Mac OS X Gee Whiz!

By: James Reynolds - Revised: 2014-01-23 richard

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This class covers some of the cool new technologies that apply to computer classroom instruction. It also covers some of the common tasks in Mac OS X. And finally Windows compatibility is discussed.

The target audience for this class is library employees, but the information will benefit anyone.
  • Learn why the new technology called Rendezvous matters to you.
  • Chat with students in a classroom without an AIM, Yahoo, MSN, or other account
  • Edit one text document with your students while they are on different computers--at the same time
  • Create a PDF from any application
  • Shrink bloated PDF's to manageable sizes
  • Purchase music from the Apple Music Store and some of the issues surrounding the music store
  • Video chat
  • See a demo of true plug-and-play USB and FireWire devices
  • (if you have a USB or FireWire device, bring it and see if it works!)
  • See a quick demo of camcorder and digital camera importing
  • Burn a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, or DVD-RW
  • Erase a CD-RW or DVD-RW
  • Learn some power user productivity tips
  • Connect to the staff server
  • Learn fixes and work arounds for difficult cross-platform issues