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                                             Mr. Painchaud (PC)

                                                                                Science and Technology Teacher
                                                                                                           Baird Middle School
                                                                                                        Ludlow Public Schools

                                                                                                              1 Rooney Rd.
           Ludlow, MA  01056
                    Phone: 413-583-5685
                      Fax: 413-583-5636

Visit my blog by clicking on the link below


My name is Mr. James Painchaud, and my students usually call me Mr. PC.  This is my second year at Baird teaching Sci-Tech and I really enjoy teaching in Ludlow.  Prior to coming to Ludlow I taught computer science in Bellingham at the high school for three years, and spent three years before Bellingham teaching middle and high school students in Worcester.  Before becoming a teacher I worked as a software engineer for over 20 years, and have been fortunate enough to watch technology evolve over the past 30 years.  I hold a Bachelor's degree from Assumption College, and am currently working on my Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology. 

I have a daughter who is 13 and another daughter who is 11. Both of them attend middle school in Worcester.  They both have a cat named Patches and Shadow respectively. 

What I hope to get out of this class:

I am hoping to learn how to access and use the many tools available on the web especially those that will help me to become a more effective teacher. I would like to be able to take the skills I will develop during this class and continue to improve them as I continue to use what I learn for the rest of my teaching career.

Finally tried out Animoto and I'm glad I did! Check out these two Animotos.


Check out my reflection on the Podcast: Assessment in a Web 2.0 World


To Yam or not to Yam

Check out my post at http://mrpc-educator.blogspot.com/2011/03/to-yam-or-not-to-yam.html

Check out my reflection on the National Technology Plan.  Attached to the https://sites.google.com/site/mespasn/national-technolgoy-educational-plan page on the left.

Had a chance to email with Patrick Larkin today after he replied to my post. He recommended a great video on Sharing! Check it out on my blog page.  Was on #edchat tonight and had a chance to share the video with all of them.  Thanks Patrick!


Has anyone had a chance yet to install evernote and webclipper? What a great tool. Evernote lets you write your own notes as well as to take information right off of firefox when browsing the web. Notes can be easily organized and accessed from the Evernote application. It is really useful! Here are the links to evernote and the firefox add-on called webclipper. I'm still experimenting with the tool and thinking about subscribing to the PRO version.  I want to organize all my class room materials so that updates I make at school or at home will remain synchronized.  No more emailing updates to myself, or backing up on a flash drive!

Link to the webclipper Add-on for Firefox

Link to Evernote download page


Thanks Mary for introducing tweetdeck to us. Took me a little time to figure out how to best utilize but I am learning more about it everyday. Love that I can follow both individuals and hashtags with all being provided in individualized columns. Glad I found the Compose button so that I can tweet right from the deck!


Came across this web site while reviewing tweets on twitter. I signed up for a free membership. It allows you to share and follow stories posted by others, to follow those who stories you enjoy, great for researching specific topics, and more.  You might want to give it a try!

Here is some interesting and useful information I have found on twitter

Been reviewing some of the tweets of people I have been following and wanted to share some of the information I have found that you might find useful.

From Steve Hargodon

stevehargadon Steve Hargadon
Blog Post: Live Interview Early Wednesday, February 23rd - Steve Wheeler on "The Future of Web 2.0 Technologies ... http://bit.ly/dU9SW2

This interview sounds like it will be very interesting and relates well to our class. If you would like to hear some of the comments Steve made visit my blog at http://mrpc-educator.blogspot.com/

I saw the webinar and thought it was great! If you would like to see it just click on the following link; https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-02-23.0722.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350
From Will Richardson

willrich45 Will Richardson
RT @thecleversheep: @willrich45 Beginning today, 'Skype in the Classroom' is officially open to the public. education.skype.com #education 

If you go to education.skype.com and you have a skype account you will be able to join the education skype as well.


From Alan November

globalearner Alan November
Alan provides a link to a google doc containing many useful hashtags in education. 
There is so much information on twitter that I could see myself sitting here all day if I had the time.  Hope you find some of the above information useful.   Thanks,  Jim 

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Comments (6)

mary marotta - Feb 23, 2011 9:54 AM

Hi Jim -
Thanks for sharing this # list for twitter. I added your blog link to this page and posted comments on your blog.

Craig Sheil - Feb 27, 2011 1:00 PM

Jim...thank you for the Twitter hashtags. I will definitely reference these in the future! Much appreciated!

Tina Avery - Mar 4, 2011 2:31 PM

Thanks, Jim, for the information on Digg. I have heard it mentioned before but have never taken the time to look into it. Now I will, with your receommendation!

mary marotta - Mar 5, 2011 8:51 AM

Jim, thanks for the information on Evernote.

Amanda Benware - Mar 5, 2011 10:24 AM

Whoa! Lots of stuff with everynote! You did a great job, can't wait to see where else you take it!

Craig Sheil - Mar 7, 2011 4:34 PM

Jim...thanks for sharing your knowledge on evernote. I really did not know much about it. The webclipper is great. I did not know what you meant about webclipper before in your blog. Now it makes sense and I will be definitely using it!

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