Dominate your classroom set of iPads

Check out this video about SyncPad, described as "a collaborative online whiteboard with web, iPhone and iPad applications that allow people to collaborate on sketches, wireframes or PDFs in real-time." I have to admit, it's pretty impressive to see that many iPads in total sync with each other.  But what would you use this for in [...]

By | April 21st, 2011|Apps|60 Comments

Borrow Kindle Books from the Library? Yes, Please.

"Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps."#gamechanger

By | April 20th, 2011|Musings|9 Comments

Your phone is listening to you.

Creepy or cool? A new class of smartphone app has emerged that uses the microphone built into your phone as a covert listening device -- a "bug," in common parlance. But according to app makers, it's not a bug. It's a feature! The apps use ambient sounds to figure out what you're paying [...]

By | April 20th, 2011|Apps, mobile, Musings, Tech|6 Comments

EdCampChicago is coming!

I've wanted to host an unconfernece for quite a while, but the stars never quite aligned.  Well, this spring they seem to have done just that!  On May 21st, I'm pleased to share that the greater Chicagoland area will be hosting its first EdCamp. What's EdCamp?  EdCamp is based on Bar Camp, which in turn [...]

By | April 18th, 2011|Conferences|6 Comments

Farewell Flip

Via TUAW.com: Cisco has announced that it’s shutting down the Flip video camera line, purchased a few years ago from Pure Digital for a whopping $590 million, for good…. The reasons for the shutdown likely have more to do with Cisco’s position rather than any competition with video hardware itself — the IT giant [...]

By | April 15th, 2011|Hardware|2 Comments

ePub Bud

One of my favorite things to show people on the iPad is that you can create your own multimedia books on the computer and bring over into the iBooks app.  When I did it, I used Pages but didn't have a good solution for the PC.  Just learned today about ePub Bud, which is a [...]

By | April 9th, 2011|Musings|3 Comments

Storytelling for the YouTube Generation D219

Presenting today at the D219 Tech Conference, and as I was getting my link ready to provide to people I realized that new blog theme = new opportunity to do things differently.  Starting today, I'm going to be adding all conference 'handouts' to the navigation bar above!  Revolutionary?  Maybe not.  But exciting to me :)

By | April 9th, 2011|Musings|1 Comment