Love how you have used magic move to make a lesson more creative. I bet the students really enjoyed it!
Using Keynote to create animations (Geography - Water Cycle)
If you're looking to include some creativity in your Geography class this is a great beginner activity. My students were tasked with demonstrating understanding of the water cycle. Instead of the standard copying or drawing the diagram in their books I asked students to create an animation with voice over using Keynote. Below is the lesson outline/material and it includes a complete samples as well as an additional sample idea for some of my students who needed additional support. The Keynote animations can be seen in the file, including magic moves which work great with this activity and the option of students either using the built in shapes or drawing their own.
After completing the task I asked students to export as a Movie to share with the class.
This is awesome, Erin!
I love ideas like this in the classroom!
Very fun animation Erin! Easy for students to do and the visual really enhances the concept!
Here in California teachers might take this topic of water another step and have students look at ways to encourage water conservation during the drought. I work a lot with primary sources so I added a 1941-43 poster from the Work Progress Administration created during World War II to Keynote and did a simple “drip” move. Fun, historic. So many possibilities with Keynote!
Image source Library of Congress
Fantastic idea, Cheryl. I love how this can develop a primary source.
Water cycle is a perfect concept for animation. Thanks for sharing your resources.
This is awesome! Thank you sooo much for creating this and sharing it 🤩
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Posted on August 27, 2022
Erin, thank you for sharing this fun and creative activity. As a fellow educator, and former science teacher, I wish I had Keynote animations as an option “back in the day.” Modern technology has the ability to connect students to content like never before, as long as we have teachers willing to take a chance on the technology and see where it takes us. Thanks again and look forward to seeing more amazing lesson ideas.