Friday, October 12, 2007

When is a Cell Phone not a Cell Phone?

Tonight, I prepared for my workshop on podcasting and vodcasting at Heckscher Park tomorrow. After signing up for Gabcast, a website that allows people to use their cell phones to record and then publish audio recordings, I gave it a spin. Here is my first episode. What is this good for? On the spot recordings is one use. Whether it be for school, or to capture those little moments in life that are precious, but forgotten easily, here is a tool that is always within reach.

Gabcast! Heckscher Park Exhibit #1

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Google Video

To prepare for Marratech this morning, my 2 year old and I practiced using the webcam on my computer. After we finished, I was able to upload the video to Google Video for storage and sharing. I was also able to embed the video in a website and/or blog. Here was my first attempt!

Monday, October 1, 2007


Before I left for class today, my four year old son sat on the floor and asked, "Mommy, why do you have to go to school? Your a teacher, not a student!" I don't know why I found it hard to answer him, but I stumbled on an explanation, using phrases like, "life long learner." He doesn't understand what that means. In his frame of reference, students are kids, like himself. Thanks to Bette, I now have a response.....

"The word student means learner."