MLTI HS Teacher 2007 Image Application List
Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger"
AppleÕs latest operating system. Each year as available, the MLTI solution will be upgraded to utilize the latest version of the Mac OS. http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/
Your online Contact Manager. Manage addresses, contact information and more. http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/addressbook/
Productivity suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, drawing, painting, and presentation. http://www.apple.com/appleworks/
An open-source anti-virus application. www.clamxav.com
Comic LifeComic Life gives you a super-quick and easy way to create astounding comics, beautiful picture albums and enticing instruction booklets to name a few of the many possibilities. http://plasq.com/comiclife
CyberDuck is an open source, fully featured FTP/SFTP client. Users may use it to upload web pages to web servers and perform other file transfer needs. http://cyberduck.ch. Offered to MLTI by the David Kocher, the creator of CyberDuck.
Shareware music notation software that will require you to register if you want to use it. http://www.finalemusic.com/finale/home.aspx
Fast and popular open source web browser. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
Open source concept mapping application similar to Inspiration. http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Digital recording studio. Record and edit your own music or podcasts. http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
G.I.M.P. (Graphic Image Manipulation Program)
Open source image editing tool similar to Photoshop. This application uses X11, a windowing system that allows you to run applications ported from other UNIX systems. It provides access to many open source applications otherwise not available for OS X. http://gimp.org/
Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. This was donated to the MLTI Project from our friends at Google.
One note: Google Earth can be very bandwidth intensive and a potential burden on your network. Coordinating classrooms for Google Earth use might aid network performance. http://earth.google.com.
A 2D and 3D graphing calculator. Bundled with Mac OS X. http://www.apple.com/macosx/newfeatures/over200.html
A Text/Audio/Video "Chat" client.
The built-in calendar program that supports multiple calendars.
DVD authoring software. You can use iDVD even if you don't have a DVD player. Create a DVD project using iDVD, and even create a DVD disk image. Then you can take the resulting file to a workstation with a DVD burner or use a portable DVD burner to create the DVD. The DVD will then play back on most consumer DVD players.
Movie editing software. http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/
Digital Photo management, image enhancement, and slideshows. http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/
Digital music management and encoding, and the portal into the land of all things iPods and iPhones.
A WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor for web page creation, which can create blogs and podcasts as well. It is part of (and integrated with) the rest of the iLife suite.<> http://www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/
Presentation software, part of the "iWork" suite. http://www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/
Open source productivity suite, and a Microsoft Office alternative. Create, open, edit, and save Microsoft office formatted files (.doc, .xls, .ppt).
Note that if you are trying to save a document to a network server you will not get the regular OSX file saving dialog. In the NeoOffice dialog, go to the root level of your hard drive to view Volumes, which contains all of your mounted server sharepoints. You could also save the file to your home folder and drag it to your sharepoint.
NetLogo is a programmable modeling environment for simulating natural and social phenomena. It is particularly well suited for modeling complex systems developing over time. http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/. Offered to MLTI by Uri Wilensky, the creator of NetLogo, Director of the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling.
Multimedia Digital Notebook. Create, organize, share, publish. http://www.aquaminds.com
Word Processor and Page Layout. Part of the "iWork" suite. http://www.apple.com/iwork/pages/
Data analysis, graphing calculator. http://www.pasco.com/datastudio/. It is intended to be used with PASCO Scientific Probes, but the application will work even without the probes plugged in.
It should be noted however - That in order for the probes to be recognized when you plug them in, you may need to launch the "PAS Portal" application located inside the PASCO Datastudio folder. This is the "probe recognition" software.
PASCO MyWorld GIS
A Geographic Information System for Inquiry-Based Learning. Query, plot and analyze geographic data such as climate, geology, biodiversity, population and more. http://www.pasco.com/myworld/
Web browser with RSS feed management. http://www.apple.com/safari/
Sketchup is a 3D modeling program similar to a CAD (computer-aided design) program that is integrated with Google Earth. This was donated to the MLTI Project from our friends at Google. http://www.sketchup.com.
LiveDictionary with AudioAssisted Text
LiveDictionary is a Safari extension that adds fast, convenient dictionary lookups to the web. http://www.eloquentsw.com/livedictionary.html. AudioAssistedText is a LiveDictionary plugin that allows you to point to a word in Safari and hear the word spoken in a human voice. http://www.audioassistedtext.com/. Both titles offered to MLTI by the authors, Eloquent Software and MetaTheory.
The MLTI image also includes a host of other titles that are shipped with the Operating System including Mail, iSync, Quicktime, and others. For a complete list, please visit http://www.apple.com/macosx/