Updates to Keynote in iOS make thing that used to be hard so much easier and it gives you the opportunity to focus on the learning.

In the recent update the linking feature got some attention. All you have to do next is sit back and watch great minds have a play with it. Connect the dots, create the links and start storytelling using Keynote.

Students follow the story map to write the narrative, draw scenes & record audio narration all in a presentation tool.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open the story template created by Jonathan Cho in Keynote.

Play the presentation and make a selection to continue the story.

Next open this ‘Choose Your Own Adventure‘ template created by Jamie Clark to brainstorm how the story can continue.

Gather story elements and take photos of them.

Edit the pictures in Photos.

Add the images to the story by tapping on the plus sign at the top right and choose Photos or Video. 

Next have them add a text box to write down the continuation of the story.

Add a shape with opacity at zero percent and place it on the slide to create the next point of decision, 

Tap on the shape to add a link. Choose the slide number to skip in the story. Give the reader a choice.

Share the end result as a Link Only presentation.

Going Further.

Now that you have your story and different pathways challenge yourself to add special effect sounds using GarageBand.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!