Keynote - News Broadcast Template

Each year our Year 1 teachers ask me to help record videos of their students presenting about an animal that they’ve researched. This year they wanted it to look more like a news broadcast than a nature documentary. 

I puzzled for some time about the easiest way to do this and eventually (as always) it was Keynote to the rescue. 

I quickly built the newsy-looking graphics using shapes, and inserted placeholders for the feature image and the students’ videos. Students just need to use the placeholders to add a photo and a video, and then export the presentation as a movie.


Empty Keynote template with news banner and placeholders for image and video.
Empty Keynote template for news broadcast.

Additionally students can duplicate the slide as many times as they need and add new presenters. Doing this we ended up with a very simple process for creating a class news broadcast with each student contributing their own story. 


Screenshot of completed Keynote showing video and feature image.
The template once it's filled in.

I’ve attached templates for 3:4 and 16:9, but you can probably improve on my graphics.




3 replies

August 27, 2022

Great idea. I can see this being used across primary.

August 28, 2022

Oh this so cool! Such a great idea!

Keynote FTW — always! 🌟

August 28, 2022

This is such a cool idea! Thanks for the resource.

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