Turn Your Keynote into a Screencast on your MacBook Air

Save your money on screencasting apps by using Keynote on your MacBook Air.

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1. Prepare your slides in Keynote.

2. Under “Play”, select “Record Slideshow”.

3. As you speak, use the arrows on the keyboard (instead of the TouchPad) to reduce noise.

4. Once done, under “File” select “Export to”, and then “Quick Time”.

5. Upload the video into YouTube.

Yes, it is that easy. Here is what I produced last night, on how to create digital student portfolios:

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District, also in Wisconsin (http://mineralpointschools.org/). He also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Matt tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD (www.ascd.org) and Lead Literacy (www.leadliteracy.com).

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