The “Planet Smethport” Project

Jim Herzog, Ross Porter and students from Smethport High School discuss the development of Planet Smethport, a unique history-geography web site that is over 10 years old and operated as a school project under the leadership of Ross Porter.

The video was created by Smethport teacher Shane Locke for George Romanowski, Superintendent of Schools for the Smethport Area School District, who included it as part of his presentation to the “Community Connections” session at the Florida Education Technology Conference held in Orlando on January 12 – 15, 2010.

The conference, attended by 7,000 teachers and administrators, is one of the largest in the United States devoted to educational technology.