Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons

Karina Barley
Taking education into the 21st Century
Keynote is a versatile app. How to use Keynote in the classroom in innovative, creative ways both as a teaching tool and for your students to demonstrate their learning...
Target Audience
Teachers Support Teachers
3 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Keynote is more than just a ‘presentation’ app. Yes, this app is great for running your presentations and powerpoints, but the potential of this app is so much more!
This course will teach you how to use Keynote to create motivating and inspiring lessons in majority of Curriculum areas. Learn how to make digital worksheets, ‘convertible’ lessons, and fun projects using this extremely versatile app.


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Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.

You will need to download the app Keynote.
Visit the iTunes Store
It is currently $12.99

Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. You have 4 weeks to complete the course and can do at your own pace within the start and end dates (advertised). There are no set times where you have to attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning please contact either or Karen Barley and we will do anything we can to assist you.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


Start Date Location Availability Price    
31/05/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now
16/08/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now
14/11/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now


Introduction to Keynote

1 hour

Keynote – the basics

How to navigate the app
What do all the icons do?
Sharing Capabilities.

Video and Online Modules

Keynote - Animation & Transitions

1 hour

The importance of using animations & transitions

Adding audio to your Keynote presentations

Videos & Online Modules

What can you do with Keynote?

50 minutes

How can you use Keynote in the classroom?
Using Keynote across the curriculum
Integrating other apps into Keynote

Videos, Online Modules

Creating Digital Worksheets

1 hour and 30 minutes

Making worksheets that are digital and exciting
Using the animation feature to make Keynote convertible

The pzazz factor.

Video, Resources and Online Modules

Using Keynote Across the Curriculm

50 minutes

Using Keynote for Literacy Lessons
Using Keynote for Numeracy Lessons

Using Keynote in other Curriculum areas

Video, Resources and Online Modules

Students can use Keynote to demonstrate learning

30 minutes

How can Students use this app to complete their work
Using Keynote to enthusiastically demonstrate learning

Video, Resources and Online Modules

Overview and Review

20 minutes

Reflective Overview

User Rating


Latest Reviews

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Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons
by Stacey Saunders on 04/04/2016
I really enjoyed this and learnt some great things about using Keynote in my classroom. The videos and activities helped assist my understanding of this tool and gave me some great ideas about how to use digital worksheets and combine applications for effective teaching resources. A very valuable course.
Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons
by Helen Bull on 06/10/2015

I found this course really helpful and inspiring. The instructions were step by step and mostly, easy to follow. I liked being able to replay the modules numerous times to take in more information. The quick replies to questions was also very helpful. I now have a lot more confidence to explore keynote on the iPad and laptop and will think to use it more often when preparing lessons.

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons
by Beverley Babbage on 03/06/2015

I learned some new uses for the app, didn’t realise it was so versatile.

About the team

Karina Barley


Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.