You can use Keynote to create compelling presentations with fun animations, interesting transitions, and professional polish.
To create a Keynote presentation, you always start with a theme, then modify it however you want. Slides in a theme include placeholder images and text styled as headlines and body content.
To build your presentation, you replace placeholder content with your own content, or delete placeholders you don’t need. You can also add other objects—like shapes, photos, and charts—to any slide.
When you select an object (an image, shape, chart, table, or cell), then tap , you see formatting controls for the type of object you selected.
You can quickly change the look of the selected text or object by applying a new style to it. Tap one of the alternative styles to change the object’s look, or use the style options to customize the object’s appearance however you like.
Finger gestures are crucial to using Keynote on your iOS device. These are the gestures you need to know:
Using one finger, quickly and firmly touch the screen, then lift your finger. Use this gesture to select an object or activate a button.
Scroll, swipe, flick
Slide one finger up and down or side to side on the screen to move the content within the screen or within a pane. This action allows you to see items that are currently beyond the edges of the screen or more options within a pane. Scroll quickly by swiping or flicking one finger rapidly across the screen.
Swipe or flick up and down to scroll.
You can drag to move an object, or to resize an object or selection range.
To move an object, touch and hold your finger on the object, then drag it to where you want it. To resize an object, tap it, touch and hold one of the selection handles, then drag to resize.
Select multiple objects
Select as many objects as you want by touching and holding one object on the screen, then tapping the other objects with another finger. Use both hands if it’s easier.
Pinch open to zoom in
Place two fingers on the screen and spread them apart. This action allows you to see a close-up of items on the screen. Pinch open quickly to immediately increase the slide size. An indicator displays the current slide magnification as you pinch.
Pinch closed to zoom out
Place two fingers on the screen and bring them together. This action allows you to see more items on the screen. Pinch closed quickly to immediately reduce the slide. An indicator displays the current slide magnification as you pinch.
Add or Delete Slides
Add a slide
Tap "+" at the bottom of the screen, then tap a slide layout.
Tip: You can also add a slide by dragging an image from the media browser or from another app to the slide navigator or light table view.
After adding a slide, add your own content to it, including text, shapes, tables, charts, photos, and videos.
- Duplicate a slide in the slide navigator: Tap a thumbnail, tap it again, then tap Copy. Tap the thumbnail you want the duplicate to follow, tap it again, then tap Paste.
- Duplicate multiple slides in the slide navigator: Touch and hold one slide while tapping others with another finger, then lift the finger from the first slide and tap Copy. Tap the thumbnail you want the duplicates to follow, tap it again, then tap Paste.
- Duplicate a slide in light table view: Tap a thumbnail, then tap the "duplicate page" icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Duplicate multiple slides in light table view: Tap Select at the bottom of the screen, tap the thumbnails you want to duplicate, tap "duplicate page," then tap Done.
Insert a slide from another presentation
- Open a presentation that contains the slide you want.
- Tap the slide in the slide navigator.
- If you don’t see the slide navigator, pinch closed on the slide to zoom out.
- Tap the slide again, then tap Copy.
Tip: To select and copy multiple slides, touch and hold one slide while tapping others with another finger, then lift the finger from the first slide and tap Copy.
- Tap Presentations.
- In the presentation manager, tap the presentation where you want to insert the slide.
- Tap anywhere in the slide navigator, then tap again.
- Tap Paste.
Delete a slide
- Delete a slide: Tap a thumbnail, then tap it again and tap Delete.
If you’re in slide view and don’t see the slide navigator, pinch closed on the slide to zoom out.
- Delete multiple slides: Touch and hold one thumbnail while tapping others with another finger, then lift the finger from the first slide and tap Delete.
Tip: In light table view, you can also tap the thumbnail, then tap at the bottom of the screen. To delete multiple slides, tap Select at the bottom of the screen, tap thumbnails, tap , then tap Done.
For more information on Keynote, isuch as animating and presenting slides, see the Apple Support Guide below:
3-5 Using Keynote
The iPad offers many built in Accessibility tools that allow every student in your classroom to feel empowered and engaged. Here are a few ways you can reach all learners using these Accessibility Tools in your classroom:
Use Keynote to chunk material into short bites of information on each slide.
- Teachers can add visual supports using shapes and drawings to help struggling readers
- Teachers can add videos and audio recordings to support student learning and motivation
- Allow students to draw/sketch an idea on keynote slides
- Create slides on a topic, allowing students to respond to slides with their own answers/ideas (e.g.,ask questions on odd numbered slides 1, 3, 5, 7. Students answer the questions on the even number slides 2, 4, 6 and 8) using audio, video or handwriting.