Learning with Mac Built on the world’s most advanced operating system, the Mac is as easy to use as it is powerful. It comes with applications that help students create amazing projects A better computer inside and out – fast processor, long battery life, and rock-solid operating system, the Mac is realiable, secure, and easy to use. Perfect for the Classroom and beyond
to delete a backdrop you dragged into PhotoBooth, simply click on it as if you where going to use it to take a picture over it, and then press command+delete.
1 . Apple menu - Similar to the Start menu in Windows; used to access functions such as Software Update (equivalent to Windows Update), System Preferences (equivalent to Control Panel), Sleep, and Shut Down. 2 . Menu bar - This is always at the top of your screen. It contains the Apple menu, active application menu, menu bar extras and the Spotlight icon. The Finder menu has items such as Finder Preferences, Services, and Secure Empty Trash. 3. Finder window close, minimize and zoom buttons – Just like in Windows but on the left. Note: Closing all application windows in Mac OS X does not always quit the application as it does in Windows. In Mac OS X every application menu has a Quit option that can also be invoked by using the Command-Q key combination . 4 . Finder window View buttons – Equivalent to the options contained in the View menu of Windows Explorer. Icon view - Similar to Windows Icons view mode, used to display the contents of your folder as a series of icons. Snow Leopard includes live icon previews that you can use to thumb through a multipage document or watch a QuickTime movie. List view - Similar to Windows Details view mode, used to display your folder in a spreadsheet-style manner. Each folder can be expanded by clicking on the disclosure triangle just to the left of the folder. You can easily sort by file name, date modified, and so forth. Choose Show View Options from the View menu to add / remove attribute columns. You can change the sorting from ascending order to descending order and back again by clicking on the attribute column title. Column view - Used to display the hierarchy of your hard disk where each column represents a folder. Cover Flow view - Used to display the contents of your folder just like the Cover Flow used in iTunes. You can see live previews of images, documents and movies, and can thumb through documents and movies. 5. Quick Look button - Click it to view a Quick Look preview of the file you have selected. 6. Action Menu - Similar to right clicking an item in Windows Explorer, it will give you quick access to Finder functions for highlighted items, such as Get Info, Move to Trash, and Services. 7. Search Field - Similar to Windows Search, start typing a word or phrase and Spotlight will search your Mac for any matches. 8. Hide / Show Finder window toolbar & sidebar - Click it to hide or show the Finder window toolbar and sidebar. 9. Spotlight icon - Similar to Windows Search, click it to bring up the Spotlight search field, where you can search for anything on your Mac. 10. Back / Forward buttons - Just like in Windows Explorer, as you move to different places in the Finder window, you can use the back button to return one step back and the forward button to go forward. 11. Sidebar - Similar to the Task Pane in Windows Explorer, items are grouped into categories: Devices, Shared, Places, and Search For. The top portion has Devices and Shared that display whatever is connected to your Mac, such as a hard disk, iDisk, network share points, an SD memory card, or DVDs. The middle portion has Places which contains quick access to your desktop, Home folder—the folder named after your user account name, Applications, and Documents. The bottom portion has Search For which contains quick access to Smart Folders that will find any file on your Mac that was used Today, Yesterday, Past Week and document types like All Images, All Movies, All Documents. 12. Cover Flow content - Shows you a live preview of your files, where you can page through a document or watch a QuickTime movie. 13. The Finder application icon - Similar to Windows Explorer, click it to bring the Finder to the foreground or open a Finder window if none are already opened. 14. The Dock - Similar to the Windows Taskbar, it has quick access to the Finder and your most frequently used applications, folders, and files. With a single click the application, folder, or file opens. 15. Trash - Similar to the Recycle Bin, deleted items are kept here until you empty the Trash. You can also eject DVD's, SD memory cards, or external drives connected to your Mac by dragging them to the trash (discs will physically eject when you do this, other devices can be disconnected after doing this).
F3 – Mission Control - brings together Exposé, Dashboard, Spaces, and full-screen apps to give you one place to see and navigate everything running on your Mac.
