Testing One, Two.

Wonderland is looking for a coding wizard. Someone to design a virtual park experience, someone who can add that little extra, someone who can bring “Spectacular, spectacular!”.

Apple pencil, check.

iPad, check.

Notes and Keynote, check.

Alright then, off you go little wizard.

Keynote is key to sketch, visualise and  prototype a coding project like this one.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

First of all we need to get our ideas out, so open up Notes and tap on the pencil icon at the upper right hand corner to start a new note.

Then tap on the plus sign in the keyboard and select New Sketch.

Start sketching out your prototype for this app. Use icons, arrows, colors and make connections. The more details you have, the easier the next step in the process will be.

For this next step we are going to use Keynote. Go ahead and open it. Start with a blank template.

The app has to fit on a phone, so first we are going to resize the slide. Tap on the three dots at the upper right hand corner.

Select Document Setup.

Tap on Slide Size and go for 3:4

In this next part we are focussing on the design of the app.

Tap on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner and insert a phone frame from your Photo Library.

Then add a bar from the Shapes Library by tapping on the plus sign again and selecting the square.

Reshape it to a rectangle.

Then start adding icons for navigation and images for the background.

Add a new slide by tapping on the plus sign at the bottom left corner and design the next step in your app.

This last part is all about bringing your app to life. Install the navigation and user friendliness of it.

Tap on one of the icons in your menu bar.

Select Link from the menu.

Tap on Link To Slide and select the number of the slide where to navigate to.

Time to try your app out.

TIP: Make sure to set your presentation to Link Only. You can find this option by tapping on the three dots at the upper right hand corner. Then go to Settings and Presentation Type.

Going Further.

Pitch your app proposal at the park owner and who knows, maybe you will be the next storyteller.

This is one of the activities that educators can participate in during The Playground at FETC and TCEA.

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

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Code

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!