New series: Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

One of the big goals for one of the schools I work for is to flip lessons in order to make room in class for more student-centered learning activities while in school.  After a book study of the keystone text, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, Read More …

Prepare your environment for a Keynote recording

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Did you know you can force any PowerPoint to convert to Keynote? That way, you don’t have to rebuild any of your presentations to start flipping your lessons. When opening Keynote, use the File > Open command to find the PowerPoint. It will convert automatically and report any bugs in the conversion process. Recording should Read More …

Ready, Set…Record voiceover narration in Keynote

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Steps in italics have been copied from Apple’s support site with annotations added so you are prepared to make a more professional-sounding recording.  Would you rather see this process step-by-step?  A video how-to can be found on YouTube. Select the slide on which you want the recording to start. From the Play menu at the top, select Read More …

Re-recording a segment in a narrated Keynote

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Having an interruption in your recording can be a distraction to your listeners/students.  Unfortunately, there is a limitation to re-recording in Keynote: you cannot clip something out of the middle of a recording, just from the interruption point to the end.  Here’s a description of your options: If your recording is interrupted (and you’re aware Read More …

Prepare to share with students: Export to a video format

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Sending just the Keynote means that students can play the Keynote from beginning to end, but only from beginning to end.  Think about that for a minute: By sending the presentation file, you lose the big advantage provided by rewindable video.  Fear not, for these instructions will guide you through how to get that feature Read More …