MacBook & iPad Tips & Tricks
Apple TV is an awesome tool that many of us use daily and could not live without. Watch this screencast to learn:
- When to contact the district tech Department (versus your building tech support) for support
- How to properly connect to and disconnect iPads from Apple TV
- How to avoid losing your Apple TV connection while projecting content to your class using Apple TV
- About known audio and video issues associated with using Apple TV
On your MacBook Pro, you can use simple keyboard shortcuts to capture images of what is on your screen. In addition to keyboard shortcuts, the Grab application provides the same functionality. Screenshots are a great way to create instructional content for staff and students. Choose the tool that works best for you!
Did you know that you and your students can create keyboard shortcuts for your iPad? A shortcut allows you to type an abbreviation like "ty" and have it replaced by a longer phrase like "Thank you." This a great timesaver if you find yourself typing the save phrases over and over again. This quick tip explains how to set up keyboard shortcuts. Share this one with your students too!
Do you have lower elementary students working on iPads at centers and want to make sure that they are staying on task and not accidentally clicking themselves into surprise locations? Do you have an assessment that you want to have students take on their iPad but don't want them looking up information during that assessment? Do you have students that have some difficulty staying on task when using their iPad? This tip explains the Guided Access feature available on the iPad that will help you to manage iPads in your classroom.
Did you know that you can print your Data Director Answer Sheets from your MacBook? All it requires is free Adobe Reader software and two clicks within the print settings. Watch this short tip to learn how.
You have lots of places to save on your MacBook - SkyDrive, U Drive, Share Drive, Documents, Desktop, etc. This tip shares information about what is backed up by district servers and what isn't and where you should be saving in order to avoid losing data. In addition, this tip shows you a way to not only locate your files but also know exactly where they are saved.
Mac Book Pro Tips & Tricks (9/2012)
This tip demonstrates how to set up your laptop to update software on a regular basis, set your trackpad to respond to clicks the way a PC laptop responds, and how to save a file into a specific location (SkyDrive, U: drive, Teacher Share, etc.)