Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Educational Mac Podcast #22-August 24, 2005

Show Notes for August 24, 2005 New Blog location Henrico Disaster–Which One! Cobb County Disaster–Is the witch hunt over? At least some school systems get it right! Vail Arizona Chatham County, NC iMovie vs. Windows Movie Maker Windows Version of iLife?
Blog and Podcast Pick of the Show
Why do we have to put up with this Windows crap?
Seeking out fellow Mac Using Educators who would like to participate in the podcast as a guest co-host.
See You in a Few!

Call for Co-hosts

I hope to have a new show out in the next 24 hours. In the meantime, I have been tossing around an idea in my head for the past couple of weeks and I think I am ready to share it with anybody interested. I would like to try having some co-hosts on the podcast. I am not sure if I am I looking for permanent co-hosts or temporary. I would like to try it out and see though. So if you would be interested in co-hosting an episode of The Educational Mac Podcast drop me a note at or See You in a Few!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Maybe this wasn't the best idea Henrico has had

What would you do for a $50 iBook? I would hope not bash people with chairs, trample a child's stroller, or apparantly completely obliterate a flip-flop. Come on people let's have a little civility!"

Too Many To Fix?

Steve writes about a challenge given to the staff at his new school to fix three of their own broken windows. It started me thinking about which of my broken windows I would and should choose to work on.

One of my initial thoughts was that I have too many broken windows to begin fixing any of them. Then I realized that was probably the first that I should work on. I have a tendency to get down on myself for not accomplishing all that I should in a given day. I need to continually remind myself that there is only so much time in a day and I need to plan accordingly.

This leads to window the second for me. That is to not let me stretch myself too thin. I find myself more and more taking on things I shouldn't. My plate is pretty full and adding things only complicates when I should really be simplifying. I need to learn to say no gracefully and tactfully.

My third broken window which these other two impact deals with my family. I spend more time at the keyboard when I am at home than I should. I need to work out a more efficient schedule so that when I am home with the family, I am with the family.

I know this would help my relationship with my more than patient wife.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

The Educational Mac Podcast #21-August 7, 2005

In this show-
Moving files to
New Mac Hardware-iBooks (boring), Mac Mini's (intriguing $699 model), Mighty Mouse (I think I want one bad!)
Apple in Education News Broward County (Good) Henrico County (Bad) Cobb County (Ugly)
Laptop installation at new school
Educational Blogs and Podcasts That I Follow Blogs-Teach 42, Exactly 2 Cents Worth, One Big Head
Podcasts-Teach 42, Connect Learning, Bit by Bit
General Podcast Opinions
iTunes Podcast Support 6 Weeks Later
Contact Information
See You in a Few!