Friday, December 14, 2007

$100 interactive whiteboard via Wii Remote!

My kids might just find one of their Wii remotes missing if I could get this to work. Wow!

Monday, December 10, 2007

My First Utterz

Susan's post at Beyond Podcasting about the web 2.0 application Utterz got me curious enough to try it out. She was right, it is very easy to use. In less than ten minutes, what I had called in appeared in this post. I then went back in and edited it afterwards. Although, you can text in a message that will post with the audio component, including tags. I've yet to master that myself, but I'll give it another try later. But how cool is this to be able to "speak" your thoughts and have them post to your blog, wiki, Tiwtter, etc?

The interface is very easy to follow. Call in and the voice prompts walk you through the steps. Not the usual headaches I get when trying to navigate any other calling system. Give it a try! Susan may just be right on target with her thoughts about students using this as a tool for posting. She's a French teacher and as a former French teacher myself, I think this would be an incredible tool to use in a Foreign Language classroom.

Oh, and love the "cow" theme they have going there. Utterz = udders...get it?

Mobile post sent by cobannon using Utterz Replies.  mp3

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Neglecting the 'Write' part of the Read/Write web?

The more I use Twitter, the more I enjoy what I find, although some of what I stumble across is just mindless fun, or so I thought. I hopped onto Darren Draper's blog Drape's Takes where he used a graphic similar to the one below to vow how he'll be more vigilant about commenting more on others' blog posts and posting less frequently himself.

After thinking about it, I need to take his advice and make that same pledge myself. I don't post daily. In fact, no where near that. However, I find that as I'm reading blogs, I get lost in them to the point that I lose complete track of time and don't comment. It's not that I don't want to, but I've been more of a lurker than a commenter, and I need to improve in that regard.

Image source: The Bart Simpson Chalkboard generator

They're at it again! Blogs in Plain English

Another great video from Common Craft