Archive for October, 2007

Daylight Savings Time? … psych!

USAToday reports that some folks were confused this past weekend because their old technology thought it was the end of daylight savings time. DST used to be the last weekend in October but Congress changed it to the first weekend in November. Sooooo, some older technology kicked into action and confused the heck out of some owners. My VCR did that to me but I caught it early Sunday evening when I started to record a program. That’s ok… my VCR was just doing its job, albeit early.


Blogs and Wikis at MAME 34!

Hi everyone – I’m teaching a blogs and wikis workshop at Traverse City East Junior High School for MAME members. I have 13 people in the workshop and so far so good! No problems with technology which is always a relief. We are working at blogs right now and will then move on to wikis. More later…

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools – ISTE Publication

A new publication is available from ISTE on “Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools.” The authors are Lynne Schrum and Gwen Solomon. The topic sounds like a good one. I will have to order it for our Information Center. The cost for ISTE members is $24.95 and for nonmembers $34.95.

Blogger & Podcaster Magazine

The new edition of Blogger & Podcaster Magazine is available for free online. It has some interesting topics including steps to a better blog and Harry Potter themed shows. If you haven’t looked at an issue of B & P you should give it a try. Besides the articles you will also read about hardware and software available to make your blogs and podcasts better.

Going to D.C.? Check out the new Spy Museum Game

The L.A. Times reports that the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. has opened a new interactive spy game for those 12 years old and up. Check out the article if you plan to be in that area.

Michael Scott – Savvy Boss!?

The Office is my favorite TV show. This week it was great and funny as usual. Technology was a huge focus of the hour-long episode – Blackberry, GPS devices, websites… The boss of the office, Michael Scott decided that good old-fashioned gift baskets with local Scranton products would be the key to winning back customers that Dunder-Mifflin had lost over the past year. Of course, disaster ensued throughout the show and the gift baskets were a bust. But the classic statement from Michael Scott was priceless, so wrong and stated with such sincerity: “I would love to see a website deliver baskets of food to people.”

Rare Children’s Books Added to LOC Collection

The Library of Congress has added 50 rare digitized children’s book to the collection according to ResourceShelf. Books include The Secret Garden, A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, The Square Book of Animals and Ballad of the Lost Hare.

My book is now available!

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