What is a great way to start a new school year? How about giving all the students a new MacBook?
Thanks to all parents and students who participated in the Gr.5 MacBook Roll Out Session 2014 last night. Please feel free to review the keynote and see the level of excitement in the students (and parents!) in the photo slide show below.
Or: How to Make Keynote, Pages, and Numbers get along with Moodle and Google.
The newest versions of iWorks – Pages, Keynote, and Numbers – are almost mirrors of the iOS versions. This is good news if you want consistency between your desktop and iPad/iPhone documents, as you can edit iWorks documents on the cloud. Great news if you want to use your Hong Kong commute time to get work done.
However, iWorks and Google and Moodle don’t work well in their current versions. I’ll save the explanation of why for a later post. Apple, Moodle, and Google are going their own ways for the time being and compatibility suffers.
In the meantime, here are three strategies to employ when sharing Mavericks’ versions of Pages, Keynote, or Numbers through Google Drive, Gmail, and Moodle.
1. Compress/Zip the file before you share it through gmail, Drive, or Moodle. Export from Pages, Keynote, and Numbers to ZIP Archive.
Or, find the document in Finder, alt click (right click or control-click) and choose compress.
2. Export as the previous, cloud-friendly version.
3. Simply use the previous versions of Pages, Keynote, or Numbers.
After you’ve complete any one of these strategies, share the exported file as you would any attachment or upload to Gmail, Drive, or Moodle.
There is a fourth strategy, and that’s use something else – Google Drive or Microsoft products – but I’m assuming you’re reading this because you like the look and operation of Apple iWorks.
TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read):
To share the Mavericks version of Pages, Keynote, or Numbers on the cloud, you have to Compress/Zip the file first, Export as the previous version, or just use the previous version from the start. Then share as normal.
Time to start planning what we will be focusing on this year.
This will include
Digitime in Grades 5 and 6 which will include student WordPress iFolios, Digital Literacy assessing, Skill development through Role of ICT in PYP, programming, social media education and building conceptual depth.
Each year bring new challenges, new opportunities, new demands for adaptability and catering for diversity. Supporting leadership at all levels to break through boundaries to add value.
Welcome back one and all to what I wish is a great year.
NOTE: Some links are for CDNIS teachers and students only.