Training Resources

Highlighted Resources


Video Tutorials:
Anatomy of a Mac

PC to Mac: The Basics

Finder Basics
Wireless Basics
Parental Controls

Helpful How-Tos:
MacBook(Aluminum): Using the trackpad
Apple Portables: Tips for maximizing your battery charge
Mac 101: Using Spaces to organize your windows and applications in Leopard
iMovie: Camcorder Support
Change the Position of the Dock
Add an Application to the Dock
Removing an Application from the Dock
Mac OS X 10.5: Saving a document as a PDF file

Switch 101: From PC to Mac
Welcome to Mac
Windows vs. Mac Navigation

On Windows I used to....
Mac: All Work and Play










Welcome to Decatur ISD's Macintosh Resource Page. We hope that you find this page helpful as you begin to use your district issued Macbook.

The laptop is provided as a resource to you for your school work and for your personal growth. We hope you have the opportunity to use it as a very helpful tool in your classroom, with your teaching duties, and with your life in general. One of the most effective ways to learn something is to be able to use it in a way that has some benefit to your life outside of work. Feel free to use the neat iLife applications like iMovie, iPhoto, and iTunes to create great products like home movies, photo books, etc. It is a great way to learn and see how these tools can benefit your students and your classrooms.

Macbook Tip of the Day: Cleaning your laptop
If your laptop is dusty or you need to clean it for some other reason, follow the guidelines below.
Cleaning the display
Disconnect the power cord and verify that the product is turned off.
Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth, or the cleaning cloth that was provided, to wipe dust from the screen.
If needed, lightly dampen the cloth with water only and wipe the screen.
Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
Cleaning the enclosure
Shut down the product and disconnect all cables.
Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the exterior. Avoid getting moisture in any openings.
Do not spray liquid directly onto the product.
Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives that might damage the finish.
Warning: Don't clean the screen with a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended for use with a screen or display. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen. It may drip inside the display and cause damage.



Mac OS X: How to quit an unresponsive application using Force Quit

Mac OS X: Updating your software (Note: District laptops will only get updates while connected to the district network. You will not be able to run updates from home.)

Mac OS X: Setting up printers

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