Thursday, June 11, 2009

Will Richardson Talks about Wikipedia

Wikipedia is an incredible resource. Will Richardson provides his analysis of its role in the classroom.

The impact of web technology on student learning

Emily, a senior at Fredericksburg Academy, talks about the impact of Web 2.0 on her education. An inspiring story.

DVD opening sequence

This is a draft of the opening sequence of the upcoming DVD.

Using Wikis in the Classroom

I have posted a very interesting clip on Wikis in the classroom. Comments are welcome. There is still time to make corrections and updates.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Voicethread use in schools

Here is a cool clip on a students using Voicethread in school.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cell mitosis

You can see the student who talks about creating a cell mitosis video on YouTube now at:

Video Editing

In the chapter on Podcasting, I have a great example of a student talking about his group's video on cell mitosis.  It is a great video that they obviously had fun producing.  You can see it at

I asked him if it improved retention to learn this way and he said it was way more fun and when he needed to study for the test he could just watch the video instead of reading notes.  I was confident after seeing all the work that was put in to the research for this project that the material would be retained.