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Hardware
The iBook G4 will be the new MLTI laptop. Visually, it is very similar to the original iBook G3 laptops used over the past 4 years. However, don’t let the appearance fool you, these are not the same iBooks!

Powered by a 1.33 ghz G4 chip and loaded with 1 GB of system memory  (that’s 8x more memory than the previous MLTI laptop), the MLTI iBook will run Apple’s newest operating system, Mac OS 10.4 Tiger. The iBook comes loaded with the same set of ports for connecting to peripheral devices. The iBook G4 will come with a 40GB hard drive, large enough to store all your school work and enough space to create and edit an iMovie complete with music from your iTunes library and photos from your iPhoto collection.

There are two changes which teachers and students will appreciate. First, the built-in wireless networking capabilities have been upgraded to Airport Extreme, 801.11g. Airport Extreme wireless networking will provide up to 5x faster connections than the previous iBooks. Second, the CD-ROM tray has been replaced by a slot-loading CDRW/DVD-ROM drive. No more trays to break. No more duct tape. Further, the new drive will not only read and burn CDs, but it will read DVD media as well.

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airport Network
The wireless networks installed in 2002 will be upgraded. Wireless access points will be upgraded to Airport Extreme Base Stations (802.11g, 54Mbps), and switches will be replaced as well. Coverage areas will be expanded as necessary to include the Principal’s office area, all 7th and 8th grade instructional areas, Library, and common assembly spaces.
The new network will have up to 5x more available bandwidth than the previous network for internal data transfers.

 

 

Software Title

Description

Mac OS 10.4 Tiger

Apple’s latest operating system. Each year as available, the MLTI solution will be upgraded to utilize the latest version of the Mac OS.

Appleworks

Productivity suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, drawing, painting, and presentation. http://www.apple.com/appleworks/

CyberDuck

CyberDuck is an open source, fully featured FTP/SFTP client. Users may use it to upload web pages to web servers and perform other file transfer needs. http://cyberduck.ch. Offered to MLTI by the David Kocher, the creator of CyberDuck.

Firefox

Fast and popular open source web browser. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Garageband

Digital recording studio. Record and edit your own music or podcasts. http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/

Google Earth

Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. http://earth.google.com. Offered to MLTI by Google Inc.

GNU Image Manipulation Program

Open source image editing program. Similar to Adobe Photoshop. http://www.gimp.org/

Grapher

A 2D and 3D graphing calculator. Bundled with Mac OS X. http://www.apple.com/macosx/newfeatures/over200.html

iMovie HD

Movie editing software. http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

iPhoto

Digital Photo management, image enhancement, and slideshows. http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/

iTunes

Digital music management and encoding. http://www.apple.com/itunes

iWeb

Web page creation and publishing. http://www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/

Journler

A daily journal software package. http://journler.phildow.net/

Keynote

Presentation software. http://www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/

NeoOffice

Open source productivity suite. Create, open, edit, and save Microsoft office formatted files (.doc, .xls, .ppt). http://www.neooffice.org

NetLogo

NetLogo is a programmable modeling environment for simulating natural and social phenomena. It is particularly well suited for modeling complex systems developing over time. http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/. Offered to MLTI by Uri Wilensky, the creator of NetLogo, Director of the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling.

NoteShare

Multimedia Digital Notebook. Create, organize, share, publish. http://www.aquaminds.com

Other

The MLTI image will also include a host of other titles including Mail, iChat, iCal, Address Book, iSync, Quicktime, etc. http://www.apple.com/macosx/

Pages

Word Processor and Page Layout. This document was created using Pages. http://www.apple.com/iwork/pages/

PASCO DataStudio

Data analysis, graphing calculator. http://www.pasco.com/datastudio/

PASCO MyWorld GIS

A Geographic Information System for Inquiry-Based Learning. Query, plot and analyze geographic data such as climate, geology, biodiversity, population and more. http://www.pasco.com/myworld/

Safari RSS

Web browser with RSS feed management. http://www.apple.com/safari/

SketchUp Pro

3D design software. http://www.sketchup.com. Offered to MLTI by Google Inc.

World Book Encyclopedia

The entire World Book Encyclopedia and more. http://www.mackiev.com/worldbook/

LiveDictionary with AudioAssisted Text LiveDictionary is a Safari extension that adds fast, convenient dictionary lookups to the web. http://www.eloquentsw.com/livedictionary.html. AudioAssistedText is a LiveDictionary plugin that allows you to point to a word in Safari and hear the word spoken in a human voice. http://www.audioassistedtext.com/. Both titles offered to MLTI by the authors, Eloquent Software and MetaTheory.