I am participating in the CISD Digital Learning Coach Blogging Challenge. I have chosen to utilize the animation features in Keynote in a new way and reflect on the experience and outcome with this blog post.
In about an hour, I created this 42 second video:
Now for the steps I took to arrive at the video as the final product:
- Create a new Keynote Presentation – I chose the white theme.
- Use Pixabay to identify the ferris wheel image (Bonus! It’s in the Public Domain!)
- Slide 1: Insert ferris wheel image and add text (find the measure of the angle between the spokes on the ferris wheel).
- Slide 2: Create the ray from the center of the ferris wheel and use the line draw feature to animate. Create a second ray on top of the other one.
- Slide 3: Use the magic move feature to animate the angle opening and add text (estimate the angle measure).
- Grab an image of a protractor and use Photoshop’s magic eraser tool to make the background (and all of the inside parts) transparent.
- Slide 4: Insert the edited protractor image.
- Slide 5: Use magic move to rotate the protractor.
- Use another program with equation editor ability (such as Microsoft Word) to create the 20 degrees symbol – am I missing something with Keynote here? Can I create math type in Keynote without having the actual MathType program on my Mac?
- Slide 5: Insert the 20 degrees symbol.
- Slide 6: Add the text (how did your estimate compare?)
- Export the Keynote file to Quicktime.
- Upload the Quicktime file to Vimeo.
All of that in about an hour. I know Keynote has so many features I have not yet used/learned. It is a powerful tool and well worth exploring!
Here’s a pic of my 6 slides:
My friend, Kyle Pearce has some great examples of using Keynote animations with math on his website:
- Visualizing the Volume of a Rectangular Prism Formula
- Visualizing the Volume of a Cylinder Formula
- Visualizing Two Variable Linear and Non-Linear Relationships
Note: I gave myself an hour to complete this because I know I would devote an entire weekend to a Keynote if I could!