In the age of digital literacy and creativity, educators need to seek out best practice in the use of the tools available. Apple Teacher Institute offers a unique opportunity to develop the ideas you have already had about digital creativity, to see how others are using these new tools with great benefits in learning gains, and to understand the pedagogy that underpins the excitement of digital media.
On this four-day residential course, you will learn in an environment where you are given the opportunity, inspiration, space and support to be creative with likeminded colleagues. All learning on this unique course will give you a thorough background in digital media but is carried out in a relaxed and friendly manner so that newcomers to the disciplines covered will not feel intimidated.
What you will learn
At this event, you will investigate a range of activities that focus on different digital media:
■ Digital storytelling
■ Creating content using digital video cameras and editing software
■ Exploring the use of still images, music and animation in multimedia projects
■ Methods for sharing digital projects on iPods, portable devices, DVD and the Web
■ Sharing of experiences, action planning and portfolio development
■ Development of skills in subject/age group relevant projects
iLife ‘09 is a seamless integration of five groundbreaking media manipulation programs: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb — each of which is designed around a specific media type:
■ Digital Images — iPhoto is a ‘one-stop shop’ for dealing with digital photographs in school. With iPhoto you can download your images, edit them, organise them into albums, use Faces and Places, export them as movies or Web pages, and even produce interactive slideshows using audio files from your iTunes music library. Photo libraries and albums can be accessed directly from iMovie and iDVD, giving you a completely integrated multimedia suite.
■ The moving image — iMovie is acknowledged as the easiest digital video editing tool for the classroom, but as part of iLife it takes on the mantle of multimedia editor par excellence. The ability to not only import and edit a wide range of video formats but to edit audio with finesse and to create beautiful still image pans and zooms has turned iMovie into a multimedia tool to inspire creative learning. Despite its seamless integration with iDVD, iMovie is not merely a means to an end, but is in itself one of the most highly-regarded educational applications ever brought to market.
■ Sharing the message — iDVD lets you share slideshows from iPhoto, audio files from iTunes and GarageBand, and video projects from iMovie by burning a DVDwhich can be played on almost any DVD Player.
■ Making music and Podcasts the Apple way — GarageBand turns each of the Macs in your classroom into a recording studio and podcast creation centre packed with hundreds of virtual instruments and a recording engineer or two for good measure. It’s the easiest way to create, perform and record music and Podcasts on the Mac. With minimal cost and effort, you can produce custom music for your video, DVD, Web or podcasting project.
■ Put your life on the Web — Featuring a selection of stunning Apple-designed Web templates, iWeb makes Web design a drag-and-drop endeavour. Choose your template, pick a page type and open the built-in Media Browser to drag in your school’s iLife content, including photos from iPhoto, digital video from iMovie or podcasts your pupils created with GarageBand.
The course will also look at other tools complementary to iLife that allow the further manipulation and integration of sound, picture and animation resources:
■ Final Cut Express is a robust editing solution for digital video enthusiasts. Featuring the same interface as the Emmy Award-winning Final Cut Pro, it provides professional-level editing, compositing and real-time effects for full-featured DV editing.
■ iWork Make Documents, spreadsheet and presentations the Mac way. Learn about creative use of iWork ’09, Apple’s productivity suite – the easiest way to create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
■ Aperture Powerful photo editing and management 2 delivers streamlined tools for moving photos from capture to output with uncompromising quality.
The way digital media is used in education is evolving with new technologies and curricular uses appearing each year.
This four-day course, with accommodation and meals, will take place at Cheltenham College in Gloucestershire which has good rail and road connections.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from innovators in the area of digital media in education.
Outline Programme (subject to change)
— Arrive at midday
— Tutorials in the use of Mac OS X and iLife
— Group activities differentiated for experience
— Three sessions of tutorials, differentiated into beginner and intermediate for each:
• Final Cut Express
• iWork ʼ09
• Music (including Logic Express)
• Photography (including Aperture)
— Group project
A session on DigitalCre8or and EuroCreator
— Digital Creator Award and EuroCreator
— Group project
Spaces are limited so you should register now to avoid disappointment. To receive a booking form to reserve your place at ATI 2009 please contact Fiona McGlashan of Impact Exhibitions:
By Phone or Fax: 01223 237426
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Impact Exhibitions (ATI)
6 High Street
Impact Exhibitions are an agency appointed by Apple for the purpose of taking bookings for and managing the logistics of ATI 2009. Any information you give them will only be used for the organisation of ATI 2009 and will not be given to third parties without your express permission.
Please note: attendance at this is event is subject to payment of a fee. You will be requested to remit the sum of £500.00 (ex VAT) to cover the conference fee, accommodation and meals. Full details will be provided upon confirmation of your booking.