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Creating Digital Content and getting to know your Mac & iPad

Show Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

If you want to show the Mac desktop quickly, the fastest way to do so is often with a keyboard shortcut to reveal the desktop. This approach will push aside all on-screen windows, apps, and other information, and show only the Mac desktop – all without closing any apps.


Productivity: Tips and tricks for using your Mac

If you are new to Mac or not, the Apple Teacher Learning Center is an invaluable resource. I want to encourage you to earn your Badges for both Mac and iPad.


Log in using your Apple ID. Start with either Badges for Mac or Badges for iPad. You will see a series, they are in a suggested order. Choose Getting start for example. when you get to the page, scroll down and download the iBook to read. when you have read it and practiced the various tasks, take the 5 question quiz to earn your first badge. By the way, you can take the quiz as many times as you want. I do this in my tech class at KSU and my students indicated it takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete each badge.

I guarantee you will learn a ton, even experienced users will learn some new tricks.

Links to resources discussed today

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Adobe Spark page

Good news works the same way on both the Mac & iPad

Website: https://spark.adobe.com/about/page

iPad app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-spark-video/id852555131?mt=8

Tutorials: http://ded318ksu.weebly.com/spark-page.html


More examples from KSU Education Majors on Padlet

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Adobe Spark VIDEO

Again works on the Mac and your iPad the same way, and guess what, you use the exact same account login and password.

Website: https://spark.adobe.com/about/video

iPad app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-spark-video/id852555131?mt=8

Tutorials: http://ded318ksu.weebly.com/adobe-spark-video.html

Examples from KSU education majors

Fall 2017: https://padlet.com/ded318/sparkvideofall2017

Summer 2017: https://padlet.com/ded318/3hkdxhja0vdh

Spring 2017: https://padlet.com/ded318/oku4qlkrt31u

Assessment tools: different ways to do assessment

Visual Information through Infographics


What is an Infographic and how can it be used in the classroom?

Infographics are visual representations of information. They can include numbers, text, images, or any combination of the three. Just as in traditional writing assignments, infographs can take on any of the various rhetorical modes — informative, instructive, descriptive, persuasive, etc. Infographics provide authors with a quick way to convey a lot of information.

Want to make a seemingly mundane topic more interesting? Check out this infographic on cremation. Who knew that you could have your ashes stuffed into a teddy bear for your loved ones? Definitely, something to consider. Notice that this infographic does include sources, although they may not be in MLA or APA format. This, though, is something you can require of your students if you assign an infographic writing assignment.

Examples from KSU Education majors

Fall 2017: https://padlet.com/ded318/384kkqy930a8

Summer 2017: https://padlet.com/ded318/ly7z7czf5fdd

Spring 2017: https://padlet.com/ded318/infographicspring2016

The Keynote Magic Move - animation for non-animators -incredible animations Apple Keynote

Examples from KSU education majors Fall 2017: https://padlet.com/ded318/keynotemagicmovefall2017
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