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6 Indispensable Resources for Teachers Using Macs in Their Classrooms

November 8, 2016
For those of you using Macs in their instruction, the resources below are definitely worth checking. These are free interactive guides provided for free by Apple Education to help teachers and students tap into the full educational potential of Macs. While the first interactive guide in this list covers the general theme of how to use Macs to boost your productivity and maximize students learning, the four remaining guides focus on the educational usage of five main applications: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie and GarageBand. Enjoy

1- Enhancing Productivity with Mac


‘This book shows educators how to use Mac and multiple apps in connected workflows to help students streamline learning processes, organize assignments, and save time so they can be engaged in more meaningful learning tasks. No matter what grade level or content area you teach, you’ll find versatile learning activities throughout the book that use Mac to enhance student productivity habits.’

2- Pages for Mac Starter Guide

‘Pages for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating engaging, organized, and expressive documents for the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful project as you learn to use the elements and features of Pages in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to author your own engaging documents’

3- Keynote for Mac Starter Guide


‘Keynote for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating beautiful presentations for the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions for creating spectacular slides as you learn to use the elements and features of Keynote in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to author your own compelling presentations.’

4- Numbers for Mac Starter Guide


‘Numbers for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to using a free-form canvas to collect, analyze, and present data in powerful ways within the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions as you learn to use the elements and features of Numbers in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to create your own projects that make data more meaningful and accessible.’

5- iMovie for Mac Starter Guide


‘iMovie for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to making great-looking movies entirely on Mac. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions as you learn how to use different features in iMovie, bringing together video, photos, sound effects, and music in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to produce your own movies for your classroom and beyond.’

6- GarageBand for Mac Starter Guide


‘GarageBand for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to playing and recording great-sounding music and audio compositions entirely on Mac. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions for creating a narrative soundscape as you learn to use the elements and features of GarageBand in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to create your own musical arrangements.’