A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn efficient and creative ways to present information. Though it wasn't designed for education, Keynote has intuitive features for importing, editing, and sharing presentations, making it a great tool for the classroom. As your kids use it at home to prepare assignments, they can hone the process of gathering and synthesizing information and deciding what to share and how to share it. With Keynote, kids can learn to create visually appealing slide shows to organize and present their thoughts to groups large and small.
Ease of Play
Keynote has all the features you need for creating a great presentation and none that you don't. Navigation is intuitive, and sharing is easy.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Keynote for iPad is the tablet version of Apple's presentation software. Kids can choose from a range of templates, fonts, and styles to create slides that tell a story or make a statement. Kids likely will use it for school presentations, unless they want to formally lobby you for a later curfew. It's easy to share work in a variety of ways (iCloud, email, file sharing, PDF, social media), but sharing is voluntary. You can access the app in a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Russian, and Japanese.
Is It Any Good?
Keynote has great slide-creation features, extensive built-in help text, and lots of ways to present and share. Since it's designed by Apple for their device, it might be the best program to use for making presentations from the iPad or iPhone.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.