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Mac Tip: Renaming a File

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If you are a user of a Mac you can easily rename files by clicking on the file name under the file icon. Pause a brief second and click again on the document title. This will allow you to edit the file name. Caution: do not edit the file extension. At the end of the document title is the file… Read More »Mac Tip: Renaming a File

MacTip: Searching For Files

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If you are using your Mac to attach files you may want to filter a search to find the file you are trying to attach. In the window where you can browse for the files you are wanting to attach do a search in the upper right hand corner. After you type in the search option you can filter the… Read More »MacTip: Searching For Files

MacTip: TextEdit

If you are a Mac user you may not be aware that your computer has a basic text editor. I find this handy when the internet is down or if I just want to paste some information somewhere temporarily. Spotlight Search I keep almost no apps in my dock. Instead I use a spotlight search to find any application I… Read More »MacTip: TextEdit

Mac Tip: Use Preview to Sign a PDF

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If you are a Mac user the native program to view PDF’s on your computer is “Preview.” If you have even been emailed a PDF to print and sign, Preview allows you to save your signature within the program to sign the document.   Sign a Piece of Paper Get a blank piece of computer paper. You want to sign… Read More »Mac Tip: Use Preview to Sign a PDF

Using Flickr for Creative Commons Images in a Presentation

In putting together a keynote presentation, I try to be mindful of copyright when choosing my images. Flickr Images are Not Free Most images on Flickr, and on the internet, are under copyright. Creative Commons is a license that content owners can place on their works that gives people permission to utilize the content… with attribution. In other words, give credit!… Read More »Using Flickr for Creative Commons Images in a Presentation

Office 365: OneNote on the Mac

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  If you are a user of Office 365 and are a Mac user you may notice that when you download Office that OneNote is missing. Mac App Store Go to the App Store on your Mac. Click Here to link there from iTunes.   OneNote is available in the App Store for free. Search for OneNote and install.  … Read More »Office 365: OneNote on the Mac

Natural Scrolling on the Mac Trackpad

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  If you are new to the Mac you may notice the trackpad scrolling goes “backwards.” This is known as “natural scrolling” or “Australian scrolling.” Why the change? Natural scrolling matches how you scroll on the iPad or other tablet devices. Notice when using a tablet you push the webpage UP to scroll down. Yes You Can Change It… You… Read More »Natural Scrolling on the Mac Trackpad

Mac Tip: 3 Finger Push Up

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One of my favorite features on my Mac is the ability to place 3 fingers down on the track pad and push in an upward direction. This sorts all of the programs I am working in and displays multiple desktops. Multiple Desktops You are able to add multiple desktops views to your Mac. This allows me to have the internet in… Read More »Mac Tip: 3 Finger Push Up

Mac Tip: A Really BIG Cursor

  If you are demonstrating to students with your mac you might be wiggling around your tiny mouse cursor in hopes that the students can see what you are pointing at. One of the features of the Mac allows you to make your cursor really BIG. Students will be able to easily see what you are clicking on. Note that… Read More »Mac Tip: A Really BIG Cursor

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 option allows me to have… Read More »iMovie: Show Advanced Tools

Scrolling Text in Your Presentation

Today at the OC CUE TechFest event the keynote speaker Catlin Tucker included video screencasts in her slide deck. This was particularly clever as it allows her to demonstrate navigating a website without being held hostage to the internet availability or speed. It also allows her to demonstrate a skill without her being stuck behind the podium. Step 1 Go to… Read More »Scrolling Text in Your Presentation