Friday, May 29, 2009

Did Internet Kill the Radio Star?

They said television killed the radio. Now they are saying that the Internet has killed television. It is true that you can watch TV now on your computer, just look at hulu. It's great when your DVR cuts off the last two minutes of your favorite program. You can also listen to radio, not your traditional radio, but a new kind of radio. Pandora Internet Radio allows you to type in the name of your
favorite artist, song, or composer and Pandora will create an online
radio station featuring that particular music and others songs like it. Users can create 100 different unique online stations for their listening pleasure, but they do need to create an account first. Try it out and report back your thoughts, comments, and suggestions.

Monday, May 4, 2009

We Still Do Books

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart
© 2008
Frankie Landau-Banks attempts to take over a secret, all-male society at her exclusive prep school, and her antics with the group soon draw some unlikely attention and have unexpected consequences that could change her life forever.

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
© 2008
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

Friday, May 1, 2009

What's an Airliner?

We just received two SMART™ Airliners™ in our school! What’s this new technology all about? The Airliner wireless slate interacts with your SMART Board from 52 feet away. The tethered pen and wireless mouse allows teachers and students to control software applications, write notes, and highlight information in digital ink, then display it on the SMART Board. So why bother to use the Airliner? Teachers can teach from anywhere in the room. Never turn your back on the class again. Students Can interact with the SMART Board from their seats. This is ideal to embrace students in the learning process who are physically unable to reach the SMART Board.