There’s a new operating system on its way from Apple and it is called Mountain Lion. Forget that Lion is just six months old and you might not even have installed it or mastered all of its features. Mountain Lion is on the way. Mountain Lion has some great, great, great features available for you and your classroom.
One feature I really liked for my classroom about Lion was AirDrop. In AirDrop students and teachers using the same WiFi can drag and drop work onto other computer icons on a WWII type scope. I found it a slick way for students to turn in their work. So, I wonder, what cool teaching features might Mountain Lion have in store for my classroom and yours?
Severa iOS apps and features are coming to the Mac via Mountain Lion. Get ready for: Reminders, Notification Center, Gatekeeper, Notes, Game Center (Don’t see you using that one.) , and some changes to some other apps.
Like Lion, Mountain Lion offers an upgrade that will more closely resemble iOS features like you experience on your iPhone and iPad. Merging the iOS iPad and iPhone experience and the Mac seems to be the direction Apple is moving. I am VERY excited about AirPlay Mirroring in my classroom. We should also expect name changes and feature updates to iCal and Address book to Calendar and Contacts with more of an iOS look.