5 tips to create engaging Pages templates

Welcome to the first post in the second series of videos supporting educators to ‘Get the most out of your MacBook’. The first series focused on Productivity, whereas this series focus’ on creating content.

In this series, we'll dive into creating engaging content for your students using the iWork Apps on your Mac—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. These are fantastic tools to foster critical thinking and to empower your students.

Each post includes a downloadable classroom resource and a step-by-step video with five useful tips.

In this post, we begin with Pages. Discover how to create a Whakataukī reflection journal, a powerful tool for tamariki to reflect on Māori proverbs. Whakataukī play a vital role in Māori culture and can be used to foster a sense of connection and belonging in the classroom.

The accompanying video guides you through five top tips for creating Pages workbooks, covering:

  • Customising your own shapes.
  • Creating content placeholders.
  • Designing unique icons.
  • Arranging and locking shapes.
  • Creating your own Pages template. 

As an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, I'm here to support educators in building their skills and confidence using Apple technology. These quick-tip videos are designed to assist both newcomers and experienced Mac users in creating engaging, personalized content that can be easily shared through Classroom or Classwork. Stay tuned for more helpful insights!



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Posted on October 16, 2023

Thanks for sharing Trudi! I was at the Apple Training Day in the holidays and really enjoyed your perspective on Te Ao Māori. This will be such a great resource to go alongside some digital learning I am doing with our Year 5-8 ākonga about the whakataukī, "Ko au te whenua, Te whenua te au" for EOTC and Camp.

Posted on October 18, 2023

Kia ora Bex

I'd love to see some of the finished mahi!

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