Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Great Quote and a New iLife Site You Must See

"But the reason I think everyone should be a blogger for at least some meaningful period of time is not so much about the writing as it is about the thinking. When you really deconstruct it, true blogging is a genre that requires a great deal of critical thinking skills before the writing even occurs. I would argue that thinking like a blogger is more important than writing like one."

Great one, Will Richardson. I think I'll start using this one in my presentations (with credit to you, of course).

While reading the feeds from Wired News (if you don't subscribe, you definitely need to), I happened across a great new site-- Jim Heid's Mac iLife Site. The site is described as "more or less daily news, tips, and other tidbits about iTunes, iPod, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and iLife in general." It's actually the online companion to Heid's book/DVD, The Macintosh iLife '04.

The site's homepage is a blog that Heid updates semi-regularly with tips on how to increase the capabilities of these programs. From there, it's divided into the different pages for each application--iTunes and iPod, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD. Each page abounds with links to products and sites from the book/DVD. I'm sure just about anybody could find a new site in these lists.

Future of Math is a site/blog about innovative uses of technology in the classroom. I highly recommend iPhoto for organizing and sharing digital photos.
iMovie also has a place in the mathematics classroom (see the Apple Learning Interchange for examples). Jim Heid's Mac iLife Site has some spectacular links for learning how to use both.

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