I have a couple of announcements on my dad blog today. First, I’m giving away the new Sing 4: The Hits Edition video game for the Wii (review). For a limited time, the karaoke game includes a microphone. Nice! The Sing 4: The Hits Edition Wii game is an excellent gift for someone who loves to sing.
I entered Scientific Explorer’s Virtual Science Fair, and won a $50 gift card and free Scientific Explorer kits. You can win too because very few people enter (that’s the secret — just enter). I think few people enter because you have to submit a video to enter, which is a little more work than completing a short entry form. But as you can see in my video entry below, the video doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Dads and moms just need to enter and the odds will be in their favor to win (they select a new winner every month). BTW, if you’re looking for science project ideas, take a look at these helpful books:
- Mythbusters Science Fair Book
- Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun
- Janice VanCleave’s Great Science Project Ideas from Real Kids
(YouTube link: Virtual Science Fair Entry)
The people over at Motionbox recently emailed me about their video sharing service. According to Motionbox, one of their big things is letting dads and moms share videos privately in HD quality with friends and family. Their service is for parents who do not want the whole world to see videos of their kids. Am I missing something here? Can’t dads already set their videos to private in YouTube? So, what’s the big deal? I was curious so I took a look at their site and I didn’t even charge them my usual $10 million consulting fee.
Here is the I am Woman video I uploaded to Motionbox. I originally uploaded this video to YouTube a couple years ago. The source file is in 320×240 format so the quality isn’t great on YouTube or Motionbox, but that’s not their fault. [Note: the embedded video below is limited to 100 views a month. If you can’t see it, click on this video link to view the I am Woman video on the Motionbox site.]