New Arrivals and EAL iPad Program – Lesson 4: Creating Math Lessons with Keynote to share with the Preps (and Mr. Garcia can now speak Arabic!)

Today we started to use Keynote for the first time. Keynote is a very powerful iPad App that will allow you to make presentations. It also does so much more like animations, books, movies, lots of stuff. For today we began with the basics.

In learning how to use Keynote the students created some simple Math Games (just a set of slides, remember we want to use the tools well first) which they will share with the Prep students.

So from this simple activity the students learnt the basics of Keynote, how to make slides, using their words, ordering (in the slides and transitions). They will then learn a whole new set of skills when they head down to work with the Preps including, sharing their knowledge, speaking with a younger group of children (in both English and Arabic) and presentation skills and confidence.

Oh, and I am now fluent in Arabic….well the numbers 3 and 5 (video at the end of this post)

Below I have a visual breakdown of the lesson (with info in the captions), I have also posted the full video of the lesson at the end of this post.

Keynote Math Lesson:

We created some simple Math problems (remember these are target at out Prep students) using slides. Students learnt how to add and edit text.
We created some simple Math problems (remember these are targeted at our Prep students) using slides. Students learnt how to add and edit text.
We then learnt how transitions work. By adding one at the start (Build In) our item will appear, and one at the end (Build Out) our item will disappear. We talked about how the 'Order' is important here.
We then learnt how transitions work. By adding one at the start (Build In) our item will appear, and one at the end (Build Out) our item will disappear.
We talked about how the ‘Order’ is important here.
We continue to use the tools and apps on the iPad to help in our English use, such as Google Translate and iPad dictation.
We continue to use the tools and apps on the iPad to help in our English use, such as Google Translate and iPad dictation.
We looked at different ways to represent numbers for the Preps such as shape.
We looked at different ways to represent numbers for the Preps such as shape.
We also looked at using real-world items and how they can relate back to maths.
We also looked at using real-world items and how they can relate back to maths.

Mr Garcia is now fluent in Arabic….Kinda’

Full Lesson Video (24min):

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