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Continuing Studies - Professional Institute for Educators (PIE)

ED7038 - Macintosh Basics for the Novice User


Explore the basic tools of the Macintosh operating system to best integrate these tools into a range of classroom settings. Learn how to manage the Dock, use the Finder, windows, and explore menus and shortcuts. Learn basic desktop management including how to save and find your files. Discover how to personalize your system to maximize use. Participants learn Apple's email program (Mail), set up the Address Book, and use Safari and other browsers to browse the Internet, write and save documents and other basic skills. Get an overview of the general capabilities of iLife software (iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band and iWeb). Designed for the Macintosh novice, this course serves as an orientation to best prepare teachers who may be new to Apple Macintosh technology. Students may bring their own laptops to use if they are running at least Mac OS X.v. 6 (Snow Leopard) and iLife 11.

Prerequisite: None

Syllabus (pdf file for printing)

Online Interactive Syllabus (The instructor will give you access on the first night of class)

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Materials Needed:

Apple - Macintosh

Brainstorming Resources

Project Based Learning

Video Utilities

The 21st Century Classroom

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