File Conversion

On February 2, 2015 By

Although, as I mention in my Grade 6 iBook, you can use preview to convert filetypes:

“Using preview you can convert files to different filetypes. In this example I will convert a PNG file to a JPEG file.
All screenshots are saved as PNG files so if I double-click on the file and select […]

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Hype Once Again

On January 23, 2015 By

I have a widget in my grade 6 iBook that is a web page embed of a list of media resources. I created the page in a blog then copied and pasted the HTML to make a standalone web page.

The HTML is just a simple two column table with links to the resources which I uploaded to the […]

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Student iBook Sample

On January 20, 2015 By

Along with an exploration of iBook Author I am interested in what students can do with this application.

The video below shows a student that can:

use Keynote create a Keynote widget for iBook author animate with Hype create an animated video and add it to iMovie to add an audio track use Hype to embed Youtube […]

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Inserting Characters

On January 19, 2015 By

If you create a document for students to follow it is nice to add the different keyboard symbols. I automatically reach for option-8 to add a bullet point or add an apple with shift-option-k.  I used to remember more of these but you can always find what’s available by opening the keyboard system preferences and selecting show Keyboard & Character  Viewers […]

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Lab Headaches This Week

On January 15, 2015 By

I find myself looking at what I have written to remember what I have done!! So I am trying to add more of the things I learn to my blog as I have in the past (New Years Resolution 13).

We have upgraded to Yosemite so I am back working through some issues. One of […]

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Vocabulary Animations

On December 10, 2014 By

I am part of a grade level team and we are looking at vocabulary. So when it came to a final project for my animation unit I thought I would ask my students to try the Second Annual Vocabulary Video Project. We missed the actual deadline but had fun with the project.

We used […]

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