It is fall again, the traditional time for students to pick up their books and head back to school. When I was a student books were in paper format, with covers and bindings, and margins you could write in. Today it is not unusual for books to be on CD, and computers are needed to read and study them. It makes for easy storage, but writing on the margins can be a real chore. Entertainment for students has changed as well. I can remember sneaking in a transistor radio so I could listen to the World Series (that was when the games were broadcast during the day). Today, students have other entertainment options that are available to them, most of which are used to help study, or pass the time while studying. One of the most popular items is the iPod by Apple Computers. Many colleges are providing them to students for use in their classes. Podcasting has become a very popular way to disseminate lectures and other information. Today’s Family First Site features a guide to iPods, and how they can be used in an educational environment.
Here it is the middle of summer, and the sound of baseball in the air. Not just the major leagues, but the neighborhood games, teams that are composed of your kids, their friends, the kids down the street. Both boys and girls are involved, and a fun time is had by all. Yesterday, we covered as site that talked about the magic of baseball. Today we look at a site about the organization that puts those dreams into reality. It is called Little League Online, and today’s Family First Site looks at their home page.
Portable music has changed a lot since I was a youngster. I remember getting an AM transistor radio and listening to the World Series at school (that was when they played day games). Cassette tapes made it easy to take whole albums outside and listen to, and CDs, well, that has opened up a whole new world of portable tunes. Now solid state MP3 players are changing how we carry our tunes (and other information) around. My personal choice for an MP3 player is the Apple iPod. I searched many players and many types, but this is the one that I kept coming back to. What I found comforting in the iPod world, was the amount of user-to-user interaction on many websites. Today we look at one that I really feel is one of the best.
Well, the pain is over, and I can finally talk about it. Having been a New York Yankee fan for over 40 years, the AL Championship series was horrible to watch (at least after Game 3, anyway). But the final two teams in professional baseball are going at it in a best-of-seven game series, and may the best team win. Today’s Family First site we visit the official site of the 2004 World Series of Baseball.
Here it is, almost time for school, the summer is just about over, but there is still the sound of baseball in the air. Not just the major leagues, but the neighborhood games, teams that are composed of your kids, their friends, the kids down the street. It is called Little League, and today’s FamSite … Read more…