Frozen iPod

I have 3 iPods.  Yes, three.  I have a mini, a 2nd generation nano (green), and a 5G 30GB video iPod.  I love all of them.  I have lots of videos on my video iPod.  I downloaded lots of tv shows last year just because I thought it was cool.  It was.  Really.

One day my video iPod wouldn’t boot up.  That was not a good feeling.  However, a quick Google search took me to a place on how to Restart a Frozen iPod.  Maybe it will help you as well.  Reading this little site did the trick for me.

Cool Tool

Back during Christmas I found a neat little website called Animoto.  It’s a page where you can take pictures and upload them.  Animoto will then use their special software to render a video for you.   You can create a video short of 30 seconds for free or you can choose to make a longer video if you subscribe for a year.  The subscription cost is $30.  I think this could be very useful in creating short videos for classroom review in various subjects.  Think of the stuff you could do with this on Ancient Egypt or World War II!  Hey, even the Greenhouse Effect could be rendered in a short video.  It could be a useful alternative to the Powerpoint slide show!