Friday, November 30, 2007

Digital Camera Reviews

There have been quite a few people who have asked me my opinion on the purchase of a new digital camera in the last few months. I am definitely not an expert in cameras! I am sure there are lots of others out there with some photography experience.

To that end, I do read a Photoshop Elements List and recently there was a discussion on what digital SLR to buy. In reading the discussion, they suggested going to http://www.dpreview.com/ as a wonderful site that reviews cameras, has great customer reviews, digital galleries, etc. The nicest feature of the site is the side by side comparison of the cameras. Very nice.

I have been very happy with our Canon Digital Rebel XT. It is aging and there is a new model, the XTi but still a VERY nice entry level SLR. The other competitors at this price point are the Nikon D40X which I have heard nothing but good about and the other new one I am interested in is the Olympus E-510. I still have a D series Olympus at home from about 6 years ago that I just love. Takes GREAT pictures!

Tell me what you think!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

What we do...

Have you ever wondered why we do what we do in NIS at ESU 10?

Technology is so important in the lives of students and, at least in my mind, it is our job to give educators the tools to teach effectively in the 21st century. As I was going through this information below, it became apparent that it really defines what we do for the educators we serve. I challenge you to go through the 1) video, 2) "Scathing" review, and 3) the rebuttal to see how you feel it affects what we do.

1) Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
2) Review: http://urltea.com/28bo?review
3) Rebuttal: http://urltea.com/28bq?rebuttal

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