Keynote for Animation in iMovies

For a period there has been quite a number of videos made using white-boarding techniques. The are pretty attractive and attention grabbing. Most of the time if you need to create a video you end up paying quite a bit for the website that provides the services needed for creating those videos, however I should say, that if you are not a techie they are quite helpful.
But if you already use Keynote or even Power Point I am sure that you can create white board style animation in a pretty slick way. The animation that Keynote provides is quite good for the purpose.

By a combination of build in, action and build out you will be able to achieve this feat with zero investment. However a little bit of investment in time is required. If you have some skills in creating png images it would make the process a lot easier.

Here is a video I created in generating a whiteboard type animation, if you need to use it for some of your Keynote presentations or make a movie out of it


Air Play for Presentation | iPad integration in Education |Apple TV

Mirror your iPad using Apple TV
Often when you are making a presentation or conducting a PD or even teaching you would require technologies that augment your presentations. Sometimes technologies get too complex and many a time does not integrate very well with the process. Quite a bit of time usually gets used up for setting up of these gadgets.

Newer technologies are emerging now, which can be used seamlessly for your day to day presentations. One of the most attractive and practical device I like is the iPad. The iPad in itself is an amazing piece of hardware which seamlessly integrates into your daily life. Now combine it with an Apple TV, it becomes a powerful device for presentations. The device can turn into either a white-board or a simple Power Point or Keynote Presenter.

When you wirelessly integrate this device by using the Air Play this is one of the most amazing tools any speaker, presenter or teacher can have in making their presentations more effective and even collaborative.

The playlist of videos below show how you can achieve this in a real environment and much more.

iCloud and Document syncing

This is a brief write up on “How to use iCloud to store documents like Pages, Keynote and Numbers and download them onto your  PC”

  • Install iCloud application for PC by downloading it from the following site Download here
  • Install control panel by double clicking on the exe file that you just downloaded, login in using your apple id, or apple account to see all your documents.

After you have logged in you will technically be able to see all your photos, mails, outlook contacts etc. if you have already enabled sharing them while you set up your iCloud on your iPad or iPhone. But you will not be able to see your iWorks documents, you may be able to see them after you click manage however not downloadable at this time.

I am more interested in downloading documents made on my iPad like Pages, Key note and Numbers. What I noticed is that I am unable to access any of my documents that are on iWorks from the control panel.
So this is what you do.

Go to iWorks using this link

  • This link will open up a secure page to log you into your iCloud account on the browser
  • Enter your login credentials
  • Now you will be able to see all your documents Keynote, Pages and Numbers
  • Now if you select a document it will give you the option of downloading it as word, pdf or pages format. Appropriate formats are given for Keynote and Numbers.


However I find using dropbox much more convenient, after all this work around. I can access my documents directly in the dropbox program without using a browser. That is way better and convenient.

Only advantage for me now is that I can acces my Pages, Keynote and Numbers documents which I created on my iPad using iCloud on my PC and print them easily

Note:If you need to sync all your music, photos etc go to iTunes preferences, select sharing and check mark “share my library on my local network”, this should complete the process of sharing all other data