Daily Archives: May 29, 2007

A STAR studded EdTechConnect

Last week, we hosted our final EdTechConnect of the 06-07 school year.  We had four fantastic presenters who shared four incredibly diverse projects.  Thankfully, all four of them have agreed to share their presentations.  If you couldn’t attend, you should definitely scroll through them. You can always email the presenters if you’d like more information

Power in Numbers

Using graphs to find a downed power generator.  Triangulating where a fallen teammate lies.  Calculating angles and trajectories needed to bombard the enemy base. Is this what you do in math class right now?  I don’t see too many hands in the air.  But I bet your students are probably drooling.  This is the approach

Do you Woot?

This site has nothing to do with education.  Instead, it’s all about saving money and getting techie geeky things for really cheap prices.  In other words, if you enjoy reading this blog, then you just may become hooked on Woot! Woot is a website that has a different deal every day.  One day it might

Wireless VideoCam: Birds Eye View

I blame Joe Brennan.  He emailed me about a $6 wireless mike from Geeks.com –no endorsement implied– but I sprang for the $32 wireless video camera just to check it out. How good (or bad) could a $32 wireless video camera be?  I ordered it, it came.  Birds had built a nest in the eaves

Memory Days

     A few years ago we in the A.V. department of my former school were surprised to find history students coming in to edit video interviews of WWII vets, WAC’s, and “Rosie the riveters.” It was a great learning experience for the students, but I wish we had been forewarned. Most of the half

Counting Categories

Over the past few weeks we have received lots of "How Do I…?" e-mails and phone calls.  The response has always been to provide the answer and direct them to the appropriate blog posting for future reference. Now it used to be that if you were searching for a particular solution, say getting closed-captioning to