Apple released iTunes 8 today. I suggest holding off on letting any updates run for at least a few days, if not a week. I'd rather someone else be on that "bleeding edge", especially if iTunes working is critical to your lesson.
Migrating from one computer to another is always a pain. There's a great tool built into Macs called migration assistant. It's primary function is to help you move everything from an old computer to a new computer. (I do mean everything!) Sometimes, though, you just need to move a few things- perhaps an iPhoto library, or an iWeb site. Migration Assistant may not be the best tool to accomplish that.
According to iWeb Help, to move an iWeb site, you need to look for the file: Library/Application/Support/iWeb/ in your user folder. I haven't found the file Library/Application. I did find Library/Application Support/iWeb and the domain file was there. On the Apple Support web page on the same topic, it did refer to file I found, so I suspect the Help has an error in it.
I also suspect not only will this file need to be moved, but the actual files will need to be moved as well, if you are publishing to a folder rather than a .Mac account. I'll be working on this with Beth Tovi, at King
Springs Elementary soon, so watch for updates on this.
iPhoto looks to be less of a problem, in that simply copying the iPhoto library to a new computer should do the trick. I expect iTunes, because of Digital Rights Management, will be much more of a problem.
Rogue Amoeba is providing some very useful software if you need to be able to quickly change the audio input or output of your computer. Changing audio quickly on the fly is very helpful if you are podcasting or working with MIDI devices.
The software is not approved at this time, so you can't install it on your teacher laptop or other school computers, but I will submit it for approval. Check the software approval list or watch this blog for announcements.
We're still updating, adding, and reconfiguring the website. iDVD was just updated with information on how to create multiple copies of your iDVD project.
Also, expect an announcement any day about classes for this summer. We are planning to offer our iNtegrating iLife iNto iLearning course. There is a second course planned that will extend the learning even further!
Some of you have looked at "All RSS Feeds" in Safari and wondered what it was. I created a presentation for the Georgia Educational Technology Conference on what it is and how it can used in the classroom. Please take a look at the presenation on my personal podcast: http://edtech.typepad.com/ed_tech_using_technology_/
Please note that the information in all my podcasts is suitable for listening at school, though the thoughts and opinions are all my own and do not in any represent my employer. This episode highlights technologies and applications used by us in the district, but also mentions several applications that have not been approved for hardware owned by the district. There is nothing discussed that cannot be done with the way our Macs are currently configured, so dig in!
You might want to go to Apple.com and download the new iTunes 7. There are some new features enabled in the new application. Don't worry it won't erase your music library.
Here's the Skinny!
Apple today announced iTunes 7, delivering stunning new features such as the new album and Cover Flow views of music, TV shows and movies. In addition, the iTunes Store is now offering over 75 movies from Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films, which customers can purchase and download to watch on their computers and iPods, and soon on their flat screen televisions with Apple’s upcoming iTV player. [Sep 12, 2006]
I had a note from someone in class about emails with links we sent from class having been inadvertently deleted along with the deluge of spam and other email that builds up over the summer this morning. Here are the links I emailed: