Harnessing Integrated Apps on the Mac

Bill Dolton, Apple Distinguished Educator
Integration of Software/Tool
Intermediate Level

Harness the power of the software already on your students' MacBook laptops to capture, coordinate, and creatively communicate concepts in the Language Arts classroom. Learn features and tips for Photo Booth, Safari, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote and other Mac applications to quickly and easily integrate web resources and student work into projects that allow students to focus more on understanding concepts than the complexities of disparate applications. We will do a hands-on simulation of a project using a combination of applications and discuss application potential with your students. No experience necessary!

Session Variations

Teachers are welcome to attend one or more of these sessions. Each session will begin in a similar fashion, but each subsequent session will involve a different set of Mac applications in the iLife and iWork suites (indicated below). Repeat participants will be able to follow along to review and consolidate initial strategies and/or explore additional Language Arts links provided while working in parallel on the respective applications.

9:25 to 10:10
~Podcast Project~
Safari-->iPhoto-->Photo Booth-->Preview-->GarageBand
10:15 to 11:00
~Video Project~
Safari-->iPhoto-->Preview-->Photo Booth-->iMovie
1:05 to 1:50
~Presentation Project~
Safari-->iPhoto-->Preview-->Photo Booth-->GarageBand-->Keynote

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Session Files and Links




Links for Language Arts

Mac Resources

End-of-Session Survey

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Session Blogging

Session bloggers may use the sections below to record notes. This will leave the rest of the wiki page intact for session participants to follow along during the session.

9:25 Session

10:15 Session

1:05 Session