Engage students with fun lesson instruction videos

Engage students with fun lesson instruction videos

A new way to give students instructions that's sure to grab their attention!

Keynote is an Apple application that is generally used to make presentations. You can also access Keynote on Windows devices by logging into an Apple account online. Find out more about using Keynote on a Windows device here.


I've made a short video by just using Canva and Keynote which you can watch by clicking the image above! This is a relatively simple example of what a video of your own could look like. Adding longer slides with more text would mean you could show instructions at a glance, or you could prompt students to pause the video to read a longer message. 

I think this would be a great way to start the week off in class! You might have slides dedicated to a variety of things going on, like goals for the week, themed days, special visits or other deadlines that are important to remember.

Your video could then shown in class on a Monday morning so everyone is on the same page for the week. You'd then have the option of sending the video to students and their parents so they can stay up-to-date with what's going on in the classroom that week!

A static image like the one above would be far more effective and engaging with animations and transitions. Keynote allows you to fade text and images in an out of the animation, scale images up or down, move them around the screen and so much more.

For a full tutorial on how to use Keynote to create motion graphics, you can read this Wistia article. It's the tutorial I followed when first learning to use Keynote, and I found it very thorough in explaining components and it was nice and easy to follow.

Don't have time to create one yourself? Let me handle it!

If you want your own animation customised to your class, get in touch and I can make you one for free! If you can provide images of your Bitmoji or any other character that you like, I can make any video you'd like with your own content. Don't have a character? No problem! We can decide on what image would work best for you.

So what are you waiting for? Get in contact with us to find out more!

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