I'll be teaching a few sessions at D25's Tech Academy on August 16th about using Keynote software on a Mac to make creative projects. I decided to put everything attendees need to work through the ideas I want to share in the session with examples, directions, and resources in this ONE KEYNOTE FILE (50mbs). Click the examples below to enlarge.
My students made this PSA video on how to use the internet for good as their entry into an online student contest. They came in 2nd place nation-wide. The entire movie was animated using Keynote. See if you can identify the different builds and actions used.
This Fugleflick, I AM ART, was made using keynote animation with green screen effects in iMovie. It's an awesome resource for introducing categories of art to students.
Careers in Art, winner of Nextvista.org's video of the year in 2011, was animated using keynote. The photos were outlined by the technique shown here and the intro was a cool discovery I explain in this tutorial.
Kindergarteners began the school year learning about the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. We poured them into the center of our paper, folded it in half, and watch the colors mix into a symmetrical design. It reminded us of butterflies. So we will turn them into butterflies with construction paper and googly eyes next week. Meanwhile we imagined that each artist was the body of their own butterfly for these images.
See the gallery on Artsonia here.
Here is a little "how to" for making these in Keynote (on a Mac):
Tricia Fuglestad's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow
Students completed their physical piece of art by learning how to make a butterfly body by measuring a good SIZE and designing a good SHAPE for their symmetrical paint wings. These can be viewed in their gallery here.
Graphic designers, videographers, and web content creators have a BIG role to play in creating "selling" a candidate and their message during an election. I thought it would be an excellent challenge for student to design their own campaign graphic and slogan. What would they offer our country if they ran as a public servant (slogan) and what visual would help people remember their name (graphic).
This assignment would only focus on first names since the results would be published online. Here is my example. Can you tell what play on words I'm trying to achieve?
I used Comic Life app to find an interesting font. I drew the graphic in Keynote (desktop version) using the vector line option. See this post for a tutorial of how to draw with keynote. Then put the whole composition together in Keynote as well.
I chose RED, WHITE, and BLUE for the design to represent the USA. I made a compact fluorescent bulb instead of the incandescent to suggest my energy saving plans. I tried to make my name look like the word "Electrician" to tie into energy and reinforced it with my slogan implying that I have bright ideas which is usually depicted visually with a light bulb.
LESSON EXTENSION: Since the whole design was assembled in Keynote, I used the animation tools in that program to visually enhance my message through movement. Then I exported the animation as a quicktime movie and converted it using ezgif.com.
Students combine literacy, Science, Art, and Technology as they play Scrabble with the Periodic Table of Elements.
As I looked at the table to see if I could make words I found that I wanted to write, circle, and see all the choices at once. So I created a template for just this purpose. Download the template into your camera roll and import it into the Skitch app where you can annotate over the image. When I had a word I used Keynote to make boxes and fill them with text, numbers, and colors. Once I had one word finished, I copied the format and kept playing. Here is my Keynote Template for three and four element words. Here are some things I created using my template. I tried using images, gradients, and solid colors in the boxes. Not all options are available on the iPad version of Keynote.
I ran some of the images through CustomInk's site to see what they would look like if they were printed on a mug, hat, or t-shirt. They give you the option of deleting the background color (see the hat) which makes the font turn the color of the fabric.
Long ago I came up with a project called iExpress where students pose in a way that expresses themselves, create a silhouette, and add an iWord much like the old iPod/iTunes ads. This project can be reproduced in many different ways on the mac using Photoshop or Keynote or on the iPad using superimpose and Sketchbook Express. I have all three ways explained in this post.
I revised the project today to add a new twist. Instead of the final product being only static images, the lesson can be extended using the animation tools in Keynote.
Students could be challenged to create a pose that lends itself to a movement and then animate that movement using the options for actions, effects, or animations within the app. This can be done on both the Mac and iPad.
Click here to download my keynote to explore my transitions and animation choices
Explore this other keynote animation project too (includes tutorial): http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/flying-fifth-graders1
Did you know that the Keynote software (Apple's presentation tool) on the Mac has a drawing tool?
It is a vector based tool that creates clean and customizable shapes that you can fill with color, gradients, or a photo. Then layer, arrange, flip, add shadows and group these shapes until they've become almost anything you can dream of.
Here are some of the drawings I created using Keynote. I used images of fabrics to fill my shapes. You can download my folder of fabrics here if you want to give this a try. See my tutorial below for some tips and how tos.
Currently the iPad version of keynote is missing some of the tools: the free draw line and fill with a photo. This means you can only draw shapes from pre-made choices and fill with colors. The teddy bear design below would work on the iPad because it is completely made from ovals, circles, and lines.
Now Animate what you Create:
Need a simple tutorial to get you started with keynote animation? Try this one.
I guess I didn't look too closely at the new version of the Keynote App on the iPad until the other day. Originally I was terribly disappointed in the app for leaving out my favorite feature: Instant Alpha. Well, it's back! That single feature opens up endless possibilities for graphic design and art creation. Here is one example-adding outlines around a photo. I've been seeing this look in ads online and sighing because I don't like to use my desktop to make art, but I knew that my Keynote app on the desktop could do this. But, the sighs have switched to celebrations. Take a look at my tutorial to see how this app can turn your photos into super cool outlined graphics.
Now that the art room has 1:1 iPad access, I'm looking forward to having my students try my old iExpress projects a new way. We used to do this on the laptops using Keynote which I wrote up for SchoolArts Magazine in Nov. 2007 here but this new way is SUPER easy and still just as effective. Take a look what the kids have made in the past here.
If you don't have iPads I still have these tutorials available for the desktop:
Here is a video tutorial for making this project in Photoshop Express on the desktop.
Here is a screencast video for making this lesson in Keynote on the desktop.
This is the 100th Art Ed STEAM lesson complied all in one place on my online flyer.
Click here to explore the other 99 ideas.
My iPad Workshop
On Friday I had the privilege to attend and present a workshop at the Illinois Computer Educator's (ICE) onference in St. Charles, IL. I did a hands on iPad workshop exploring creative ways to use iPads with any content. We had a larger than expected group because of another workshop cancellation, so it wasn't as intimate as I would have hoped. But, more the merrier when it comes to learning. IPEVO very graciously provided some items to raffle to the attendees. You can actually ask for the item we raffled during the month of March. Check it out and make your wish here.
Download my workshop handout here.
Find all the iPad lesson resources here.
See some tweets from our session from Jennifer here and here. And Jorge's here.
Photos from Sessions
Today I received a tweet from Wesley Fryer (who I had met in person in February at the Illinois Computer Educator Conference) implying that there may be some mention of my art program in his Florida Art Education Association Conference general session presentation called Amplify Art with Media (see his noteshere).
More tweets and links followed and now I feel like I am looking into a mirror in a mirror. Surreal!
First of all, I'm SO flattered that Wes wanted to share about what we do at Dryden, but also amazed & thrilled that people at the conference tweeted and shared their photos and comments.
Thank you #artsed tweeps!
That's Nicole in the picture, my student teacher and resident Green Screen/Doink app assistant, in a scene from this video (below).
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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