A Pirate’s Life.

After that last adventure our traveller is taking a well deserved rest at the beach. A rest that wouldn’t last very long because a new quest is about to knock on his door.

A bottle washes up on the beach with what appears to be a message hidden inside of it. When he opens it a sound wave stuns him and the air around him all of a sudden feels colder. The sky looks darker and in the distance he hears a vague sound.

A bell tolls and from the deep waters a massive pirate ship rises. Limping on a wooden peg a sailor approaches, reaches out his hook and says:”Oi Matie, come aboard and help us find the treasure!”

You embark on the journey of a pirate’s life.

Using links and drawings will send you on a journey of a lifetime in Keynote.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open Keynote and start a blank new template. Delete any text boxes.

First we need to draw the location. Tap on your iPad with your Apple pencil and start drawing the island.

Only you know where the treasure is hidden, so add as many details as possible on the map. To help you with this use shapes, drawings and images.

Tap on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner and you will find these options in the Shapes Library and the media section.

TIP: I’ve added a hidden scratch location on my map. Young explorer actually need to dig up the treasure on this map. To hide objects I use the drawings tools. The eraser will become your shovel. More on hiding objects in this post.

Now that your map is drawn and the clues are carefully placed it is time to add the interactivity.

First add a few extra slides with clues on them.

Next tap on one of the objects.

Select Link from the menu.

Then select Link To Slide. Select the correct number of the slide you want to link to.

Once all the links are in test your map.

And be careful for the hidden traps on the island…

Going Further.

Now that you have found the treasure don’t forget to collect your reward when you exit 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