Another thought on this… a couple of years back I was using the Image/Edit Mask tool in Keynote to reveal parts of a primary source. The concept was to have students look at just a piece of an image, discuss and hypothesize before revealing more. Similar, but your Spotlight is a creative twist on this!
To create the “reveal” I added a primary source image on the first Keynote slide. Then tapped Image/Edit Mask to hide most of the image. Next I duplicated that first slide and used Image/Edit Mask to show more of the image. Duplicated the slide again to reveal more, and so on. Here is a Keynote Export to Video of the results.
This image is from the Library of Congress Title: Welcome to all, Date Created/Published: 1880, Medium: 1 print : lithograph, color. Summary: Uncle Sam on "U.S. Ark of Refuge" welcoming immigrants, with cloud "War" over them.
Posted on August 29, 2022
Very creative idea! So perfect for primary source analysis. Thanks!