by MARK WEST 11/04/10
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:
I was showing off Kevin Crawford's 9 ways to reveal answers in a professional development session and demonstrated how to duplicate the effects Mr. Crawford achieved. Crawford's basis for that flipchart appears to have been inspired by Nine Instructional Strategies from Classroom Instruction That Works by Marzano R., Pickering D. and Pollock J. (arguably, it could have been other research). Revealing answers corresponds well with strategy 1 of the 9 strategies (Identifying Similarities And Differences specifically in Classifying). See also 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
If you are referring to Crawford's flipchart, this was his way #3.
For this tutorial you will need a picture of a computer mouse (yes, the picture below is the one I'm using), a window frame and, of course, your trusty copy of ActivInspire. To download a copy of these images, "Right Click" -- Mac Users may need to press the control key as you click and choose "Save Image As..." or perhaps "Download Image" (alternately if you have a little desktop showing, you can click the image and drag it to your desktop).
Now move the frame around and see your magic revealer!
I doubt you need to have students identify a computer mouse, so at this point you can replace the picture of the mouse with a picture of something in your standards (such as geometric shapes for math, or a picture of a half-note for music, a painting by a painter for art, a map for social studies, etc.) and then change the text to be appropriate to the picture.
Below I have attached "Revealer3.flipchart" so you can see the example in action
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