Maze.

Only one more obstacle lays in front of our adventurer, the King’s Maze. Legend has it that no one who has entered it, ever left it. Hundreds of travellers are still wandering around in this magical labyrinth.

As he walks up to the entrance, a raven flies over and lands on the arch above the bridge. Two black eyes pierce through our hero drawing his attention. He steps forward and the bird drops a letter.

The note reads as follows: “Listen to the talking statues for clues, because the path you are on might not be the same again when you look over your shoulder. Beware of the dangers hidden within. Their only reason is to keep you hanging around until you loose all sense of reality. So always keep track of time. Become the path to find the exit.”

Challenge accepted and with a confident step forward our hero dives into the next adventure.

Keynote is essential for planning and mapping during the computational thinking process.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open up Keynote and start from a blank new template.

Delete all the remaining text boxes.

First thing you will do is start building the shape of the maze. Tap on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner and go to the Shapes Library.

I’ve added a few rectangle to start shaping my labyrinth example.

Next tap on the rectangle to select it and then tap on the paintbrush.

In the Style section go to Fill and then to Image. For my example I used royalty free images of bricks and a hedge. You can find these using pexels.com

Change how the image should fill your shape.

Now add characters and objects to create story to your maze. Go ahead and tap on the plus sign again at the upper right hand corner. You can either get pictures from your Photo Library, take them with your camera or start drawing some. All of these options can be found in the media section.

Once everything and everyone is in place it’s up to your hero.

Place your player at the start of the maze.

Next, tap on your screen with your Apple pencil and draw the path out of the maze.

Then tap on the line and select Animate.

Choose Line Draw from the options.

Tap on the play button and observe your result.

TIP: If you happen to be on a Mac, then draw the line with your pencil. Next select both the line and your hero. Then go to Format > Shapes and Lines > Make path from shape. Click on the line and watch the magic happen before your eyes. Delete the line afterwards.

Going Further.

Congratulations! You have escaped the King’s Maze and can now continue your journey through Wonderland.

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!

#SeriousPlay