Prepare to share with students: Export to a video format

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Sending just the Keynote means that students can play the Keynote from beginning to end, but only from beginning to end.  Think about that for a minute: By sending the presentation file, you lose the big advantage provided by rewindable video.  Fear not, for these instructions will guide you through how to get that feature Read More …

Re-recording a segment in a narrated Keynote

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Having an interruption in your recording can be a distraction to your listeners/students.  Unfortunately, there is a limitation to re-recording in Keynote: you cannot clip something out of the middle of a recording, just from the interruption point to the end.  Here’s a description of your options: If your recording is interrupted (and you’re aware Read More …

Ready, Set…Record voiceover narration in Keynote

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Steps in italics have been copied from Apple’s support site with annotations added so you are prepared to make a more professional-sounding recording.  Would you rather see this process step-by-step?  A video how-to can be found on YouTube. Select the slide on which you want the recording to start. From the Play menu at the top, select Read More …

Three ways to create narrated content, explanations or demonstrations on a MacBook for your snow days

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Letting Learning Snowball

Snow days can cause a lot of joy for your students, but a headache when it comes to instructional planning.  Just when you have student’s knowledge built to a point, Mother Nature buries your school and community in the powdery white stuff. Fortunately, there are some technological solutions that can help users of OSX devices Read More …

Accessibility is the new ability on MacBook Airs: Working with students who have visual impairments

Since the roll-out of MacBook Airs to students across my school, I have tried to carve out some time each week to check in on our students from the state’s school for the blind, who take coursework on our campus. The state’s school for the blind is a residency campus that teaches students across the Read More …

reaction: Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0

Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0 About Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0 This update adds support to Mac OS X for the Magic Trackpad and is required for its use. It also enables inertial scrolling and the three-finger drag gesture in recent MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks. Mac OS X 10.6.4 is required before Read More …