Videos from the Medieval Festival in Norman

This is absolutely too cute not to share. I think we can title this “Camel Ride Promo Spot.”

Yes, the annual Medieval Festival in Norman, Oklahoma, IS a good time for all. Except, of course, if you’re a teenager who gets into a child’s swing and gets so stuck the Norman Fire Department has to come cut your swing down so you can get out of it!

We did some in-the-field documentation of Rachel and Sarah’s perceptions of our evening in Norman using AudioBoo on my iPhone. These were the first AudioBoos we’ve recorded and uploaded over the EDGE network connection, rather than WiFi. It took a lot longer for the upload, but they DID work! Here are more of Rachel’s thoughts about her camel ride:

Listen!

Here is Sarah’s recap of the evening’s highlights:

Listen!

Sarah did pretty well learning from the “sphere play” instructor!

This was, by far, my favorite photo of the day!

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We’re heading back tomorrow for more fun and food! 🙂

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Videos of the Rangitata Valley and Mt Sunday

Yesterday I visited Mt Sunday in New Zealand, which was the set for Edoras in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.” This is one video in a series I took yesterday and uploaded to Flickr.

Read more about this on my main blog post “Erewhon, Mt Sunday (Edoras) and the Rangitata Valley.” More photos are available on my Flickr set “Edoras and Erewhon.” I have ten more videos from yesterday to still upload and will add them to my New Zealand video Flickr set soon. In all I had over 400 MB of videos to upload last night (which I left going as I slept) and I think that really taxed Shirley’s ADSL connection! 🙂

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NZ Travel Update: LAX

I recorded another short archived webcast via Qik this evening in the LAX airport enroute to the 2009 Learning at School conference in Rotorua, New Zealand. I posted my first “in airport” video update over on my main blog, but since updates like this one may bore readers to that blog looking for educational technology related posts I thought I’d post here on Learning Signs instead.

Our flight for Auckland boards in just a few minutes. In another 10 or so hours, I should be in New Zealand!

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Podcast04: Highlights of our family vacation to Jemez Springs, New Mexico

This podcast by dad, brother, sister, little sister and mom includes reflections on the highlights of our family vacation to Jemez Springs, New Mexico. We also discuss geocaching. It was recorded on Friday, June 6, 2008.

Show Notes:

  1. Our vacation photos on Flickr
  2. Jemez Springs, New Mexico
  3. Jemez Springs Bathhouse
  4. Laughing Lizard Inn & Cafe
  5. San Antonio Campground, Santa Fe National Forest – USDA Forest Service

Washington and Wilyumsbirg websites

These are some of my favorite websites. You can learn about Wilyumsbirg in them. my grandaddy sent me the sites.

Smithsonian Education Main:
http://smithsonianeducation.org/

Smithsonian for Kids
http://smithsonianeducation.org/students/

Smithsonian for Educators
http://smithsonianeducation.org/educators/

Smithsonian for Families
http://smithsonianeducation.org/families/

Smithsonian for Students
http://smithsonianeducation.org/students/

Jamestown Adventure
http://www.jamestown2007.org/kids-jamestown-adventure.cfm

Jamestown: First English Colony in America
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/jamestown.htm

Colonial Williamsburg Information
http://www.williamsburgkids.com/places/

Colonial Williamsburg for Kids
http://www.history.org/kids

Fun travels

I have gone almost every were in the United States. I am so excited about going to D. C. next month.I am also going to Williamsburg. I am not going with my family. I am going with my Grandmother and Grandaddy. My American Girl doll Elizabeth is from Williamsburg. Elizabeth is my middle name. If you would like to find more info. about Elizabeth you can come to this link.   

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