Mac Basics (Snow Leopard)


Dan Pink: A Whole New Mind
Sir Ken Robinson: The Element
Digital Blooms for Elementary Teachers
2.5 Year Old and iPad on Youtube
Help with BowDrill Set on Youtube
How to Tie a Shoelace Really Fast on Youtube

The Basics

Tutorials for Mac Basics on Apple:
MacBasics on TeacherTube
MacBasics Video Tutorials on YouTube (Not viewable within LAUSD)'
Updated MacBook Care and Handling Guides Older MacBook Care and Handling Guide
Printing to PDF
Adding a Printer
Using Safari
Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts
All about iChat (Can only use Bonjour (local connection) within LAUSD firewall)
Find Out How (Video Tutorials By Apple)

Taking Care of the Battery

Consuming Content

How to set up Spoken Text
  • Go to System Preferences from the Apple menu on the far left of the menu bar.
  • Click on the Speech preference. (It looks like a microphone.)
  • Click on the Text to Speech tab.
  • Click to check: Speak selected text when the key is pressed.
  • Close the window and a window will open for you to set the key. I use the key just left of the 1 on the keyboard - the accent key - since this key is not used by itself very often. It's a good choice.
  • Now, highlight some text, push that key, and enjoy the text being read back to you!
How to create an iTunes track from any spoken text (Snow Leopard 10.6 only)

iTunes University
LAUSD on iTunesU

How to Create a Document Camera using your Laptop (Scary but doable)

Creating Content

Quicktime X on Snow Leopard
  • record audio, video, and the screen to publish, consume, or use elsewhere.