It turns out it is really easy to embed certain kinds of things in WordPress. Video sites like YouTube and Vimeo work great. Just cut and paste the URL into the Visual editor, make sure it isn’t a link, then publish! Unfortunately Google Docs embedding doesn’t work at this time, but documents can be uploaded and embedded using Scribd:
And here is an example of Vimeo embedding:
It is my intention to totally mess this blog up playing with THEMES!
I’ve been hoping we will add USB charging stations to public areas in our new classroom building. This sort of thing is becoming more common. For example, check out this nifty new bike with USB charger built in!
Another angle in the tablet/e-reader war – running the Nook app on a Kindle Fire:
We’re offering a noontime workshop on Thursday for IWU Faculty and Staff on feed readers. I’m not sure our students are on the same planet as me on this topic, but I still find feeds to be indispensable. Even after some big interface changes I still prefer to use Google Reader to keep up on all my favorite news sources but have also been looking at some other more visual solutions. Yahoo released one for the iPad last week called Livestand which is the latest challenger to Flipboard, the presumptive leader in this segment of the app market. Come on over to the Davidson Room and we’ll give these apps a look!
Check it out: Part One of a fascinating article about Microsoft’s decision to squash an innovative product (that might have given the iPad a real competitor) in favor of protecting their core OS business.