Art Education – Using the Latest
By Amber Urioste
ECOMP 7100 - Class
Computer Structure - Final
We will explore the options for both Windows and Apple applications
and software to see who is making the most strides in meeting the
current trends for enhancing Art Education.
Because Macs use Intel
processors, they can run PCs, on the other hand, are
Windows. The main difference more business oriented
between a PC and a Mac is the machines, although they make
Operating System: the piece of up about 90% of all computers.
software that runs other pieces of They are much more widely
software (e.g. Windows, Linux). supported by software, and are
The Mac OS is not as widely better for video games. They
supported as Windows, but Macs are pretty much guaranteed to
are generally better for editing be able to work with almost
audio and video, and that sort of anything, whereas that claim
thing, because that is generally can be harder for a Mac.
what their software is designed
Software Differences Simplified
The Latest User Interface Software
Leopard OS X.5 – Apple Windows Vista – Windows
What does the X.5 stand for in Can a Windows computer run Apple
for in the new Leopard Software?
Answer: OS X.5 (Leopard) will also Answer: No not yet, but you can put a
feature "Boot Camp," which will allow Vista OS on a Mac. It has been said that
users of new Apple computers built Vista will run faster than on a PC.
around Intel-processors to run
Windows on their Macs.
How do the they Compare?
By Ryan Block Leopard Vista Comments / notes
RED AREAS MEANS – NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Integrated Braille input /
Accessibility output, voice synthesis, high Voice synthesis, high contrast
contrast interface, etc. interface, etc.
Cover Flow, Quick Look Preview pane, extra large icon
Fancy file browsing
Find windows Flip 3D
Indexed search † Instant Search, Search Folders
Shell / window environment † Aqua ("Illuminous" / unified) Aero ("Glass")
We know Apple has Ink, but
No that doesn't exactly make your
Tablet and touch screen Yes
Mac a tablet computer
Virtual desktops Spaces No
By Ryan Block Leopard Vista Comments / notes
Whereas Time Machine may
Backup and Restore Center, be easier to use than
Backup Time Machine ShadowCopy, Previous Windows Backup and Restore
Versions Center, Vista does feature all
the same (if not more) backup
Safari 3 Internet Explorer 7
Browser † Personal Preference
Calendar iCal Windows Calendar
This one's hard to call; Apple
Screen sharing from Finder or has better ease of use, but
Collaboration iChat Windows Meeting Space Windows Meeting Space is
more powerful -- so both win
Contacts Windows Contacts
Mail.app Windows Mail
The new finder is great, no
File manager Upgraded Finder
Upgraded Explorer doubt, but it lacks the raw
power of Explorer
It's arguable that Windows
CUPS + location aware may have more powerful
Faxing and scanning printing Windows Fax and Scan printing capabilities, but OS X
is far better at printer plug-
What does Apple Offer?
Built in Features to iMacs What is in it for Teachers?
• All Macs provide iMovie and iDVD,
• Built-in features/free software
which are movie editing and DVD
Teachers will like Mac's built-in
authoring programs, respectively. calendar scheduler, address book and
These applications come standard, great sticky notes and note pad
and are made and designed by program (that even has a spell
Apple, for Apple hardware, thus checker). If you have a pop mail e-
guaranteeing compatibility and mail server, Mac also comes with a
reliability. Furthermore, all Macs very nice e-mail management
provide GarageBand and iPhoto, program. If you want to stick with
for song your Hotmail account, Microsoft also
composing/authoring/editing, does Messenger for Mac.
which could also make for good
APPLE TRAINING SERIES
SOFTWARE FOR TEACHERS
• Express a Feeling: Create a photo-
essay slideshow, add sound, and
publish it on the web
• Make a Factual Case: Track data in a
spreadsheet, organize it into charts,
then deliver it as a Keynote
• Make a Persuasive Case: Research an
issue, develop an argument, and
create a PSA in iMovie and burn it to
• Solve a Problem: Reconcile income
and expenses in a household budget
and chart financial scenarios
• Tell a Story: Document the personal
history of a community leader in a
short, sophisticated movie
What does Apple Offer Teachers
for Online Help?
Apple education solutions seamlessly integrate today’s digital tools for
creating, accessing, and distributing media-rich content. The following
resources are available to teachers Online:
K-12 , Higher Education, Students, Information Technology , Profile
videos, iTunes U and Mobile Learning, Teachers Communities.
Mac OS X
Final Cut Studio
Final Cut Express
What Strides Has
Windows Made for
Microsoft Education Homepage:
Windows Vista: Tips and Tricks • Microsoft has created products to enable educators,
On Demand students, and administrators to achieve more
efficiency and improve service levels – without
An overview of helpful new increasing budgets. Take a look at the site to see
features in the Windows Vista what it offers; On this site you will find: Events, Case
operating system and how they studies, Programs, Product Center .
can be used in education.
Topics covered are the user- Microsoft Education Product and Technology Tutorials:
friendly user interface (UI), the • Learn how to use and integrate Microsoft software in
new collaboration features, the classroom with in-depth, step-by-step tutorial
creating engaging guides for students, teachers, and staff.
presentations, and the
• Tutorials have been developed for a variety of
enhanced experience of using
Microsoft Office, Windows, the Microsoft Office
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Outlook messaging and collaboration client,
with Windows Vista.
Windows Server 2008, and Microsoft Exchange
products and technologies. Also see their special
guides just for educators.
The Benefits to Windows Vista?
• One of the most valuable improvements schools
1. Product Tutorials have found using Vista was its helpful Group Policy
3. Lesson Plans
features. With more granular control policies, it is
easier to set Power Management, allowing the
5. How-to Articles district to save energy by not having computers at
7. Solutions & Services full power when they are not being used. Other
enhancements include control over the use and
9. Product Center
installation of removable media. Vista gives the IT
11. Partners in Learning staff the ability to control the use of USB drives,
13. Educational Programs DVDs and CDs. The OS Group Policy also put its
Internet Protocol Security inside its firewall,
15. World Wide Community
protecting server-to-server communications.
17. Newsletters Managing an array of printers is easier in Vista,
19. Info. for students & • too; administrators can configure printers through
Administrators Active Directory.
Answers to Quiz
1. A. The keyboard, mouse, menus of a computer system. The user interface allows the user to
communicate with the operating system.
2. C. MAC OS X.5 (Leopard)
3. C. Window Vista
6. C. Apple
7. Corel Draw Suite X4, Adobe Products InDesign®, Photoshop® CS4, Dreamweaver® CS4, Flash® CS4
Professional, Fireworks®CS4, Acrobat® 9 Pro, Media Player, QuarkXpress, Sherston's Albert's Paintbox, I
Can Animate from Kudlian Soft, Crick Software's Clicker Paint, Dazzle 03, Indigo Art Tablet.
8. The Chroma Key, Final Cut, Apple Aperture, iMovie, iDVD, garage Band, iLife, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie,
Quicktime, iWork, Final Cut Studio, Aperture, Logic Express, Logic Pro, Corel Draw Suite X4, Adobe
Products InDesign®, Photoshop® CS4, Dreamweaver® CS4, Flash® CS4 Professional, Fireworks®CS4,
Acrobat® 9 Pro, Media Player, QuarkXpress.
It appears that both Operating
Systems are compatible with what
art teachers do and need to
accomplish. Even though personal
preference is the determining factor,
evidence shows that Apple offers
teachers more options overall in
several of the categories.