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Kickin' It Up With Keynote

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYODex

Sunday, June 23, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Location: Franklin 11-12-13, Marriott

Kathy Schrock  
Keynote is a great tool for presentations and very easy to use. But there are so many cool features that you may not have had time to try out. Learn ways to use tools within Keynote for image editing, animation, creating infographics and much more.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Latest version of Keynote for Mac (currently 8.1)
Latest version of Keynote for iPad (currently 4.1)
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, parents, peers and the larger community.
For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Many teachers and students use Keynote to present their findings, information, and communicate to others. However, this popular tool/app includes built-in creative ways to present information as well allow teachers and students
to use the tool for their own creative purposes.

Having a single tool that contains many ways of doing things allows teachers and students to personalize how they use Keynote. And, in this session, by providing a deep dive, and practice, into the many ways Keynote can be used to support teaching and learning, participants will leave with a creative toolbox to express their ideas.

Technology is not about the tool, but what the tool can bring to the creator as they begin to think outside the box. Many of the current pedagogical practices -- problem and project based learning, challenge-based learning, and design thinking -- all include aspects of design. These connections will be discussed in this BYOD session as well as ways for teachers to foster creativity in their classroom.

By combining the pedagogy and the practical aspects of the use of Keynote during this BYODex session, the participants will leave with the confidence to creatively use the tool for purposes far beyond the simple presentation, including full-motion animation, infographics, image-editing, and many other uses. 
Kathy is a long-time presenter about the best uses of technology to support teaching and learning and always concentrates on pedagogy first and creation second.


Overview of pedagogy, creativity, and creation (15 minutes)
Introduction and practice with 4+ activities including specialized use of Keynote (60 minutes)
Questions and audience sharing of tips (15 minutes)

Supporting research

1. Design thinking process (

Unleashing every genius (
3. Creativity in the classroom

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Kathy Schrock, Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist. She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Innovator, an Amazon Teacher Innovator, an Apple Teacher 2016, an Alpha Squirrel, a ThingLink Certified Educator, a MakerBot Curriculum Creator, and a Discovery Education Guru. She is well-known for her site, Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything.

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