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Sending a Keynote file to your teacher

“Why” explained below. First, “How”:

You’ve created a Keynote presentation, and need to get it to your teacher in a way that can be viewed on their laptop [which does NOT have Keynote installed]. Here is how to make sure your presentation can be viewed [and thus graded!]. Click any picture below to see a bigger version.

  1. On your iPad, open up the presentation.
  2. Click the “Share” icon – square with arrow coming out of it.
  3. If you want to email the file, see #4 below.
    If you want to upload a PDF or Powerpoint file to Drive from your keynote presentation, see #5 below.
  4. Select “Send a Copy”

    1. Pick a file format – PDF or PowerPoint. Ask your Teacher if you don’t know which to use.
    2. Select “Mail”.14B                        Fill out the email, and send it.
  5. Select “Open in Another App”

    1. Pick a file format – PDF or PowerPoint. Ask your Teacher if you don’t know which to use.
    2. Select “Open in Drive”.
    3. Drive will open, and ask “Would you like to upload filename.pptx to My Drive?”
    4. YES, you do!17
    5. After the file has uploaded you can email it, share it with your teacher, view it online, etc.



What’s this all about? [Some details]

The principle here is dealing with file formats. In this case the students are creating files that the teacher needs to read, but that app is not available for the teacher’s computer [Keynote is a Mac only app, and most MDS teachers have Windows machines].

So how do you deal with the situation where you are creating in one app and need to open it in another?

Here’s your
One Word Explanation:

Find a file format that both sides of the equation can use. Export the file from your app, and the recipient can open it in the app of their choice.

Some file types that commonly transfer nicely include

  • Word processing: rtf, doc, docx
  • Graphics: jpg, png
  • Spreadsheet: csv, xls
  • Video: trickier, because it involves not only the “container” [mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4a] but also the “codec” [how the video was prepared]. Export the same file a few different ways and see which one works.
  • Text & Graphics: PDF

In the list above, you are walked through the steps of taking a keynote presentation on an iPad, exporting it as either a PDF or PPTX [Powerpoint] file, then uploading it to Drive. The teacher can then open the file up in a PDF reader or Powerpoint.

Easy Photo Presenting – Photography Class

Photography Class – Easy Presentations

Two Methods

Google Drive

  • Easy

  • No editing or control over order

  1. Photoshop – export to Camera roll

  2. Start Chrome or Google Drive App

  3. Login to your Drive

  4. Switch to Desktop version [link at bottom].

  5. [optional] Create Folder to stash pix in

  6. Click UPLOAD button

  7. Select which photos to upload and make it happen

  8. TO VIEW:

    1. Click on one photo

    2. Swipe to move between all photos in the folder


  • More Control

  • looks nicer

  • no editing

  • limits on photo – i.e. no resizing

  • Must have Prezi Account

  1. Startup Prezi app

  2. Login to Prezi [or create an account]

  3. new Presentation

  4. Select a Template

  5. Edit a Frame – Change the type to photo with title [it’s on the left, bottom of screen]

  6. DO NOT “type to add a title”. Tap somewhere else in the frame

  7. “Choose Existing”

    1. You have no control on the ipad over how the photo is placed in the frame

    2. Photo is placed in the frame automatically

  8. Go to next frame, insert next photo, etc.

  9. When finished, present it.

  10. Click HOME icon, it’ll ask if you want to save it.

  11. Remember to LOGOUT if on Dept. iPad set.
    [Use your imagination on what could happen if you don’t.]


Other notes

  • Both Prezi and Google Docs allow you to create on a desktop/laptop and present on the ipad. This would give you more possibilities for design – i.e. adding text, etc along with your pix. Then use the ipad to present your work.
  • Another possibility: Draw any text you want and take a picture of it.
  • Or you could copy your picture, pull it up into photoshop, add text and notes to it on a layer, save it as a JPG or PNG, upload to Google Drive.