I’m finally putting my report cards aside. I’m going to spend some time not thinking about educational technology for as long as possible. I’m headed to Spain and Morocco to do some backpacking. I can’t totally put aside the technology though as I pack my digital camera, memory cards, travel adapters, chargers, CD-R’s, USB card reader etc. During last year’s India trip I took similar equipment. This time I’m not taking a laptop though as I am only carrying one backpack. No room for extras. Just enough clothes to make it and a guidebook to pick my next destination.
I picked up a new digital SLR camera, the Canon Digital Rebel XTI. I am a bit of a photo snob, and I love my digital point and shoot (Panasonic Lumix). But this camera takes photos to a whole new level. I am amazed at my initial shots. I sprung for a decent prime lens which is giving me some great results.
I will be abroad for new years, but hope to try and tune in to some of the Worldbridges New Years Webcastathon. Some great voices will be broadcasting around the clock, so tune in when you can. If I have access to Skype I might try and jump in from a Spanish Internet cafe.
Happy holidays and happy new year everyone. See you in 2007.