This podcast features an interview with Oklahoma K-12 educator Lance Ford, who has recently custom modded his Honda Element with an in-car 7″ touch LCD screen, a Mac Mini computer, and an AT&T wireless network card to create his own mobile commander: A vehicle for mobile computing, desktop videoconferencing, and webcasting. In this interview (conducted from inside his Honda Element) Lance describes the functionality, hardware, software, and development process for his digitally pimped ride. Lance Ford is the director of technology for Howe Public Schools in southeastern Oklahoma, and won an Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning award at the USDLA 2008 National Conference held in St. Louis Missouri last week. Lance Ford is the Oklahoma Mac Jedi. I aspire to be his Padawan! 🙂

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Show Notes:

  1. Homepage of Lance Ford
  2. Howe Public Schools, Howe, Oklahoma
  3. Flickr Photo Set of Lance Ford (Mac Jedi) Mobile Commander
  4. The Honda Element
  5. Xenarc Technologies – MDT-X7000 – 7″ IN-DASH Touchscreen LCD VGA Monitor
  6. Mac Mini computer
  7. Sierra Wireless AirCard 881 USB Modem
  8. AT&T 3G Cellular Network Technology

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  • Okay I had to send Lance an email and tell him how much I like his Mobile Commander. It is pretty sweet! Also, I like the fact that he chose an Mac Mini, I am a Mac person myself, so I was suitably impressed. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Wes. Best wishes and I look forward to seeing you at NECC in San Antonio.

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