iTunes



iTunes is a free software that you can download off the internet, or it comes with you computer if you have a Mac. In the iTunes Store, you can buy songs,podcasts , videos, TV Shows, and games. Everything you download or buy goes into your library , which you can then make into a playlist, if you want to. Many schools are also using iTunes now, as a tool to showcase different videos students have made, courses that are offered,and different seminars they have hosted. High schools use iTunes in the classroom by posting orientation podcasts, fundraiser how-to's, and learning a new languagethrough cultural and educational podcasts. Teachers can also utilize them by using them to teach a section of a lesson through videos and/or having students listen to speeches made by historical people.

Features of iTunes

The iTunes Store
This video will help you navigate through iTunes. It shows how to open it and, for someone who has never used iTunes before, it shows how to disable parental controls so you can view the iTunes store. If you have never open iTunes on a school computer, the iTunes store will be blocked, and you will have to unblock it in order to use it.

Audiobooks and Podcasts
This video shows the difference between podcasts and audiobooks. It shows where you can find them within the iTunes store and the features of each option.
Libraries and PlaylistsIn this video, you will be able to see the difference between a library and a playlist. It also shows you how to make a new playlist and how to put the songs you want in a specific playlist.
iTunes in School
This final video features the iTunes U. This is where many universities and now some high schools are using iTunes as another learning tool for students. It shows where you can find it on the iTunes menu, as well as how schools can make podcasts on a lesson, so that they are available to students at any time. ---

Last updated Feb 6, 2009 6:28 am

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