As I was driving the kids to school this morning, Scarlett started schooling us on all of the idioms she knows.
“Stop pulling my leg”
“That girl spilled the beans.”
“Raining cats and dogs.”
She would have kept going if we hadn’t just moved to the front of the car pool line. Thanks to Scarlett I got the idea to create some fun idioms using the shapes feature in Keynote for iPad. (Keynote is often on my mind.) 😉
Why not have students combine the power of shapes and the animate effect in Keynote? The animations could be used in so many ways….As a bumper in a video about idioms (students could stage themselves in scenarios to portray different idioms; Use the Clips app to highlight the animation and then use the live titles feature to describe what the idiom actually means; Have students share their animations and ask classmates to share what each idiom actually means.
Making these animations in Keynote is a great way to explore the new shapes and how certain animation effects can make them really move! Here are some of my examples:
What are some other ways you might use this idea in your classroom?