Here's an embedded link to all my recent presentations, including the one from today's ISTE/TIE Leadership Bootcamp '10 event. Great turnout for this event and many great sessions to choose from. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!
I'm helping out with an Apple event for principals this week, and I'm learning some new tricks and tips in the process.
My favorite is adding map pages to iPhoto books. Here's how to do it:
Create an album of photos in iPhoto.
Click on the keepsake button to create a photo book.
Go to one of your pages within the book, and click on the Layout button to change the page layout. Select Map Page. In the attached screenshot, I selected layout 2.
In my case, my photos are geotagged because my camera detects locations of where I shoot pictures, and adds that metadata to each photo. When I created this map page, iPhoto automatcialy knew these locations and added them to the map. You can add locations manually, too, in the small gray box that pops up when you click on your map page.
In this gray box, make sure to click on Show Lines if you want your route to show up on your map.
Another cool trick I learned is with Speech to Text that's built into the Mac operating system. I already that you could highlight text on a web page (try this with Wikipedia for instance) and then go to the Services menu under your application menu to have the selected text read aloud (In my case, this is under the word Safari in my browser). This featured has been enhanced in Snow Leopard and now you can send the audio file to iTunes where you can put this on an iPod or create a folder of audio files for students to use. Very cool!
I'm currently coming up with an official web site to support my new consultancy, and in the process, I'm also updating my blog. I've applied a new design, adding navigation links to current projects, and simplified some of the sidebar content as that area needs weeding from time to time. I've also linked to a new social media aggregator tool that I've found intriguing called Flavors.me. I love the design elements here, but every time I load my page, I get the spinning beach ball of browser death and have to force quit. If you can, check out my page.
Anyway, my plan is to start blogging on a regular basis in addition to publishing found resources each week. Let's hope I get my writing mojo back!
These Math packets were created to align with the Everyday Math Curriculum used during the school year to provide additonal practice during the summer. Each week consists of six problems that review, maintain and deepen the skills and concepts learned in the six strands of mathematics: Operations and Computation, Numeration, Patterns, Functions and Algebra, Data & Chance, Measurement & Reference Frames, and Geometry.