An All MAC Edition

In This Edition: Three tutorials focusing on all things Mac.

  • Tier One: a brief video or slide tutorial; a few minutes or so; 
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  • Tier Two: super-brief; roughly 30 seconds —
  • Tier Three: a shortcut, lightning-fast.

Good morning Vampires🦇! We hope everyone is having a lovely week and looking forward to your much-needed break next week. 

Due to the positive response we received from the “All Edition Series” and to further take advantage of the powerful resource which is our Mac, we are serving you a Tech Bytes edition that solely focuses on getting the most out of your laptop. And as always, it’s certifiably impossible to not learn something new. 💪🏼

Good morning Vampires🦇! We hope everyone is having a lovely week and looking forward to your much-needed break next week. 

Due to the positive response we received from the “All Edition Series” and to further take advantage of the powerful resource which is our Mac, we are serving you a Tech Bytes edition that solely focuses on getting the most out of your laptop. And as always, it’s certifiably impossible to not learn something new. 💪🏼

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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BYOM: bring your own Mac. There’s a reason why creatives (that’s us too, we are creative) use Mac. (6 Reasons Why Mac is ideal for creative professionals). Needless to say, we could do with a little more focus on the resource we rely on so much. This week, we provide you with some very useful tips for making the most out of your Mac. For your efficiency, we have categorized these into three tiered categories as shown above. Enjoy!

  TIER 1: Video 

iMovie Greenscreen

Using Green Screen in iMovie 

Tutorial: Sometimes you need a little something to spice up a video. Using any green background, including green paper, will allow you to transcend space and time. This simple tutorial shows you how to add a background image, or video to your green screen recording in iMovie.

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Easy Animation with Keynote

Tutorial: Sarah has done a ton of work with this over the years and yes “making things do things” is easily dealt with in Canva, but if you want some specific graphics to do some specific movements, Keynote is an amazing resource!

TIER 2: Super Brief

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Split Screen – Two Windows

Tutorial 📹Sometimes you need to see two things at once, i.e. a rubric and a student’s work. With this, learn how to split the screen on your Mac and see two items simultaneously. (:45 duration).

Put features into menu bar 
Allow preferred features to permanently sit above in the top of your screen – menu bar. (duration :32)

Dictation: Do your fingers get tired? Set up the dictation feature and speak away. This works great in any Mac doc (We like it with the TextEdit app), it also works great in Gmail! (Google Docs has it’s own dictation feature). (duration: 1:06)

SHORTCUTS