Changing Education Paradigms

Here is a very provocative and interesting video on changing education paradigms. I am particularly impressed with the white board prowess of the creator. Take some time and check it out, it worth a look. Special thanks to Cory Cullen, Hempfield teacher, for the heads up on this one!


This aint your grandma's Google

I used to think Google was pretty amazing... Well, move over Google, you met your match. Take a few seconds and check out WolframAlpha... its a powerful new COMPUTATION engine that's perfect for teachers and students alike. Be careful, it might blow your socks off.



You gotta take a few minutes out of your day to check out this I.T. blog. It blew me away. I would be dropping the ball if I didn't share it with you. Take a look, its called Teach Paperless. A must see.
Teach Paperless Blog


VoiceThread - Just Brilliant

Want to really be blown away by a new 2.0 tool? I mean a tool that can turn your classroom upside down and inside out? Well this is it - Voicethread. Voicethread is the newest and coolest digital storytelling 2.0 tool. Take a few moments and check out the intro-you will be creating your first voicethread before the intro is even finished. What makes voicethread so amazing is that they have designed it with educators and students in mind. Within the program is a special version called is a secure collaborative network designed for the academic evnvironment. Just go to the main page and click on the classroom link or click here.

Check out the Voicethread example created by Joanne Hervol, Hempfield Area High School Department Chair.


Must See I.T. Sites for 2010

If you want your socks blown off... check out these must see sites for the new school year. If you cant find something here to get kids excited, you just aren't trying...

Exploritorium is a wonderful museum of the sciences, arts, and the human perception

EduDemic is a great place to see the connection between social media and education.