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iMovie: Show Advanced Tools

  As a teacher I like to add a little commentary to some of the video clips I am sharing with students. iMovie allows me to drag pictures into the timeline. I can then use my webcam to tape myself talking about the pictures or video clips I imported into iMovie. The picture in picture […]

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Changing the Background on a Keynote Slide

When creating a presentation using Keynote for your students you may want to deviate from the background slide color. Generally I start with a white background for my presentations, however sometimes a black background looks really nice. Open up the inspector. The 2nd icon is the slide inspector. By default you will be looking at […]

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Trimming the Video Length of a Video in Keynote

Thank you to the inspirational Roni Habib for showing me this trick. Let’s be honest, being a teacher is hard work, really hard work. We do not have a lot of minutes to spare preparing our lessons, nor do we have instructional minutes to waste. Oftentimes we have a video we want to share with our […]

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Make a Basic Keynote Animation

You will need a Mac computer to do this tutorial. You can do keynote on an iPad also.  You will need to download Keynote if you do not already have it.  This is available for download in the App Store on your Mac.  Command Spacebar on your Mac. Type in keynote (or the first few […]

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Creating Animation with Apple Keynote

Interested in flipped classroom? One element that is possibly key to flipping instruction is creating videos to give students the basic instructions to free up class time to do higher level thinking. Start by looking into your webcam and making short instruction videos. Keep it simple or you’ll get burned out. Once you’re ready to […]

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Literature Book Covers for iPads

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year there was no shortage of cases being displayed.  Walking by the m edge booth I was excited to see iPad cases that featured classic book covers. Unfortunately I had to be in Vegas over my anniversary while my wonderful husband was at home. His favorite book […]

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Highlight on Diana Herrington and the iPad

I bought the iPad when it was first announced and immediately started integrating it into the classroom.  Undoubtedly it is a tool that with the right teacher can inspire students and increase student learning. I was honored to work for 13 years at Clovis High School with Diana Herrington who is an amazing math teacher. […]

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Hooking up Apple TV

Brand new Apple TV fresh out of the box. Plugged it into the wall and attached to a TV via HDMI cable. If I was using an LCD projector the projector needs to have an HDMI slot, or you need an adaptor. Kanex makes an HDMI to VGA adaptor. It is available on amazon. Middle […]

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