Growing your Macintosh know how

Computers are remarkable tools. My love affair with Macs began in the early '90s. I cannot imagine being without this powerful tool today. These tips and tutorials are adapting to be useful and fun. Although it is useful to know "about" features, the real joy is in doing something meaningful with the computer. Therefore, I try to offer examples, to do's and how to's. Many of these activites apply to all platforms.
Smiling mac computer
Computer based Internet Hunts Computer based crossword puzzles
Copy ... Paste - computer power Computer Volunteering
Save As - Miraculous Macintosh - pdf AppleWorks How to's
Getting back tips - make a web browser work Considering Systems and Controls
Exploring Google Search Computer purchasing advice
  iMovie Tips Christmas Shopping list SS - avoiding gift repeats
Computer issues Ideas & Activities
Email spam, spoof, phishing The Lunar Society and The Homebrew Computer Club
Net Neutrality - What is it? Why does it matter? Bloggez- vous? Should you build a blog?
eGovernment - Expectations & Evaluations Make your own fill in answer sheet for printing AW or Word
Transparency Essay Make vocabulary crossword puzzle
Internet - Actions can have lasting consequences Make an online book - State facts, Frog facts
Datamining & Privacy - why you should pay by cash or check Create an Environmental Facts & Issues Multimedia Game - Keynote tips
Examine Online Collaboration and Social Networking Adapt a PowerPoint template - on the 13 Original Colonies (download)
The Right to Privacy, the digital age and the U. S. Constitution Make a Diagram to compare/contrast
Are you 21st Century Literate? Podcasting - getting info on the web
Web site Evaluation Make a simple web page using MS Word.doc | pdf
Government, Statistics and the Media Photo Shrink Think - math
Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eyes Make a Month themed Internet hunt
How do you use your time? Make a Literature based Hunt
Survey Says Make a Character Map for a character in the story
Discerning Fake and Real Photos - Why does it matter to you? Make a Facts Table to study birds
Google Books a virtual library - explore issues Make a Winter Song Photo Story
Examine your Government's Demographics using a matrix Make a Patriotic Song Project
Read - eBook or paper book? - Evaluate Digital Science Journal project
Copyright Issues Hunt Explore the Solar System - Venn Diagram activity
  Make a Table to compare mammals
  The Math of Sufficient Fresh Water - video project
  Make a Time related Book
Databases A Note for Freedom reverberating through the centuries Project
Database Internet Hunt School or Club Community Multimedia Presentation Project
Harnessing Databases Activity New Years Celebration Comparison Diagram
Harnessing Databases - An online exercise A Dickens of a Resumé
Database - Organizing Digital Projects - Tips and advice
Database Activity - vocabulary Diminishing Consumer Waste Video
Database How tos - AppleWorks Life Cycles Matrix
GIS/GPS POWER Create an Wetlands Issues eGame
Understanding and Using GIS Population growth chart
GPS- Harnessing Technology Watering Milkweed - Spreadsheet activity
Put your town on the map project - be a cyber cartographer Lunch Menu Calories tracking project - spreadsheet
Tree Inventory & Map High temperature by State Activity Spreadsheet
Mapping species - powerful tools for science Batty Math survey & make a chart
Wetland Inventory & Map Project Elbow Room - Exploring Population Density and Land use Issues
Cars - Individual Privacy, Public Safety and Justice Alternative Energy and Energy Saving eGame - myo


Off Site Suggestions

Wikijunior - textbooks online for free

Top 10 Rules for Limiting Legal Risk

Custom Desktop Pictures - loads of fun for free

Higher Order Thinking : Blooms Taxonomy

How to type special characters on a mac

iPhoto Tutorial

Spell checker poem Pogue's Posts
Macintosh function key tip - System 9 Multimedia storytelling
Ode to the Option Key - painful poetry - practical tip iMovie in Education

Timeline Introduction to Benjamin Banneker - Make a timeline

iMovie Support
  Storyboarding - plan & plot before you shoot


HELP! My color screen has switched to black and white. My chooser has lost the printer. I just reset it yesterday. My Mac's date has changed to 1956 and I know I had it set correctly. You probably have a battery problem. Even if you don't have this problem, I suggest you check this out to be prepared in the event you do.

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