Below are some great resources re: creating your own e-books / streams of content — with thanks to Mr. Michael Haan, Technology Integration Specialist/Purchasing at Calvin College, for these resources

From DSC:

You might also want to check out for the relevant training materials.

Let’s create our own streams of content — always up-to-date — plus we could help our students save big $$!  And, as Michael pointed out, such tools could also be used internally for training-related and communications-related purposes.

Thanks Michael!!!

What's the best way to deal with ever-changing streams of content? When information has shrinking half-lives?



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(Ok, a little early, but now that Michigan has experienced some warmer weather, I’m game!)

A list of all the best iPad apps teachers need ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning /


We have been doing a lot of  reviews of educational  mobile apps. We particularly focused on the ones that work on iPad and we tried to cover almost all the fields from digital story telling to apps to teach creativity. Our purpose is to provide teachers with a repository of apps to choose from  when trying them with their students in the classroom. Check out the categories below and click on any title to access the correspondent apps it contains. Enjoy!

10 great apps for a teacher’s new iPad — from by Richard Byrne

iPad resources, sources & tools — from by Tom Vander Ark

The iPad: A useful resource to help students with learning disabilities — from


Story Builder
Math Bingo
Super Duper: What Are They Thinking
Conversation Builder

To better understand how the iPad can positively impact a child’s learning experience, here is a video of a nine year-old boy named Leo who is using an iPad app called First Words. Leo has autism but he is doing exceptionally well with spelling and pairing pictures with words.

Further references mentioned:


Also see:


How to make RSA Animate style videos with your class… — from




Some other resources mentioned in that posting include:




Gorgeous wildlife paired with a stunning full moon — from — photography by Steve Adams; posted by Katie Hosmer


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First of all, here are some announcements re: the paradigm-shifting Lytro camera:

The Lytro camera



Lytro Gives a Sneak Peek of Perspective Shift and Living Filters lytroupdate



Secondly, here is my key question/reflection:


I wonder if this same type of thing could be done with digital video? What if you could take a video of a symphonic band and could zoom in on whichever section (strings, brass, percussion, etc.) that you wanted to? Or zoom in on strings on the first play through, percussion on the second play through, etc.


Yosemite Range of Light -- by Shawn Reeder

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Magical worlds exist just above the clouds — from by Katie Hosmer

Magical worlds exist just above the clouds

Edgar Moskopp

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Gorgeous long-exposure photographs of golden waves — from by Katie Hosmer




Addendum on 10/23/12:



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The Lytro camera is going global; expanding in the U.S. as well

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Lytro finally rolls out Windows desktop software, celebrates with free shipping — from by Brian Heater




Lytro lets you take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.

Capture everything – instantly. Capture living pictures with the press of a single button. By instantly capturing complete light field data, the Lytro camera gives you capabilities you’ve never had in a regular camera.

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