Well, I've been a bit absent on here for the past week, and I'll admit I've been a bit preoccupied. Mostly, with this little guy:
He can't take all the blame, though. The former Social Studies teacher in me has been just a wee bit obsessed with the recent Alberta provincial election. Since this is a company blog, I'll keep my opinions to myself here, but if you follow me on Twitter, I've probably clogged your feed with sarcastic commentary on various issues.
On to bigger and better things. Awhile back, I blogged about Google SketchUp and it's value in the classroom. Given my lack of spatial ability, I find it fascinating when people can envision concepts in 3D format, and even more fascinating when they can build them from scratch.
Recently, Google SketchUp held a "model your town" competition calling for entries to do just that -- create 3D models of people's towns. If I were to enter such a contest, I'm sure my end result would look something akin to a 6 year old's rendition. Probably a few stick people, and every house would be the standard triangle roof with one chimney, two windows and a door. Luckily, there are people in this world far more talented than I.
Prepare to be amazed! Check out the Model Your Town finalists here, and place your votes on your favourite one until May 1st. Check back on May 15th for the winner (whom gets notoriety in Google Earth along with a $25,000 prize for the local school district).