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Monday, October 6, 2014

Keynote X Google: Creating & Sharing Presentations on an iPad

While the Google Slides app finally appeared in the App Store, the fact is the app is basically useless with regards to creating presentations on an iPad. While working on a presentation tonight in Keynote on my iPad, I stumbled across a workflow that at first seemed completely useless. I quickly realized it may end up being extremely helpful for both teachers and students.

The process:

Why should anyone use this workflow:

  1. Teachers can create slides on their iPad with Keynote, export to Drive (Slides), convert to Slides format for later editing from their computer, to present in class or to share with their students through a Google drive folder.
  2. Students can create slides on their iPad with Keynote, export to Drive (Slides), convert to Slides format to share for group collaboration or to share with a teacher or even turn in through Google Classroom.
  3. This workflow process allows presentations created on an iPad to be backed up in Google Drive, edited for future use or even exported back to Keynote for presenting from an iPad.

In the vein of my last post (see the update), while this workflow may help with technical processes, the most important idea to consider is what sorts of ideas may students be asked to present about using this workflow? What questions might we ask them to tackle and present on to their peers.

 

 

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