I got this great text message after John’s How to become a web surfing ninja workshop.
“Ok… random thought but I am looking at my computer screen and just realized that I know a LOT about my computer but not much about all those things in the dock. What about teaching a session on some of those things??? I’m laughing at myself that I’m starting to think about these things!!”
I have connected the idea in this message to cleaning out my closet at home and my desk at school. Every time I start to work on my closet or desk, I am overwhelmed because there is so much to do. If I could just get started, I would be okay. Getting started is not hard, but it is not easy either. If I would just do one thing, just one, I would probably do more. Taking the first step is the key.
So, back to the dock… There are 32 icons in the dock on my MacBook Pro. (We won’t discuss how many shoes there are in my closet.) If I am new to Mac, this could be overwhelming. I might not know where to start. What if I just look at one or two apps this week that might be interesting to investigate or play with? Hmm…but which one or two? There are many choices…
Well, we are going to learn about iLife and IWork in July with 2-day courses. What if we start there? Kinda like reading the chapter before going to class.
Here are the iLife and iWorks icons that are in the dock with a brief description and a couple of links to more information.
Just in case you missed C. Valdez’s email about installing iWork, we’ve added the instructions below. Two important things to note: 1) You must be on campus to complete the install, and 2) Please read carefully; I missed the step where it says to login as Guest.