This week I will be offering workshops after school for the employees of my district to revisit some of the basics of the Mac OS and to review some tips and tricks. In preparing for the presentation I thought about the members of the staff who cannot be there and, upon the suggestion of my friend Debbie, a technology assistant, I have put together an eToolBox page to highlight the Macs, give some tutorials and help to those coming from a PC environment and to provide a place where employees of my district can access tip sheets and directions on various things dealing with their Macs.
In our final round of Apple sponsored Classrooms for the Future coach training, I had the fortunate opportunity to work with my friend and colleague in the Ed Tech world Aly Tapp. After a short discussion about what makes a genius, we were asked by our trainer to conceive a metaphor and illustrate it with images, video, words, whatever. We were allowed to use whatever medium we wished and were given about an hour to pull it all together. Below is our metaphor: “Teaching without Technology”