I'm helping out with an Apple event for principals this week, and I'm learning some new tricks and tips in the process.
- 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!