Well, finally Macguide issue 20 has appeared in my letterbox, and it’s a darned fine issue. It’s packed with Tips and news and has two particularly good articles (<modesty off> by me, of course <modesty on>).
Pages 64 and 65 feature an item on Maungaraki School, which incorporates Macs as part of the curriculum, using them in the same way that the children use pencils, crayons, paste or any other tool, rather than studying them as some kind of isolated subject. When I interviewed the principal for this feature I found his enthusiasm contagious. The projects the children carry out as part of their curriculum — for example, making a DVD of each child’s first day at school — have multiple rewards. The school is limited by a tight budget though and could do much more with extra funding.
Pages 68 and 69 carry my Newbies Guide to using Safari. There are plenty of tips here, including some even more experienced users might not know.
This issue was so full that a product review I’d written had to be left out, but with luck it will make it into the next issue.
At NZ$7.95 per issue I don’t know why any Mac-using Kiwi wouldn’t subscribe!
Look for an update soon to my Learning Centre< with articles from issues no longer on sale.