Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Housekeeping! Dontcha just love it?

Hey, there.

Thanks again to Rhona and Kathy for organizing the Institute and for shepherding us so kindly and hospitably through our couple of days together. And thanks to Kathy Schrock for such wonderful new resources to investigate. I have my work cut out for me now, but what's new, eh?

This post is to address issues and questions we didn't achieve some kind of closure for during the workshop.

A participant asked me if our school published its curricula online. Yes, indeedie, we do. Lower School Academics :: University School of Nashville will get you to a webpage where you may check out detailed descriptions of every curriculum in our Lower School. These pages are revised every year and I'll be making another pass at them by the end of September, so check back around then for updates/revisions.

I can't believe that I never got to "Warriors of the Net, the fun and informational animation that entertainingly describes how data packets travel over the Internet. It's a VERY long download, but VERY worth the wait. Hint: Download it and burn it to CD. It's HUGE.

Windows Photo Story, the excellent free tool I mentioned for transforming digital pics into marvelous slideshows for friends, family, and students, is well worth the download. Read the system requirements carefully before you download it, then play with it to your hearts' content. It's wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

There are links on your workshop CD to Yahoo!Messenger, AIM, and MSMessenger. I'd add those to your punch-list of softwares to check out for videoconferencing. Some people like the additional features, but you know me: I like an application that does what I want it to do and doesn't try to foist endless options on me. That doesn't mean you won't like one of these tools, though!

I didn't really send you to my podcast! See Snacks4theBrain! for that! That page is chocked-full of podcast and podcasting related links which in sum provide a pretty good introduction to the media. You do not have to have a portable media player to begin enjoying these anytime-anywhere radio shows, and you can pretty much find one on any topic you want to hear about regularly. If you don't find what you're looking for, maybe you need to create one yourself!!!

Cheers, and more later (always and of course)


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