Thanks for the downloads and helpful tutorial Ben! Such a cool effect for presentations and student projects!
Keynote Skills: Creativity with Text as Keynote Shapes
This is a topic that I have taught to my Digital Storytelling students, but it may have greater effect as a coaching topic and resource for my fellow educators.
Over the past several years I have used Keynote to great effect in creating presentations, movies, visual effects, and other creative endeavors. This skill involves drawing and combining custom shapes in Keynote to create punch-outs in shape masks and create a stencil effect. This particular tutorial involves the three Keynote files that are attached below.
The video tutorial is embedded below, and the individual Keynote files are attached. I hope you can find new and creative ways for you and your students to express yourselves!
Ben, thanks for sharing the letter shapes. Today while I was working with a Kindergarten teacher we used the letter shapes and created words: cat, pat, hat, pug (she had a pug dog). We combined the letters so they are one shape. Tomorrow in her class, students are going to select the word then go to image fill and take a photo to place into the shape. Example: for cat the students will find a texture in the classroom that represents the texture of a cat's fur and put it into the word shape. Lots of fun while they explore word recognition.
Love this extension/lesson idea from Ben's original video tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us, Gordon!
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Posted on October 23, 2022
Always enjoy seeing the creative things you make using Keynote!