Dashboard – Apple’s Widget site - http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/
QUICK TIME – use to record a movie, an audio file, or a screen recording
Safari – Browser
1 - Back / Forward button * 2 - Add Bookmark button * 3 - Bookmarks Bar 4 - Smart Address (URL) field * 5 - RSS feed button (becomes loading indicator when webpage is loading) 6 - Reload/Stop button (becomes stop button when a webpage is loading) 7 - Recent searches tool 8 - Smart search field * 9 - Search field SnapBack 10 - Tabbed browsing bar 11 - Scrollbar 12 - Webpage content 13 - Resize control
Safari - Look at the Top Sites or the History of sites visited.
Look at the menu – Reading List - Bookmarks – Top Sites/History
View – hide / show reading list Forward/Backward + - adds a bookmark URL RSS feed
Searching for Words in a page - The Find feature – Click control + F or Edit Find - AND Control + G or the arrows forwards to the next occurrence of that text on the page.
Spotlight – available system-wide 1. Spotlight is available system-wide. To access it, click the Spotlight icon in the upper-right corner of your screen (or press Command-Space Bar) and type what you're looking for in the resulting field, or type your search criteria in the search field in any Finder, System Preferences, or application window that supports it. For example, you can type &quot;.jpg&quot; if you want to find all JPEG images on your Mac, or type a friend's email address and a couple keywords to locate a particular email from your friend about the subject matter you specified. The moment you start typing , Spotlight begins to show you what it has found, organizing your results by category (including Applications, Documents, Images, and PDF Documents). The more you type, the more refined your results will be. Tip : You can use the Spotlight pane of System Preferences to arrange the order of these categories and specify categories which will appear. 3. If there are a lot of results, Spotlight won't display everything in the menu or window . 4. If you want to see everything, click Show All to open a Finder window that shows all results . 5. From within the Finder window, you can click one of the buttons below the window toolbar to tell Spotlight where and what to search. For example, click This Mac to search everywhere on your Mac, or click your user account name to have Spotlight search everything in your home folder. Also, you can click Contents for your search to include the contents of the files, or click File Name to have your search apply only to the File Name of your files. To open an item in the results list, just select it if you're viewing the Spotlight menu, or double-click the item if you're looking at results in the Finder.
Customize your desktop, screen saver, dock
They have a mac (commerical)
Point out where we are on the Bloom’s chart when we are going for the cognitive interactions.
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<ul><li>Discovering the Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to Know Your Mac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch 101 – Moving from Good to Great! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop and Finder, File Management, System Preferences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stickies, Spotlight, Calculator, Dictionary, Photo Booth, iCal, Dashboard, Widgets ,and Safari </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office vs. iWork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>iLife </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhoto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Garage Band </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iWork (applications a quick look) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Both have a Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Both have Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Access to functions from Menus </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard shortcuts to accomplish tasks quickly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoom (Control + two fingers up on trackpad) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen Capture (Command + Shift + 4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy (Command + C) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paste (Command + V) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toggle between Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Command + Tab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quit Application (Command + Q) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page Up (Function (FN) + Arrow up ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page Down (Function (FN) + Arrow down) </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Technologies can increase and enhance the use of effective instructional strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers using technologies offer extensive testimonial evidence of positive effects in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Challenge: A commitment to the Interactive Generation – we must use technologies to enhance and expand student interactions with knowledge and people. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Physical interactions – Students using the technology - a good thing </li></ul><ul><li>Social interactions – Students using the technology to interact with peers, teachers, guests, and distance guests. </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive interactions – The most important! Students are doing a great deal of the following: generating, asking, posing, analyzing, solving, deciding, clarifying, challenging, finding, understanding, proving, wondering, persuading, inferring, hypothesizing, explaining, describing, answering, estimating, reflecting, rejecting…. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Graphics and Images for the use of this training originated at http://www.apple.com/support/mac101 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/support/switch101 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jimcollins.com/books.html For continued support in learning to use you Macbook Pro efficiently and effectively visit http://www.apple.com/support/mac101 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/support/switch101 </li></ul>