I recently updated from Tiger to Snow Leopard on my imac and from Snow Leopard to Lion on my MacBook Pro. Then, of course, I couldn’t get my wireless printer to work.
Here’s how I solved the problem:
If you have followed all of the install instructions, your computer’s drivers are updated.
Go to the printer and choose the setup option and then, wireless setup.
You will be prompted to enter your WEP key (translation… enter your wireless password).
On your computer you will need to go to settings, then printers and faxes. Find your printer and delete it (the minus sign).
Then click the plus sign to add a new printer. The printer will ‘find’ your wireless printer and you can re-add it to your printer list.
To Get to the Google Calendar
- Go to igoogle.com
- Click on ‘sign in’ on the top right hand corner of the screen. Enter email address and password.*
- When in the site, click on the ‘more’ pull down menu, top middle of the page. This gives a list of options. Click ‘Calendar’.
To Enter an Appointment
- In the month view (top right of page), click on a calendar square. Alternately, you can also click on the red ‘Create’ button at the top left of the page.
- In the pop-up box, enter the name of your appointment.
- Click the ‘Edit event’ link at the bottom of the box.
- Uncheck the ‘All day’ box.
- Set the begin and end time.**
- If you have more than one Calendar, make certain that the correct one is chosen (toggle option in the ‘Event Details’ area).
- Click the ‘Repeat’ box if the event occurs at a regularly scheduled time and fill in the pertinent information.
- Click ‘Save’, red box, at the top of the screen.
- Check the calendar to confirm that the information was added correctly.
* If you already signed in, you will see your igoogle page.
** Default appointment duration is 1 hour.
This is a great little video on how to use Google Docs.
This weekend, American RadioWorks aired a fabulous program looking at efficacy of lecture in the classroom:
Don’t Lecture Me! Rethinking the way college students learn.
Research shows that it is impossible for students to take in and remember all the information presented during a typical lecture.
This is especially problematic in math and physics classes where it is necessary to think in the language of mathematics. It is difficult for the majority of students to understand, in real time, what the professor is saying if the student is seeing it for the first time.
Eric Mazur, a physics professor at Harvard says,
Lecturing is a waste of time. It’s not an effective way for students to learn information. Reading the textbook is better.
In Doctor Mazur’s class, the students are required to do do the “information gathering”, reading the textbook, before class, something that most students are not accustomed to doing in math and science classes.
Dr. Mazur has developed web based questionnaires based on the reading. At the end of the questionnaire, there is always this question,
Please tell us what you found difficult or confusing about the reading. If you did not find anything difficult or confusing, tell us what you found most interesting.
Mazur believes that purpose of education is changing from a paradigm where students studied to retain information to one where students. The key now, because information changes so rapidly, it to be able to find and use information.
The purpose of education now should be to learn how to learn.
Well stated Dr. Mazur!