Creating Game Animations to Support Student Learning During Game Play

with Keynote for MAC

This course will take approximately 5 hours to complete. If you have any questions about the course, please email us at "[email protected]".

Target Audience: This course was designed for K-12 physical educators as well as coaches

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to develop the skills to create game animations to support student learning during game play.

Course Description: This self-paced online course is designed for physical educators and coaches who wish to learn how to create simple game animations to support student learning in their physical education or sport programs. Game animations can help you present new games, or tactical concepts to your students visually in a highly engaging way. Using the power of Keynote for Mac you will design custom graphics, animate and explore ways to share and present your new animations with students.

Course Goals: On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Create custom graphics using Keynote.
  • Animate graphics using Keynote.
  • Create game animations for your physical education or sport program.
  • Add voice-overs to your game animations.
  • Convert your animations into video & GIF format for ease of sharing.

Reading Materials: All reading materials will be available on the Internet as articles or from files to be downloaded within the course module.

Technology needed to complete: To be able to create game animations using all the features described in this course, we advise that you have a Mac computer (desktop or laptop) with Keynote for Mac installed. Some features are available using Keynote for iOS however it is not as straightforward as the Mac version.

Course Design/Schedule: We have estimated this module will take approximately 5 clock hours to complete. This will vary with every learner. Since the course will take approximately 5 hours you could apply for 5 professional development hours from your school/school district. Make sure to check with your principal or professional development coordinator to see how this works in your district.

Students will work through the course in a sequential manner, learning then applying their new skills to build increasingly complex game animations. No previous experience with Keynote is required.

Training Resources/References: As part of this course you will have access to a toolkit of pre-made players, equipment and playing spaces to speed up your creation of game animations.

Your Instructor

Nathan Horne
Nathan Horne

Nathan is currently based in British Columbia, Canada where he is the PHE Department Head and a PYP Physical & Health Education teacher at Meadowridge School. Nathan has previous teaching experience in national and international schools in Australia, the UK, Cambodia Italy, and Singapore and advocates strongly for quality purposeful physical education for each and every student. Nathan has presented his ideas at local, national and international conferences and workshops in North America, Asia Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Course Curriculum

  Course Introduction & Information
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  Introduction to Keynote
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  Using Game Animations in Physical Education
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  Reflection & Certificate of Completion
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