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Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media
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Create and share sharp, professional presentations.

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Educational Value

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.

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What 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.

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Kid, 9 years old March 22, 2018

Useful app helps make better presentations

Keynote can help make great presentations and it’s appropriate and easy to use for all ages.

What's it about?

KEYNOTE has all the features a presentation app needs, including a range of slide themes, stellar options for animation, and one-touch access to the ability to present a slide show. One of the best aspects of this app is its flexibility: Kids can import slides from other formats -- such as PDF images or PowerPoint -- and export their slides to the same media.

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • The best presentations often have the fewest words per slide. How can kids choose their words carefully to have the biggest impact?

  • Many slide show presentations are meant to enhance an oral presentation. Get kids to outline what they plan to present. Which information should be said aloud? Which information should be included on the slides?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: presenting to others, speaking, using supporting evidence
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, collecting data, thinking critically
    Creativity: making new creations
    Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression, presenting
    Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 8, 2015
  • Category: Productivity
  • Size: 691.00 MB
  • Publisher: Apple
  • Version: 4.3
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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