Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Monday, August 10, 2009

Everybody Loves The Sunshine (State)

I just spent an awesome week in Florida, visiting colleges and universities with eleven high school students from the Delaware Futures College Prep and Academic Enrichment program. While in Florida we visited the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, University of Tampa, University of South Florida and Bethune-Cookman University.

The students were outstanding. They were focused, inquisitive and get this, they all used their electronic devices (cell phones, and digital cameras) to document and archive their five days in the Sunshine State.

As we made our way around the state, I too got a chance to snap dozens of pictures of the students, the campuses and the many attractions that make Florida such a favorite destination spot for visitors world-wide.

During our stay, I got a chance to experiment with Loopt, a really cool application that turns your cell phone into a social compass. Loopt allowed me to update my physical location (through my cell phone) and to post that map information to Twitter and to FaceBook. It also allowed me to create an RSS journal feed of all of my notes, photos and updates, wherever I was in the state.

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8/12/09

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2 Comments:

  • At August 18, 2009 12:39 PM, Blogger Mick said…

    That is a great application for your cell phone. Another great tool for teachers to use is Applebatch. Applebatch can be found at http://applebatch.com and it is a free teacher network site. When you sign up for the site you are allowed to connect with other teachers and share resources and build up your teacher community.

     
  • At August 27, 2009 12:49 PM, Blogger sharper said…

    Great job broham... sound track right on point.

     

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