Tuesday, February 27, 2007

1. Overview - Welcome - Session One

Welcome to Introduction to Apple iLife ’06 in the Classroom
This course will be delivered by Leslie Carroll and Mary Marotta. We are both technology integration teachers for the Nashoba Regional School District and are very excited about teaching this course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to train teachers to use the applications included in Apple’s iLife ’06 suite including iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, iDVD and GarageBand. We will provide basic instruction on how to use each of the various applications and ideas on how to incorporate them into a classroom environment, either making projects for instructional use or teaching students to create their own projects.

Recommended Text: The Macintosh iLife 06 in the Classroom, Jim Heid & Ted Lai ISBN-10: 0-321-42654-1; also an iPod, MP3 player and digital camera maybe helpful in the class. If you have your own mac with iLife 06, please bring to class, we will provide the wireless. Handouts will include tip sheets, relevant Internet sites and other information compiled by the instructors.
Please introduce yourself to your classmates by clicking on the comments link.

Session 1
Friday evening we will have a guest presenter Christos Perakis christos@apple.com from Apple. Christos will provide an overview of iLife and share lessons and ideas from Apple. We are delighted to have him join us! (So, bring your supper to class!)
Links:
- http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/
- http://www.apple.com/education/resources

In the Classroom
See teachers’ lesson plans and sample projects using Apple’s powerful digital media tools:
iWeb
iPhoto in the classroom ideas http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/iphoto/
iLife
iMovie HD
GarageBand
iPod
iChat AV and iSight
iWork

* Shortcuts http://www.apple.com/support/iphoto/shortcuts

Samples to Watch
- Angus King's take on "The World is Flat."Mr. King will reveal this notions of how this important book exposes issues in the our current economy, Â the economies of the future, and how education needs to prepare our students for this flattened earth.
- Other examples
- Math
- Marco Torres - Digital Students
- Why ... Digital Media Students for more examples
- More http://podcast.nox.org/

Create sample class project - Monsoon at Nashoba.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Hello Mary-this is my very first attempt at blogging-let's see how it goes...

My name is Carol Webb and I am an elementary special education teacher in the Lowell Public Schools.

I am also a devoted Macintosh user and have been using iLife for a few years, mostly iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie. I am mostly self-taught and want to explore these apps more fully and really learn how to use them. I've recently begun to explore iDVD...not a bad first attempt, but I know there's a lot more to know!

Looking forward to the class-see you Friday!

techlady said...

Leslie Carroll here, one of your instructors. I am a technology specialist at an elementary school, have spent 5 years working with PCs and 5 years working with Macs.

I am very excited about some of the new features in iLife 06 apps and can't wait to see how you all do with this course. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

skweeks said...

Hi-My name is Sue Weeks. I am a Library Media Specialist in Groton Dunstable Schools,grades PreK-4. We use Macs in the elementary schools however many of them are OS 9. I am slightly familiar with iPhoto and iMovie but only know the basics. None of our Macs have a superdrive and sadly, Macs are being phased out in our district. I still would like to learn all that iLife has to offer in case I choose to buy a Mac for my own use. I also would like to know more about the applications that we can use in the schools on the OS X models that are still there.
See you Friday.

Laurie Patterson said...

Hi, my name is Laurie Patterson. I'm so excited to take this class. I've been a computer teacher/specialist since 1987 and have been using Macs for at least 15 years.

I'm currently the Technology Specialist in Lincoln Public School.

Denise_Aldrich said...

Hi I am Denise
I am a PE teacher at Wachusett Regional High School. Hoping this works