Hover your mouse over this graphic and scroll to see the presentation. I love it!
Three Ways to Start a Call from Your Mac
*you must have OS X 10.9.2 or higher installed
From the Contacts app
From the Facetime App
You get a nice dialog box showing your audio level when the call is connected.
Adjusting Your Audio Preferences
You must open the Facetime app to adjust the microphone if you aren’t using the default.
This looks very interesting:
Creativity: Music to My Ears is a six week course designed to explore several factors that stimulate creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations.
via Stanford Online
The recommended text is the instructor’s own book from amazon. At least it’s inexpensive.
This is not a music course even though that’s in the title. This is a course on creativity. It’s also a short course – only six weeks long.
Good luck if you take it. It sounds wonderful.
Aldo Baker contacted me to share this infographic. I’m very interested in this perspective and the beautiful use of data. I’m not sure if I agree or disagree with the premises yet, but I thought I would share so you can make up your own mind.
I certainly don’t want to get into the argument about fair or unfair. I’m very concerned about the crushing debt that we Americans are taking on to get “higher education” now. I’m also very concerned about the lack of education that our children are receiving.
We like to buy cool tools. There are lots of fantastic tools available to markup screenshots. I regularly use Skitch and Jing. I have an old license for Snagit Pro as well. Those tools are worth the time (and money for snagit) if you do lots of documentation.
What if you just need to do a little bit of markup? You can use the built-in tools in Mac OS X.
Preview has always been the go-to PDF reader for me. I’ve even used it to markup PDF’s and assignments that I am grading. Did you know that grab is built in?
File » Take Screen Shot
Choose Your Target
Use the built-in tools to markup your PNG image
Save your document and you are done.
Here are some ideas for you:
- Use boxes, arrows, or other shapes to highlight places for users to click
- Adjust an image to fit into a defined size
- Add descriptive text over an image
- Adjust color or alpha settings
If you want to take your own screenshots in the traditional form (Cmd+Shift+4 or Cmd+Shift+3) and still mark them up with preview you just drag the app onto the Preview dock icon. You can save your markup in-place.