Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Apple Training with Veronica Clark Brown

This was a fabulous training.  We received hands on training on WIKI's, Blogs,, Wordle, Garage Band, iMovie, etc.

I will be updating this periodically throughout the next couple of weeks due to going to Texas with limited internet connections.

Useful tips:
  • Project (Safari Montage) playing on the overhead and have something different on the computer:  1.  Open System Preferences,  2.  Select Display,  Step 3.  Click button "show displays in menu bar", look for icon on top bar of desktop, select "turn off mirroring".  To see this option, the computer must be connected to the projector.
  • To take a screen shot picture command (apple)+shift+4 then drag to select the area you want in the picture.
  • Create a podcast by reading a book to make a CD for listening centers.
  • Have students create movies by using a video camera and iMovie

    Google Docs is a way to create collaborative documents and surveys
    Google Docs Ideas for the Classroom

    Read, Write, Think  Engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.

    Wordle  Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. For ideas go to

      Apple Learning Interchange  Educator created lessons and activities rich with movies, images and podcasts with special collections on a range of topics.