by MARK WEST 02/09/10
You probably call this the "Apple Key", but it's officially called the Command Key and it is located near your spacebar. It is used on a Mac much like the control key is used on Microsoft Windows®; example: control-c on Windows copies and on a Mac we use command-c; control-v pastes on Windows and command-v pastes on Mac OS.
The Option Key is located near the Command Key and is sometimes called the ALT key. This key can frustrate a Windows user, as it doesn't work as a Windows ALT key does (you'll often use the Command Key on Mac where ALT is used in Windows), such as when tabbing through open applications: on Windows it's ALT-Tab, on a Mac it's Command-Tab.
The Control Key is located near the Command Key and has special funtions on a Mac (see "Right Clicking" below).
On Windows, Alt+F4 will quickly terminate a program.
On Mac OS, Command+Q will quickly terminate a program.
On Windows, when a program stops behaving properly, you can press Control+Alt+Delete to invoke the Task Manager to make an application stop.
On Mac OS, you can accomplish the same thing by pressing Command+Option+Escape; this invokes the Force Quit menu and you can make applications stop.
Sometimes you need to right click. On most computers it's easy, as they come with a two-button mouse. On Mac OS, you typically find a single-button mouse.
You can plug a two-button mouse in to a Mac and it will work. The reason is because two-button mice work on Unix and Mac OS is a Unix variant that uses parts from FreeBSD's and NetBSD's implementation of Unix.
You can also "right click" on a Mac with a single button mouse. To do so, you can do either of the following:
This type of container could be easily incorporated into a teacher-directed comparrison task as explained on p. 11 of Marzano, Robert J.; Gaddy, Barbara B. and Dean, Ceri. What Works In Classroom Instruction. © 2000 McREL. Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. http://www.mcrel.org/PDF/Instruction/5992TG_What_Works.pdf
The GIMP is an excellent tool for making and editing graphics.
Not familiar with the Gimp? There's an online "book" called Grokking the GIMP by Carey Bunks available under an Open Publication License (where Grok means getting a complete understanding of; the word was coined by Robert Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land).For those familiar with the GIMP, here's what I did
To create the corkboard:
To create the weird-shaped posting notes:
This will allow teachers to adapt an ACTIVboard lesson to approach Bloom's Taxonomy level 6 (evaluation).
A cool (and useful) feature of the container object is to contain anything. This allows you to have a "posting note" upon which you can make an annotation, insert text, videos, pictures, etc. You move the container and all that it contains is moved with it.
At this point you can place anything, even notations, on the notes and everything will move when they are moved.
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