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Apple Training Series A Teacher’s Guide to Digital Media in the Classroom

Book Description

In this Apple-certified guide, Richard Harrington shows teachers how to integrate digital media arts into their existing curriculum using iLife ’08, iWork ’08, and practical, step-by-step projects. Developed in collaboration with the Pearson Education Foundation in accordance with the National Educational Technology Standards council, the book includes class-room tested guidelines from the Foundation's Digital Media Arts program, as well as inspirational profiles of successful digital media classroom projects around the world. Designed to be used with Apple Training Series: iLife ’08 and Apple Training Series: iWork 08, this guide covers everything from designing a photo essay to creating polished video projects, and will have teachers and students producing websites, podcasts, video blogs, and DVDs in no time. Students learn to:

• Express a Feeling: Create a photo-essay slideshow, add sound, and publish it on the web
• Make a Factual Case: Track data in a spreadsheet, organize it into charts, then deliver it as a Keynote presentation
• Make a Persuasive Case: Research an issue, develop an argument, and create a PSA in iMovie and burn it to DVD
• Solve a Problem: Reconcile income and expenses in a household budget and chart financial scenarios
• Tell a Story: Document the personal history of a community leader in a short, sophisticated movie

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Foreword
  3. Getting Started
    1. How to Use this Book
      1. Lesson Plans
      2. Cameos
      3. Essential Techniques
    2. About the Apple Training Series
    3. iLife and iWork Training and Certification
    4. Resources for iLife and iWork
  4. 1. Express a Feeling or an Idea
    1. Project Summary
    2. Learning Objectives
      1. Academic
      2. Technical
    3. Assessment Guidelines
      1. Student’s Role
      2. Teacher’s Role
    4. Getting Started
      1. Teacher Planning
      2. Student Preparation
    5. Introducing the Project
    6. Creating the Project
      1. Write a Poem
      2. Capture or Gather Digital Images
      3. Organize Digital Images
      4. Edit Digital Images
      5. Create a Slideshow with Music
    7. Publishing the Project
      1. Publish as a Slideshow Movie
      2. Publish as a Web Page
    8. Assessing the Project
  5. 2. Make a Case: Factual Presentations
    1. Project Summary
    2. Learning Objectives
      1. Academic
      2. Technical
    3. Assessment Guidelines
      1. Student’s Role
      2. Teacher’s Role
    4. Getting Started
      1. Teacher Planning
      2. Student Preparation
    5. Introducing the Project
    6. Planning the Project
    7. Creating the Project
      1. Develop the Experiment
      2. Build the Experiment
      3. Present the Problem
      4. Develop the Experiment
      5. Build the Experiment
      6. Measure the Results
        1. Capture Digital Photos
        2. Organize Digital Images
      7. Complete the Experiment
    8. Publishing the Project
      1. Creating the Presentation
      2. Adding Additional Slides
      3. Using Information from Numbers
      4. Using Photos from iPhoto
      5. Giving the Presentation
    9. Assessing the Project
  6. 3. Make a Case: Persuasive Presentations
    1. Project Summary
    2. Learning Objectives
      1. Academic
      2. Technical
    3. Assessment Guidelines
      1. Student’s Role
      2. Teacher’s Role
    4. Getting Started
      1. Teacher Planning
      2. Student Preparation
    5. Introducing the Project
    6. Creating the Project
      1. Research the Issue
      2. Develop & Organize Arguments
    7. Write a Script
    8. Create a Storyboard
    9. Shoot Digital Video or Digital Photos
    10. Import Footage into iMovie
      1. Using a FireWire Connection
      2. Using a USB Connection
    11. Edit the Video with iMovie
    12. Add Music and Sound Effects with GarageBand
    13. Publishing the Project
      1. Publish as a DVD
    14. Assessing the Project
  7. 4. Solve a Problem: Reconcile a Household Budget
    1. Project Summary
    2. Learning Objectives
      1. Academic
      2. Technical
    3. Assessment Guidelines
      1. Student’s Role
      2. Teacher’s Role
    4. Getting Started
      1. Teacher Planning
      2. Student Preparation
    5. Introducing the Project
    6. Select a Career
      1. Job Pool
      2. Job Search
    7. Create a Personal Budget Worksheet
    8. Calculate Monthly & Planned Expenses
    9. Determine Vacation Plans
    10. Prepare a Poster to Track Savings
    11. Publishing the Project
    12. Assessing the Project
  8. 5. Tell a Story—Biography Podcast
    1. Project Summary
    2. Learning Objectives
      1. Academic
      2. Technical
    3. Assessment Guidelines
      1. Student’s Role
      2. Teacher’s Role
    4. Getting Started
      1. Teacher Planning
      2. Student Preparation
    5. Introducing the Project
    6. Planning the Project
    7. Creating the Project
      1. Develop the Story
    8. Develop Interview Questions
    9. Acquiring an Audio Interview and Photos
    10. Creating a New Podcast Project
    11. Editing the Podcast
    12. Working with Artwork
    13. Adding Episode Info to a Podcast
    14. Publishing the Project
      1. Publish as a Podcast
    15. Assessing the Project
  9. A. The 5 Tips that Classroom Teachers Use Most
    1. Tip #1: Make a Poster
    2. Tip #2: Make a Quiz
    3. Tip #3: Create a Form Letter
    4. Tip # 4: Convert a PowerPoint Presentation
    5. Tip #5: Make a Checklist
  10. Online Appendix
    1. Tip #6: Add a Web Page to a Presentation
    2. Tip #7: Print a Presentation
    3. Tip #8: Fix Red Eye
    4. Tip #9: Adjust the Image Quality of a Movie
    5. Tip #10: Adding Titles to a Movie
    6. Tip #11: Add a Movie to a Presentation
    7. Tip #12: Convert a Presentation to DVD
    8. Tip #13: Put a Movie on a Web Page
    9. Tip # 14: Fix the Exposure of a Photo
    10. Tip #15: Straighten a Photo