2 Reasons OSX Mavericks Matter to Educators

Apple last week launched OSX Mavericks, the free and latest version of its desktop operating system. Notably, the tech giant ditched its cat-based naming scheme in favor of one themed after California locations (Mavericks is a well-known surfing spot in Northern California). That’s all fine and good, but what about the new features? More specifically, what does Mavericks bring to education?

It turns out that there are two big features of particular note to educators.

  • iWork and iLife are now free
  • iBooks for iOS and for Macs
Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Top Firefox Add-Ons

Not too long ago, someone downloaded the 3 billionth Add-on for Firefox. 3,000,000,000! That’s a lot of add-ons (and a lot of zeros to type!) These eight add-ons are the best of the best. They’re the most used, and with good reason. Let’s count down to number 1. Top Full  post.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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New Mac Pro Cinema Ad

The new Mac Pro release is just around the corner, we hope.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Installing Windows 7 On a Mac With Bootcamp

Sometimes you get an error when installing Windows 7 on a Mac using Bootcamp.  There are a number of workarounds for this.  Paul Thurrott posted three here.  If you have problems entering the Microsoft key or with validating it, use option on Paul Thurrott’s list.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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