Search form

Back to Blog

Mountain Lion Roars

mountain lion

This guest blog post was made by EducationWorld Web Assistant Joseph Murphy, a student at Furman University in Greenville, SC.

In the first four days of its release, Apple sold more than three million copies of the new operating system Mountain Lion, the company’s best-ever sales figure for an operating system.

Apple has developed an upgrade that incorporates the new software while keeping the same look. The operating system’s new developments even integrate features of the iPhone and iPad.

For example, on the iPhone, a notification tab slides down for easy access to reminders. This lists calendar dates, events, messages and e-mail notifications. With a Mountain Lion upgrade, a desktop or laptop computer will have this notification component along its side bar.

Apple offers the download of Mountain Lion for up to five of users’ personal computers. Once they buy it, they can download it per computer under the same account. This way, their whole household can enjoy the upgrade.

The Mountain Lion upgrade improves the speed and organization of computers. These important features can help do everything from scheduling appointments on a personal calendar to accessing iMessage without having to use an iPhone or iPad.

Clearly, Mountain Lion represents more than the typical upgrade. For only $20, users can provide Mountain Lion for up to five computers in their household. In addition, if they purchased their Mac after June 11, 2012, Apple is willing to give users the upgrade for free.

Education World®          
Copyright © 2012 Education World

More

Chinese New Year Begins February 12th...

Chinese New Year Factoids
 
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Kung Hei Fat Choy!
That’s Happy New Year in Chinese. 2021 is the Year of the OX (Buffalo). OX people are thought to be hard workers, honest, responsible, motivated and take things slowly. Some say that OX people can be a bit stubborn and quiet. On the Chinese calendar, called Yuan Tan, the new year is 4719. Chinese New Year is not always held on...

Keep Breathing: An Update on A...

In an earlier blog, I wrote about a mindfulness-based program, where k-12 students learn and practice four breathing techniques in 40 days. I caught up with ABC Breathe director, Maria Andrade, to see how the initiative was going during the pandemic and a time when schools, teachers, and children are shifting between remote learning and in-person classes and having to maintain social distancing and other safety measures.   

Q: How is the initiative going...

The Global Search for Education – Book...

“The chance to author your own book is incredibly engaging and motivating to students.” – Dan Amos

The Planet Classroom Network is featuring Book Creator’s Create a...

How Leaders Can Build a Positive...

Leaders in a school have a huge impact on teachers, staff, faculty, families, students, and the community. They have the ability to teach, model, engage, collaborate, and communicate. Leaders and administrators wear many hats and have a lot of responsibilities that take courage, organizational skills, the ability to communicate, and the expertise to support, encourage and build others up. As I moved up from...

Creating a “Container of Care &...

As I begin teaching classes this semester, I feel it is more crucial than ever to create a safe space in the classroom, what I call a Container of Care & Courage.

Considering the tumultuous times we are living in, and what students –whether k-12 students or college students—might be going through, I think, as educators, we have an even greater responsibility to use the classroom as a microcosm of what society could be. A place where people’s voices are honored, where differences...

The Sound of Calm in the Classroom

The Tibetan Singing Bowl gives off a sound that is very hard to describe. However, it starts out loud but pleasant sound and then as the sound gets lower so does the stress from the day. When I hear the sound, my body starts to relax starting with my mind it’s not that it shuts down, but it focuses. My eyes are closed but once they open, they seem more focused. I can feel the tenseness in my fingers and toes release.

The above excerpt describes a graduate students’...

Pages