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Lost Alaska Photos

Back in the early 2k's  I went on a trip with some friends to Alaska to do some skiing.  Waht an amazing trip.  Here are a few photos that I found. 



























Extron's new NBP 1200C Network Button Panel

Extron's new NBP 1200C Network Button Panel
Anyone who knows me, knows I'm I a big fan of Extron technology. I have two full-time staff members who oversee 90 academic spaces (classrooms, auditoriums, and conference rooms).  We are able to do this because of Extron's robust hardware and easy programming interface.
When we purchase technology to rehab a building, we always purchase two or three spare pieces of technology. This way if we should have an issue, we can swap out the tech and send back to Extron or repair. The great thing is, when the item is outside of the warranty period, it only costs around $250 to have them refurb the unit.  This is pennies on the dollar for what we paid for the technology.  This allows my institution to push technology infrastructure beyond the five-year mark. We just replace data projectors.

If you ever have any questions about Extron technology for the classroom, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I'm happy to share my 15 …

GREAT BIG STORY

GREAT BIG STORYgreatbigstory.com

Great Big Story’s mission statement reads as follows: “We believe there is magic in the world and it’s our mission in life to help you discover it. We search for stories showing a sense of optimism for the world…because goodness can grow through the smallest cracks in the sidewalk.”

How they help us discover the world’s magic is through video: short, professionally produced videos about people and phenomena all over the world, stories that will pique your curiosity and give you the sense of wonder about the world. Videos can be browsed by themes like Human Condition, Planet Earth, and Flavors (yep, all about food), or in curated playlists. There’s one on being a travel writer, one about a people in the great outdoors, and one on the accidental invention of the best snack food ever.

Video is becoming a well-respected form of “text” that can be consumed and analyzed as deeply as any print text, so collections like these should become a part of your scho…