iPhone Mobile Apps

App Review: March Madness (iOS)

I don’t normally follow the NCAA tournament outside of the championship game, but this app makes it hard not to. The NCAA has released their own official March Madness app for iOS and it is chock full of awesomeness. If you own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you could conceivably follow the entire tournament from your device. Even the casual college basketball fan will find this app useful.

The app is very informative, as one would expect from the NCAA. you get a full bracket of matchups, including seedings, game times, and TV channels for each game. When you first set up the app, in fact, you also choose who your cable provider is so you can see what channel number to turn to for each game. There is also the option for taking part in the Bracket Challenge, although that was closed before I could join. If you already signed up, you can log into your account and see how your bracket is doing.


More Proof My Wife Is Awesome

This was in my wife Rachel’s email inbox this morning:

Highland News Update: January 24, 2011

Gamin Cited in Textbook
Congratulations to Rachel Gamin, Director of Orchestras at Highland Schools, who had her thesis article cited in the textbook “Instrumental Music Education: Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony” by Evan Feldman and Ari Contzius. This new textbook has been adopted for use by several colleges as part of their music education curriculum (including Baldwin-Wallace and Case Western Reserve University). The title of her thesis was “Teacher Perceptions Regarding Attrition in Beginning Instrumental Music Classes During the First Year of Study” (published in “Contributions to Music Education”, 2005, Volume 32, #2, p. 43-64.)  It is referenced in the chapter about recruiting and retention. Kudos!

Go Rachel!!!