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Monday, July 7th, 2008

Summer time isn’t allowing me to do very many posts, but I couldn’t let this one go by.  Adobe has released their competitor to Google Docs.  https://www.acrobat.com/#/brio/BrioBegin/   I have not even had a chance to try it out.  I will, but it will be a while yet. 

I am slammed with projects this summer and I hope to take a two day vacation.  I’ll get back to my weekly posts when school starts back up.  Until then please browse the older posts if you are new to my blog.  I have lots of great tools and resources that can help you kick off your 08-09 school year!

Free WiFi at a Place Near You!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

As you are getting ready for taking those summer trips you may be like me asking, “Can I check my email, twitter, blog posts, etc.?”  Some of you may even plan your entire vacation around checking your email.  (You may need to get some professional help for that!  😉 )  I’ve gathered a couple of resources for you to take a look at.  You can find locations in your areas with a broadband WiFi connection.  You can look up zip codes or click the maps to find a spot near you. 

Do you travel in an RV or with a camper trailer?  Search for RV parks with free WiFi using http://www.wififreespot.com/ .

What to know what’s in your local area.  Click the maps at http://www.jiwire.com/search-hotspot-locations.htm  to get a visual on where the WiFi Hotspots are at.  It takes a few seconds for the map to refresh with WiFi Locations so be patient.  I found out that my local McDonald’s has Free WiFi.  Now I know where to go when I need a connection. 

Another good resource is http://www.wifi411.com/ .

Enjoy your summer trips and post those pictures on your Flickr to share!

If you must have this meet some kind of educational purposes here you go:  You should use your free WiFi  HotSpot to blog, Flickr, or post your pictures on Google Earth for kicking off the new year with your students.  (Don’t forget to Tag)  You know, we all start the year by talking about what we did over the summer.  It’s a good ice breaker.  There’s your educational purpose! 😉