Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Adobe Summer Camp 2007

I am here in San Francisco for the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute 2007 (affectionately called "Summer Camp".) We spent the day yesterday listening, learning, and contributing as a large group, and today and tomorrow will be attending hands-on training sessions for software to help us support our teachers and students.

The Adobe Education team consists of a passionate group of people, and the collaboration and collegiality among the amazing Adobe Education Leaders attending is wonderful! I am learning so much from others who live in the United States and all over the world.

There is little down time, but I did get a chance to swing by Mel's Drive-in for a picture last night! (Of course, as the creator of the American Graffiti Home Page I really had no choice!)

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Wikis in plain English

Thanks to Scott Merrick for the tip to this awesome video entitled "Wikis in Plain English".

Enjoy this easy-to-understand and humorous description of a wiki!


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Saturday, July 14, 2007

New cool technologies...

Okay, so I played with the iPhone today for the first time. Nice machine and very easy to use, but I decided last week not to jump ship from Verizon. I need a smartphone to do many things and enjoy the ability to customize. I have had a Motorola Q for the past year, and tolerated it, but I sold it on eBay and went back to a true Windows Mobile smartphone, the Treo 700wx. I am a happy camper again!

I also picked up the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 this week. It is a sweet little Bluetooth mouse that has function keys on the bottom to control a PowerPoint presentation as well as including a laser pointer and volume controls. It comes with a Bluetooth USB dongle, but worked fine with the Bluetooth built into the MacbookPro on both the Windows XP and Mas OSX sides of the machine. Great new toy and one of the most innovative packaging systems I have ever seen!

I am so glad to have time to "play" in the summer months!

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lighthouse Learning Island update

The island is up and getting ready to go in Second Life! It is now open to the public, although there is not a lot to see after 48 hours!

Rather than clog up this blog with Lighthouse Learning Island information and notes about the process, I have created another blog just for that purpose!


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The SLURL of the island in Second Life is:

Here is quick picture of the island thus far:

Lighthouse Learning Island

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