Whether in a classroom, or a small-business environment, there are many creative ways to use the sharing technologies of OS X to view and distribute content between participants on a local network. The following scenarios describe common situations in which sharing technologies provide an easy, convenient means of communication.
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In a classroom of networked computers, the built-in File Sharing technology of OS X provides the perfect means for passing out assignment templates, and for receiving completed assignment files from the students at the end of class. Watch the short video, linked below, as it describes how this process is accomplished.
As detailed in the Simple HTML Template Publishing workshop on this site, students can use the integrated services of OS X to easy create HTML-based web-content displayed in simple, but highly functional, HTML template designs. The resulting web-apps can be “broadcast” to students on the local network, from the teacher’s computer using Personal Web-Sharing. The published web-apps can be viewed on both OS X and iOS devices, or any computer running a modern web browser application.
As detailed in the One-Step Creation of Digital Books workshop on this site, students can use the integrated services of OS X to easy create digital publications in EPUB format. The resulting publications can be shared with students on the local network, from the teacher’s computer using Personal Web-Sharing (for iOS devices), and the Public Folder (for other computers).