Things I learned about the mac Book: Spotlight is an easy way to find anything on the computer. Web cam allows use with Skype. Photo booth will be a good way to test performance. Garage band will allow student to compose and experiment with music.
One way we will use the Mac book is to set it up in a practice room. Student will enter one at a time and start the video in Photo booth and record their performance. We can then evaluate their performance at a later time.