Occasional Thoughts on Educational Technology and Life by Judy Brophy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Great Tool for Travel

Roomatlas http://www.roomatlas.com/

Combines Google Earth map with Expedia's hotels with prices right on the map stickers.

You can filter by date of availability. No signup or sign on required.
Reviewed at http://mashable.com/2009/11/24/roomatlas/

To video or not to video

OK, I'm a strong proponent of desktop video for showing processes, especially software related processes. However, when I click on a link for directions I am beginning to dread seeing

What happened to text? When all you really need to know is File/Import/Browse...
a video is a waste of time.
Use video only when the list of commands gets longer than you can remember (7 steps?)