Wireless in Winnipeg

It’s Easter break for us this week and I’m currently sitting in the Winnipeg airport ready to board for my flight to Toronto. I’ll be doing a workshop later this week on the use of video and multimedia for a church there.

I always appreciate having free wireless in airports. It seems more and more airports offer this service. In fact, knowing that Winnipeg offered free wireless influenced my flight options. Flying out of Regina rarely offers a direct flight and that often means a pricier ticket. So I didn’t mind having a 2 hour lay over here in Winnipeg.

Now if I could have only avoided the 4:15am wakeup to get on the 6:00am flight… Dalton I owe you one for driving me.

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Open Space Consultant’s Conference

Yesterday, April 12th. Our school division hosted a conference for consultants and superintendents and frankly anyone interested in supporting teachers and classrooms based on the open space model.

Thanks to a podcast by Steve Dembo, I was inspired to try this out. Since our division and entire province for that matter has undergone a major restructuring and reorganization, there has been major unrest. So the opportunity to try something different seemed possible.

I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout. I was hoping to meet with a half dozen interested parties. As it turned out there were 35 people representing 8 different school divisions as well as representation from our provincial department of learning. There was a high level of energy and buzz regarding the invitation to meet and discuss issues that were important to each individual.

I created the entire conference and agenda in a wiki. From here, each organization had the opportunity to contribute over the past month in preparation for the day. By the way, wikispaces offers their service free for teachers which enables you to create totally private areas if you wish and ad free. This proved invalueable in developing the day.

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Feedburner feed going nuts

I was hoping the move to this new location to be a smooth one. Everything appeared to be going well but a couple of things have come up.

My feed won’t validate. I’m not bright enough to figure out how to fix this? Any feedgeeks willing to help?

feed validity

My subscribers went from 156 to 349 in one day. Now it would be nice to think that my brilliant posts could potentially increase readership by over 100% but I’m suspect. Not sure what’s happening but something seems fishy. Now it would be nice to think that my brilliant posts could potentially increase readership by over 100% but I’m suspect. Not sure what’s happening but something seems fishy.


So if anyone cares to comment or offer advice on this one, please do so.… Read the rest

Here’s one for Bill Gates

Bill Gates and Napolean Dynamite

The Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates discussion tends to lean heavily on the side of Jobs in terms of his presentation style, coolness and overall likability. I have no real thoughts on either but thought this video was one that tipped the scale back to Gates’ side. It’s a video shown to Microsoft employees that looks like someone grabbed their camcorder to pirate. If you like Napolean Dynamite, you’ll love this.… Read the rest

Video sharing reviews

This post was last updated on April 11th, 2006 at 02:09 pm

With the number of new photo and video sharing services that pop up daily, I appreciate someone that looks at them and offers a snapshot of the pros and cons of each. Here’s a great review of the top video sharing sites. I’ve tried a few of these services and certainly like youtube for its sharing and embedding into webpages.
Recently a number of these services are offering editing online as well. For quick and dirty edits, this offers a great solution.… Read the rest