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Teach coding concepts on iPad with animated Memoji
Learn about key concepts in coding using Memoji stickers and animation with Keynote for iPad.
Learning Objectives for this lesson:
- Demonstrate understanding of commands, functions and loops
- Create Animated Memoji GIFs as examples of commands, functions and loops
- Use computational thinking to complete Keynote animation tasks
This activity allows students to show their understanding of coding concepts that they learned through Swift Playgrounds in a more creative way.
Students could personalise and customise their Memoji and tell simple stories by creating Animated Memoji GIFs with Keynote for iPad.
With each of the the three main coding concepts — commands, functions and loops — students created Animated Memoji GIFs. They then typed these in Keynote as commands grouped in functions and loops.
Some tasks included Motion Path animations and required students to use computational thinking to set the correct animation build order for the Keynote slide.
They documented their work in an interactive Keynote journal.
Download the attached interactive Keynote guides to get started coding and creating animated GIFs with Memoji stickers:
This lesson formed part of my Apple Teacher Portfolio as an ‘Apply’ lesson, but could be easily adapted and used as an ‘Explore’ lesson depending on the age, skill level, positioning and depth of the activity, and has lots of opportunities to be simplified (i.e. leave out the voiceover part) or for extension activities.
I used this lesson with my 1st Year Coding class (12-13 years old), but it could easily be used in different contexts with other age groups too!
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