There are numerous Macbook training modules online at Atomic Learning that will take you through some of the basics as well as some tips and tricks in using your machine. Check them out at: http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/computing-literacy-basics-training-mac
Within the settings of your Apple TV, you can change the security settings. At a default, it will prompt you to enter a unique four digit code when you try to connect to your Apple TV. But you can change that to either a specific password you have or to no password at all.
All classrooms and common spaces with a projector are equipped with an Apple TV. The Apple TV device allows users to connect to the project wirelessly using any Apple device. In addition to being a device that connects you to a projector, the Apple TV includes channels that teachers can access for additional curricular content.
It is important to make sure that you have restrictions set for your classroom IPads so that students can’t go and download any apps that they want from the app store and put them on your classroom IPads.
You can change your restrictions under SETTINGS (the gear icon)
So...ideally...teachers create a class list in LanSchool. Then, during that class, a teacher loads that class list and has the ability to view screens and manage behaviors. I have mentioned that it is an imperfect program and since it's implementation, it only finds between 60%-80% of students in a class list. But something is better than nothing :)
Set-up and use of LanSchool requires some getting used to. Download the directions or check-out all of the LanSchool tutorial videos below.
Knowing the keyboard shortcuts on your Mac can help you work faster and more effectively.
Check this list and make special note of any tasks that you commonly do. Try to use them and watch how things just get simpler!
This feature is handy not only for the visually impaired, but it can also be used when you’d rather listen to something rather than read it. For some of us, and some of our students, there are many situations when listening to a document has a better outcome than reading it. Use the talk features for: proofreading documents, giving directions, “reading” websites, allowing for a different view,…
Here’s how you can make your Mac speak selected text :
Odds are you have all heard of Pinterest. Perhaps most of you have pinned things on Pinterest. Maybe even a few of you have lost yourself in hours upon hours of posting recipes, crafts and things you can't even remember now.
Pinterest is a great resource for classroom teachers. You can search for ideas---curriculum, environment, professional and more ---and pin them or save them for later viewing.
Don't try to re-invent the wheel with technology integration. Check out what other teachers have used and deemed rewarding.
Below is a link to our District Technology Pinterest page, which has numerous resources divided into categories. Check it out and happy pinning!
VLC is an application on your Mac that is used to play DVDs. It's just like a DVD player. But it has a few additional tricks up it's sleeve that may come in useful in the classroom.
VLC allows you to capture and record a segment, part or section of a DVD so that you have a downloaded copy of that file on your computer. This is great for being able to share quick clips of something with your students without having to fire up the DVD player just for one small segment of video.