Monday, December 22, 2008

Two new products I am dying to see at FETC in Orlando next month.

Bummer... on my way out the door Chuck let me know that I will have to "figure out how to work FETC into" my January plans. Given that I have been begging to go to FETC for years, I will "make do".

Here are two products I am dying to get my hands on next month:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


A nice bit of news from an otherwise dreary economic week:

As Americans grapple with the economic downtown that has pinched their disposable income, more people than ever are turning to libraries for a both enrichment and enjoyment, reports the Connecticut Post. In recent years, libraries across the region have evolved into bustling meeting places where the public has easy--and often, free--access to electronic technology useful for both learning and entertainment. Maura Ritz, director of the Fairfield, Conn., Public Library, reported that circulation of all items borrowed from that town's busy libraries is up about 16 percent over last year. Ritz is certain the nation's sagging economy is the primary reason for the surge in library patronage. "We're a lot busier," she said. "The library is a huge bargain.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sharon Campbell and the Promethean Board

Ms. Campbell has been receiving a lot of press lately, mainly due to her unique classroom and teaching style.  Here is a short video highlighting her use of the Promethean ACTIVboard.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Touchy Touchy

Buttons? who needs em...

If you thought a touch user interface would just be a fad you are sadly mistaken.  Check out this article from the New York Times.  

As expected the hype around a touch interface is far stronger than the actual implications.  This still seems to be the next logical step in communication devices, especially when we perfect the technology.  So what are we seeing now?  A genuine change in user interface for a bunch of Iphone copycats trying to keep up with Apple?

Only time will tell.