New Camera

I got a new camera this week.  I bought the Canon Rebel XTi.  It’s been on the market a couple of years, and its successor, the Rebel XSi recently appeared.  I didn’t want to spend all the money on the XSi, plus I need to learn how to use a DSLR.  If you’re looking for good photography tips I recommend going to Digital Photography School.  I really like this site.

Header Graphic

My header graphic above is a scene I took at Callaway Gardens.  What a beautiful place it is, especially in the spring!

Update

This is an update for the online meeting software.  I think Vyew is going to win it.  It has more tools and is much faster.  Some of us at work played around with it and found it much better to use than Webhuddle.  Webhuddle is still good, but doesn’t have as many things we need.  It’s also got more of a delay than Vyew.

Flip Video Camera

These are nice little cameras.  They’re not too expensive, and the quality is impressive for the price.  They are so simple to use.  We are going to get a couple of them for out department, and when I showed it to the school improvement director she said to order her some as well.  They just plugin to a USB port and no software to install.  Kinda neat if I must say so myself.

Flip Video Camera

eBooks

Need an eBook?  This site has free audio downloads of classic books.  You can even download the text of the book and store it on your iPod in notebook form so you can read the text as the audio is playing.

Online Meetings

I’ve been looking for some online meeting software, and I’ve discovered a couple that are worth a look.  Of course, I’m referring to the free kind.  So far I’ve found WebHuddle and Vyew.  They both look pretty promising, and I tried out WebHuddle today and it seemed to work ok.  See what you think about them.

Why do I need online meeting software?  Well, my day gets pretty hectic, and all the traveling around I have to do at times gets a little old–particularly with the price of gas as it is.  Oh, I can get reimbursed for mileage so that’s not a problem.  I guess one of the main reasons I need it is to just play around with it so other folks can see how it works, and they might like to use it some as well.

Any thoughts?

Classroom 2.0

OK. What’s Classroom 2.0 you ask? It’s a site where teachers can go and get ideas for incorporating Web 2.0 in their classrooms. That’s nice, but what is Web 2.0? Well, the best way I can describe Web 2.0 is it’s basically a way of life. Seriously though, web 2.0 contains much more web-based dynamic content than the boring old static pages of 1.0. Everywhere you can imagine there is a Web 2.0 site on the Internet. Usually the site is in beta and has some time before it’s a fully functioning web application as the developers intend. Want to know more? Just Google Web 2.0 and sit back and watch the show!