NECC 2007 Apple booth workshop session schedule (2007)

This “Create. Share. Inspire.” schedule was distributed at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta that was held in June 2007. This organization and conference are still held annually, but the conference changed its name around 2010 to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference.

This trifold brochure measures 4.25 x 6 inches with the message:

Inside the Apple booth, you’ll find innovative tools, students can use to express their creativity. You’ll see the latest technologies for sharing content. And you’ll discover powerful ways to inspire students. Join us each day in the Apple booth for hands-on sessions where you’ll learn how to engage students, raise achievement, and manage your digital classroom.

Fully unfolded, six hands-on workshop sessions are described. Session titles include:
Let’s Go Global—Using iLife and iWork in Project-Based Learning
Meeting Diverse Learner Needs—Built-in Tools on a Mac
Publishing Student Voices—Podcasting in the Classroom
Managing the Digital Classroom—Tips and Tools for Teachers
Creative Expression—Expanding Reading and Writing in the Digital Classroom
What’s Hot at Apple?—Bringing Innovation to Learning

I attended this NECC conference.

Source: eSchool News

iMac (original, Bondi blue, 1998)

The original iMac was introduced on May 6, 1998, and shipped August 15, 1998. It featured a 233 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor, 32 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB EIDE hard drive, and a tray loading CD-ROM drive. Its screen was a 15-inch CRT display.

The original iMac was available in one color called “Bondi blue,” named for the blue-green color of the water at Bondi Beach near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. “Bondi” is an [Australian] Aboriginal word meaning “water breaking over rocks.”

This was the first consumer computer product released after Steve Jobs returned to Apple as interim CEO. The iMac was primarily credited with returning Apple to profitability and re-establishing Apple’s commitment to simplicity and design, but at the time was criticized for dropping the floppy disk drive and adopting the emerging USB standard.

The “i” in “iMac” has been described by Apple to represent “Internet,” but Steve Jobs also specified the “i” to mean internet, individual, instruct, inform, and inspire in a presentation in 1998.

Although the original iMac was not meant to be user-upgradable, it did contain what was referred to at the time as a “mysterious” slot behind the hinged side door called the “Mezzanine” slot. Inside the iMac was a Mezzanine connector soldered on to the motherboard. Officially, Apple never explained its purpose, but a few developers created expansion products that used the slot and/or port. I installed one such port in a few iMac computers in 1999, namely the Griffin iPort that added an Apple serial port and video-out port. Although the Griffin iPort didn’t use the Mezzanine internal connector, it did use the Mezzanine slot to make the ports available.

The Revision A iMac (M6709LL/A) and Revision B iMac (M6709LL/B) are identical with the exception of graphics systems. Revision A (August 15, 1998) had an ATI Rage IIc graphics with 2 MB of VRAM, and Revision B (October 26, 1998) had an ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics with 6 MB of VRAM.

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