A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
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.
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?
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?
- 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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