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I played Webkinz all weekend with my nephew. It’s a cute stuffed toy with a code to enter a virtual environment with tons of interactive games. Many schools use Webkinz as an educational tool or as a reward for good behavior. Gantz, the makers of Webkinz list the reasons why virtual world is educational but they left out one component – you have to use a map tool to add rooms to your virtual house. If. like my nephew, you have almost every room configuration possible, you definitely need the map to find your way from your beach room to your space room without getting lost. You can see all the different types of Webkinz animals at Amazon.
Sometimes it is important to remember that we aren’t just geogeeks, we aren’t just tech geeks, darn it, we are geeks. On that note, I just wanted to point out that today, and every first Saturday in May, is Free Comic Book Day. On this day we head out to our local Comic Book store to get a free comic book (or if you have a cool dealer, more than one) and while there, we buy a couple of books like the Marvel Atlas or and IronMan book in honor of the movie release. There are several ways to find your local comic book dealer including:
Enjoy your free comics and have a great Saturday!