Grab is a great tool for Mac screen capturing

Despite the plethora of tutorials available, I still have the desire to tailor digital activities for my students.

For anyone using a Mac (my version of OSX is 10.5.8), there’s a simple tool in the utilities folder in Applications for taking screen shots.

The tool allows easy capturing of selections, windows, screens, and timed screens.  I use it so often that I dragged it to my dock for quick use.  One look at the Help topics in the Grab menu and you’ll be an expert.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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