Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons

Karina Barley (PhD)
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
8 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

24/7 course access


- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

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

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of 2. Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.


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 - Karina Barley

Good. Relevant to my teaching and learning approach.

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons - Karina Barley

Very good, practical activities for use in any classroom.

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons - Karina Barley

Was a great refresher for ways to use keynote in the classroom.

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons
by Maja Tancheski on 30/01/2018

I really enjoyed this course. The content was interesting and I really took a lot out of it, especially for the Distance Education setting.

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lesson
by Dylan Tolley on 13/12/2017

I really enjoyed this course and have now made the change from Microsoft Power Point to Keynote. I found the course made me think about my use of ICT and how I could maximise it’s potential especially utilising ideas like App smashing and also not sticking to my tired and tested Apps but exploring new apps.

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 (PhD)


Dr. Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 30 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 completed her PHD in 2019 and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.