Mac Basics<br />“I’m sure there is cool stuff I would use and love about my MAC, but I feel really stupid when I have to c...
Features of a Mac	<br />Ease of use<br />Text clipping<br />Picture taking<br />Speech Commands<br />Apple<br />System pre...
Fundamentals<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgb_MNqB3mI<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlT_U7gZYh0&NR=1<br />
Ways to find stuff<br />Finder<br />Mac HD<br />Spotlight<br />Help<br />Sometimes trash, oops<br />
Finder<br />Most similar to “My Computer” on PC<br />Blue Smiling Face<br />No more rummaging<br />
Mac HD	<br />Allows you access to everything on your computer, including programs.  Great place to look if something magic...
Spotlight <br />Top right corner of your screen<br />Allows you to search your entire Mac easily for any matches<br />A qu...
Trash<br />Can throw items away and retrieve them later<br />Great for student computers<br />Can check for them later IF ...
Creating and Editing Folders<br />Can easily create folders on a Mac<br />Drag and drop app to add to a folder<br />Can co...
Dock<br />Quick access to all applications<br />Open or running files have a glowing dot below them<br />Size adjuster<br ...
Expose’<br />Allows you to view all windows at one time, without toggling<br />F3<br />Shift will maximize windows without...
Applications<br />Can add an application to the Dock through the HD or the Spotlight feature. <br />Great when you or a st...
Dashboard<br />Coolest thing ever<br />Widget manager<br />provides widgets<br />Little mini-apps that let you do simple t...
iCal<br />An interactive calendar that you can use to create appointments, upload to your phone, and even send to others.<...
Shortcuts Favorites<br />Shift Command 3<br />Picture of whole screen<br />Shift Command 4<br />Take a picture<br />Hold d...
Shortcut favorites<br />Control Command d<br />Dictionary, usable on any application<br />
Favorite Shortcuts<br />Command Tab<br />Toggle between applications and windows<br />
Favorite Shortcuts<br />Command+<br />Zoom in<br />Command-<br />Zoom out<br />
Favorite Shortcuts<br />Command Option Escape<br />Force quit, like control alt delete<br />
More Shortcuts<br />Control Alt Command Eject shuts down the computer<br />Control Command Eject restarts<br />Holding Shi...
Handy Tools<br />Lining up icons<br />Hold command<br />Sticky Notes<br />Command Shift Y<br />Does not work in firefox<br...
Things your kids will like to do…<br />Invert the screen<br />Control option command 8<br />
Things your kids will like to do…<br />Slow motion<br />Hold down shift when you minimize or maximize a screen<br />http:/...
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  1. 1. Mac Basics<br />“I’m sure there is cool stuff I would use and love about my MAC, but I feel really stupid when I have to call to ask how to get a CD out”<br />- Anonymous (Melissa Tidmore about a year ago)<br />
  2. 2. Features of a Mac <br />Ease of use<br />Text clipping<br />Picture taking<br />Speech Commands<br />Apple<br />System preferences<br />speech<br />
  3. 3. Fundamentals<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgb_MNqB3mI<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlT_U7gZYh0&NR=1<br />
  4. 4. Ways to find stuff<br />Finder<br />Mac HD<br />Spotlight<br />Help<br />Sometimes trash, oops<br />
  5. 5. Finder<br />Most similar to “My Computer” on PC<br />Blue Smiling Face<br />No more rummaging<br />
  6. 6. Mac HD <br />Allows you access to everything on your computer, including programs. Great place to look if something magically disappears (never happens to me…right)<br />
  7. 7. Spotlight <br />Top right corner of your screen<br />Allows you to search your entire Mac easily for any matches<br />A quicker way to find something if you know the name or certain parts of the name<br />
  8. 8. Trash<br />Can throw items away and retrieve them later<br />Great for student computers<br />Can check for them later IF you have not emptied the trash<br />
  9. 9. Creating and Editing Folders<br />Can easily create folders on a Mac<br />Drag and drop app to add to a folder<br />Can color code for importance <br />
  10. 10. Dock<br />Quick access to all applications<br />Open or running files have a glowing dot below them<br />Size adjuster<br />Can add and remove items or folders (stacks) to your dock<br />Stack-gives you fast access to a folder<br />
  11. 11. Expose’<br />Allows you to view all windows at one time, without toggling<br />F3<br />Shift will maximize windows without having to click on them<br />Command-F3 hides all windows<br />Cool feature- when in Expose’ you can set things to automatically open as you log in<br />First Class<br />
  12. 12. Applications<br />Can add an application to the Dock through the HD or the Spotlight feature. <br />Great when you or a student accidentally poofs something!<br />If you want to remove an application from your doc without poofing, hold command<br />Anything that runs a program<br />Word, PowerPoint, First Class, etc.<br />
  13. 13. Dashboard<br />Coolest thing ever<br />Widget manager<br />provides widgets<br />Little mini-apps that let you do simple tasks<br />Adding widgets <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4iw9QJpzQQ<br />http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/<br />
  14. 14. iCal<br />An interactive calendar that you can use to create appointments, upload to your phone, and even send to others.<br />Negative, no document upload at this time.<br />
  15. 15. Shortcuts Favorites<br />Shift Command 3<br />Picture of whole screen<br />Shift Command 4<br />Take a picture<br />Hold down shift for a cool trick<br />
  16. 16. Shortcut favorites<br />Control Command d<br />Dictionary, usable on any application<br />
  17. 17. Favorite Shortcuts<br />Command Tab<br />Toggle between applications and windows<br />
  18. 18. Favorite Shortcuts<br />Command+<br />Zoom in<br />Command-<br />Zoom out<br />
  19. 19. Favorite Shortcuts<br />Command Option Escape<br />Force quit, like control alt delete<br />
  20. 20. More Shortcuts<br />Control Alt Command Eject shuts down the computer<br />Control Command Eject restarts<br />Holding Shift alt while changing volume<br />Changes it in ¼ ths<br />Command Tilde<br />Multiple applications toggling<br />
  21. 21. Handy Tools<br />Lining up icons<br />Hold command<br />Sticky Notes<br />Command Shift Y<br />Does not work in firefox<br />Text Clipping<br />Select text and drag it to desktop <br />no copy and paste<br />
  22. 22. Things your kids will like to do…<br />Invert the screen<br />Control option command 8<br />
  23. 23. Things your kids will like to do…<br />Slow motion<br />Hold down shift when you minimize or maximize a screen<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K2sU-0_jw0&feature=related<br />

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