating stopmotion animations in particular is great for your computational thinking skills, you really have to think in abstraction. In adapting complex content for students with intellectual disabilities Keynote is one tool that can be used to illustrate and/or explain abstract concepts of a concrete level. Great support for storytelling, one animation for a pupil, so finally we will have a funny film created by pupils. Wow factor that students want to replicate themselves, encourages curiosity. I'm creating revision iBooks for my exam year students, I keep the tekst very simple and let the animation explain the topic, my students love these simple videos. Animations will definitely create classroom engagement, maybe as a holding screen for a particular part to a lesson or to help eplain a point in the lesson using this feature rather than not will definitely enhance the learning. You can use Keynote animations as a way to make students write narratives based on them. I would use the animations to have the students come up with an educational phrase or slogan for something they have learned in class, like a quick commercial. The animations could support emotions when analysing characters in a play. These could be used for storytelling in English, History, Science, Geography, there are so many andless oppotunities, I'd love to use more animations to introduce tasks and challenges.
Q4 This is Keynote as a green screen tool, it allows you to add pupil animation to existing video. How could you use this technique in your teaching?
A4 Wow, Mind-blowing What a great use of Keynote.
How it works: Effectively with a greenscreen Keynote deck you can use screen record on iOs11 to export your dexk as a greenscreen overlay, briljant for adding speech bubbles or thought bubbles to movies or making sweets rain down on your 5 minute reminder.
Other answers: I can imagine students enriching the explanation videos of other students in this way - sort of like a creative feedback exercise using Keynote and the greenscreen effect. This is briljant, I've used it for greenscreen stills using instant alpha, but never tought off that at all, could use it to animate in real life videos, i'm very excited by this, thanks for sharing! Using Keynote as a greenscreen is great, but not on its own, sometimes additional apps are needed. I've been experimenting with greenscreen, you van have more realistic feel to your animation and student relate to this more. In language you can have the action for your animation take place in different cities around the world. This question had made me think about keynote in a whole new light, what about filming slow motion video of a cart wheel in gymnastics and that adding in comments, arrows, points of notes. Students can be creative and interact with their multimedia content. Students can create custom titles and transitions fo iMovie projects using Keynote animations, the ready-made stuff gets old after a while. OMG, I'm shocked, it's amazing, it's a great tool for making speaking exercises more interesting for pupils, record your speaking and add animation. I find that use of Keynote as a greenscreen tool gives students the chance to innovate with their titles. Don't foget greenscreen is built in to iMovie on a Mac, if you're working as a class to film scenes that have Keynote animations and pupils you could edit together on a Mac only if you have only one in class. Children capturing video content outside and adding animation afterwards. Greenscreen techniques make learning fun and authentic, students can recreate movie scenes such as Harry Potter's cloak of invisibility.
Q5 Instant alpha can remove backgrounds to create characters that can be animated, how do you use instant alpha creatively?
A5 Didn't answer the question on Tuesday but i read a great example: I also love being able to remove a background using instant alpha then using split view, drag and drop the image from Keynote straight into my camera roll. This is exactly what i need right now!
Other answers: First of all, I like the fact that instant alpha helps to make averyting look more professional important to show students. Instant alpha is such a timesaver, I use it every single day, saves using photo editors or trawling for PNG's. Probably getting the students to pick and animal or something and place it different weather, then make them record their voices and the presentation to discribe the weather in Spanish. Simple tip if you want to remove the background from an image to use elsewhere:
1 use instant alpha in Keynote
2 copy the image
3 open preview
4 press cmd+N
5 voila, an image with no background!
6 don't forget to save as .png.
I don't use it enough for animations, but I do use it a lot for my lessons, my class have started using it for their presentations to create images for bookcreator, clips and explain everything. Instant alpha is my best friend when it comes to making resources! Instant alpha has been a gamechanger for me in my use of images labeled for reuse that are not PNG's, fast, easy, what more can any of us want? Instant alpha makes my slides look so much more professional, it really helps with the immersion, being drawn into the slides. I used to use instant alpha a lot just to separate extraneous parts from images I wanted to use in newsletters, early finishers, task cards, wall displays. I use instant alpha to remove backgrounds from the childrens photo's or drawings, then they can aniamate their own drawings add them self in Keynote. I used instant alpha to remove the background from an image of a car and animated going over a bridge. Instant alpha is such a great tool, we talked about greenscreen but if you photograph a pupil against a plain background you van cut them out with instant alpha and animate with the 'move' animation. To save time and make pics with no background in a second, really helpful. It's a fantastic tool, for best results, if you can consider a plain background before taking the pic you will get an excellent result! Instant alpha is great for childrens drwaings, their characters could travel to various places and moments in time. I use it to place characters in different backgrounds which are the starting pint of my students stories.
Q6 Challenge time, can you use magic move to create an animation, screen record and post it.
A6 I decline this challenge, to much to learn in such a short time.
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Advice: Start small, keep it simple and work up from there.