The MacIntosh iLife '04 in the Classroom

The MacIntosh iLife '04 in the Classroom

by Jim Heid, Nikos Theodosakis
     
 

As a teacher, one problem you face again and again is how to get your students engaged with a topic. Apple's iLife software suite presents the perfect solution. With simple yet powerful tools for making movies, working with photographs, producing DVDs, and making music, the creative iLife applications can enhance just about any educational experience. This special

Overview

As a teacher, one problem you face again and again is how to get your students engaged with a topic. Apple's iLife software suite presents the perfect solution. With simple yet powerful tools for making movies, working with photographs, producing DVDs, and making music, the creative iLife applications can enhance just about any educational experience. This special edition of Jim Heid's bestselling interactive guide to Apple's iLife includes practical information especially for K-12 teachers.

Filmmaker and educational consultant Nikos Theodosakis introduces the book with practical guidance to help you integrate digital media into your classroom routine. Jim's video tutorials, augmented by beautiful four-color illustrations, give you the technical know-how you need to work with the software. Finally, Nikos selected and adapted ten of the award-winning lesson plans from Apple Computer's iLife Educator contest and provided them at the end of the book (also available for download from the book's companion Web site), so you and your students in virtually any subject area or age level can begin using the creative iLife applications classroom right away.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321256058
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
05/20/2004
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Heid is one of the most admired writers and instructors in the Mac community. A contributing editor of Macworld magazine since 1984, and author of its monthly "Digital Hub" column, he has been using and teaching each of the programs in the iLife suite since its debut.

Nikos Theodosakis is a filmmaker and the author of the book The Director in the Classroom: How Filmmaking Inspires Learning. A frequent keynote speaker and presenter at education conferences throughout North America, he has worked with students and teachers from kindergarten to college, exploring the use of filmmaking as a tool for classroom teaching and learning. His innovative "classroom-to-community" approach has earned him numerous awards in Canada, where he lives.

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