73 – Apple Keynote

UP 8 places in 2021

This is Apple’s presentation software for all Mac and iOS platforms.

Website: apple.com/keynote/
Cost: Free
Availability: Download (for Mac and iOS)

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 40
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 59
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 85

Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 81 2019: 74 2018: 57 2017: 71 2016: 64 2015: 55 2014: 57
2013: 43 2012: 93 2011: – 2010: 90 2009: 48 2008: 65 2007: 72

Comments on Apple Keynote in 2021

“I use the Apple’s presentation for virtual classrooms, webinars, keynotes, presentations (e.g. in projects) and introductions in workshops (since March 2020 especially for webinars and virtual classrooms; I have to export the presentation to PDF if I want to share it with learners). In addition, producing presentations in Keynote fosters re-structuring my thoughts. Therefore, Keynote is also a tool for personal and professional learning.” Wilfred Rubens, Netherlands

“My native presentation tool. (yes, I’m an Apple person, what can I say?). It’s just cleaner for me than alternatives.” Clark Quinn, Author and Consultant, USA

Previous comments

“I have students create Keynote presentations to showcase information they may have collected for a report. Students then present these presentation to classmates” Teacher, USA, 2020

“when combined with Apple iMovie, you can create super visual effects with your students” Sara Carlesimo, Web Designer/Teacher, France, 2020

“Keynote is how I create presentations, another way I do, and then share, my thinking. Diagrams are a big part of my talks, punctuated with stock photos to represent concepts (from Pixabay and occasionally Unsplash). I believe (and don’t have evidence for) that using an image that relates to the concept but doesn’t exactly communicate it leaves open some curiosity that then gets connected. And that this leads to better comprehension (I avoid bullet points in live presos, and save them for handouts). Anyone got that data?” Clark Quinn, USA, 2020

Quick Guide to Apple Keynote

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Apple Keynote for teaching, training, learning and development.

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