Mac tips n tricks

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Mac tips n tricks

  1. 1. Mac Tips and Tricks Personalizing Learning Julia.Leong@me.com Apple Distinguished Educator Download notes now at: www.slideshare.net/julialeongThursday, 16 February, 12
  2. 2. OSxThursday, 16 February, 12
  3. 3. System Preferences I love my MacThursday, 16 February, 12
  4. 4. System Preferences I love my MacThursday, 16 February, 12
  5. 5. System Preferences I love my MacThursday, 16 February, 12
  6. 6. System Preferences I love my MacThursday, 16 February, 12
  7. 7. System Preferences I love my Mac Setting up your Mac to Personalize how it operatesThursday, 16 February, 12
  8. 8. System Preferences I love my Mac Setting up your Mac to Personalize how it operates How do you PREFER your mac operatesThursday, 16 February, 12
  9. 9. System Preferences I love my Mac Setting up your Mac to Personalize how it operates How do you PREFER your mac operates Universal Access- Assistive technologies, making it universally accessible to everyone.Thursday, 16 February, 12
  10. 10. Display student art work or word a day, not advertising. Personalize LearningThursday, 16 February, 12
  11. 11. Task: Open Photobooth Take a photo Make it your desktop or add word a day but customize the words in SCREENSAVERThursday, 16 February, 12
  12. 12. Finder - Gear iconThursday, 16 February, 12
  13. 13. Try it: Click on the FINDER or your desktop click on ALL MY FILES, then gear icon ARRANGE BY, DATE MODIFIED Click on gear icon, SHOW VIEW OPTIONSThursday, 16 February, 12
  14. 14. Where’d my file go? SpotlightThursday, 16 February, 12
  15. 15. Where’d my file go? Spotlight In Top right corner, click on magnifying glass iconThursday, 16 February, 12
  16. 16. Where’d my file go? Spotlight In Top right corner, click on magnifying glass icon Type in what you are looking forThursday, 16 February, 12
  17. 17. Where’d my file go? Spotlight In Top right corner, click on magnifying glass icon Type in what you are looking for Search by name, date, file type, etcThursday, 16 February, 12
  18. 18. Screen shot: Take a photo of your screenThursday, 16 February, 12
  19. 19. Screen shot: Take a photo of your screen HOLD DOWN: Command + Shift + 4Thursday, 16 February, 12
  20. 20. Screen shot: Take a photo of your screen HOLD DOWN: Command + Shift + 4 e.g. when you want to share a photo but the file size is too large to emailThursday, 16 February, 12
  21. 21. Screen shot: Take a photo of your screen HOLD DOWN: Command + Shift + 4 e.g. when you want to share a photo but the file size is too large to email when you want to share something on your screen to give directionsThursday, 16 February, 12
  22. 22. Command + Shift + 4Thursday, 16 February, 12
  23. 23. Write this down to be a Jedi Command + Z = UNDO repeat for multiple oop’z Command + C = Copy Command + V = Paste Command + S = Save Command + w = Clowse Command + Q = Quit Command + P = PrintThursday, 16 February, 12
  24. 24. More Power User commands Command Minus = to make something smaller Function F11 - insta maid Command + = my eyes are getting old, enlarge it Command + shift + Plus = Look here class Command + delete sends item to trash OPTION + click on any item = duplicate that itemThursday, 16 February, 12
  25. 25. What program is running? Computer frozen??= too many programs openThursday, 16 February, 12
  26. 26. What program is running? Look in top left corner to see what program you are actually working on Computer frozen??= too many programs openThursday, 16 February, 12
  27. 27. What program is running? Look in top left corner to see what program you are actually working on Look at the faint blue arrow below the dock items Computer frozen??= too many programs openThursday, 16 February, 12
  28. 28. Don’t panic, internet isn’t broken Turn wi-fi off then on see if network appears all else fails, restart computerThursday, 16 February, 12
  29. 29. Organizing making folders Under the FILE menu: Color code by classes/ subjects. Smart folders Color code by subjectThursday, 16 February, 12
  30. 30. Organizing making folders Under the FILE menu: Color code by classes/ subjects. Smart folders Color code by subjectThursday, 16 February, 12
  31. 31. Organizing making folders Under the FILE menu: Color code by classes/ subjects. Smart folders Color code by subjectThursday, 16 February, 12
  32. 32. Organizing making folders Under the FILE menu: Color code by classes/ subjects. Smart folders Color code by subjectThursday, 16 February, 12
  33. 33. Connecting to the projector PLUG everything in first, THEN start up your mac if that fails, SYSTEM Preferences, DETECT DISPLAYS, MIRRORINGThursday, 16 February, 12
  34. 34. Sharing files/ Hand in folder Click on desktop or FINDER GO, iDisc Other user’s public folderThursday, 16 February, 12
  35. 35. Keep your Mac happy Under Apple: Update software regularlyThursday, 16 February, 12
  36. 36. Keep your Mac happy Under Apple: Update software regularlyThursday, 16 February, 12
  37. 37. Keep your Mac happy Under Apple: Update software regularlyThursday, 16 February, 12
  38. 38. Effective use of mail smart links to calendar and address book Hover over a date and click arrow to add an item to your iCal Hover over a name, phone, email and click on arrow to add it to address bookThursday, 16 February, 12
  39. 39. Setting up your contacts In ADDRESS BOOK: Make class group email parent group email Send vcards so no typos Card: look for duplicatesThursday, 16 February, 12
  40. 40. Thank you Contact me for a classroom visit Julia.Leong@me.com 604-224-2282Thursday, 16 February, 12

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