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Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Friday, December 4, 1:00–1:50 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Garrett Derr  
Wes Emlet  

Keynote is the ultimate creation tool! In this creation lab, we will share a variety of instructional designs from animated GIFs to interactive learning organizers to excite, engage and empower learners of all ages. Join us as we share 20 ways to use Keynote in the classroom with iPad!

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Keynote
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to inspire educators to go beyond traditional uses of presentation applications to become creators who design learning that will empower learners to create, innovate, and construct knowledge.


Introductions and Warm Up Activity - Circle Challenge - 10 minutes

Learning Lab - 15 minutes
Facilitators will demonstrate three of their favorite Keynote Creations from the book. Participants will be encouraged to practice with us.

Demo 1: Vocabulary Animations
Demo 2: Instant Alpha Adventures
Demo 3: Scratch Offs

Creation Lab - 20 minutes
Participants will have time to design using one new idea as a model. Collaboration is optional but encouraged.

Share out - 5 minutes

Supporting research

Although our session will focus on examples of creativity authored by us, Apple's Everyone Can Create curriculum has been inspirational in our work as tech integrators in empowering teachers and students to go beyond the traditional uses of common edtech tools.

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Garrett Derr, Lancaster SD
Wes Emlet, School District of Lancaster

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