Edheads creates unique, free Web experiences designed to make hard-to-teach science, technology, engineering, and math concepts understandable. Harnessing the myriad possibilities of the Internet and connecting to nationally recognized educational standards, we deliver in-depth content that allows K-12 students and the curious of all ages to learn intuitively in an online environment.
We believe that the Internet is a powerful educational tool for helping students learn and teachers deliver difficult concepts in exciting and unique ways. We create innovative learning experiences that motivate students and promote exploration beyond the classroom, increasing life-long interest in science and science careers. We believe that students and teachers deserve the highest quality learning experiences, and Edheads continually strives to make this possible, providing excellence in online learning that is free to all users.
Connections to Standards
All the activities at the Edheads site will have connections to National and State standards in their teacher sections. Please look for these sections under each activity heading.
Gail Wheatley, Executive Director
Gail has a passion for fun and informal education and a great deal of experience in informal learning institutions and science education. She brainstorms ideas with Eric, establishes partnerships with scientists, surgeons and people and corporations that do interesting things. Gail writes the grants and the storyboards for the activities, manages the projects overall, crunches lots of numbers and does the long term planning for Edheads. She's always on the lookout for great new ideas and people who have them. She lives with two monster Westies (no, that is not an oxymoron) whose current science experiment is determining how many times they can dig up an apple tree before killing it.
Sarah Smail, Director of External Communications
Whether teaching her stuffed animals how to add at age five, combusting hydrogen balloons in the name of science education, or (slightly more sedately) teaching middle school science and math, Sarah has always been all about education, especially STEM. She is responsible for much of Edheads’ social media presence (and loves that she can call scrolling through Twitter “work”), applying for grants, and finding ways to make Edheads even better for teachers and students. In between all of that, she finds time to work as a personal butler for two demanding bunnies and one pint-sized mad scientist in training.
Eric Bort, Creative Director
Eric is responsible for the fun and interesting graphics and much of the humor of the site, as well as its functionality. He brainstorms with Gail, struggles with file size, accomplishes all the technical stuff, and fights regularly with his cat for space in his favorite chair. His background is in multimedia design, cat distraction, creative development, and interface design. He has extensive experience designing web sites, producing Flash animations, and preventing Gail from imploding. For more of Eric's work check out Clearly Trained.
Sarah, Eric and Gail delight in watching the kids in their test audiences use the site. They are and will remain eternally grateful to their teacher and school district partners and funding organizations for allowing them to have jobs that don't feel like work!
Board of Directors
Jason Elvers, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP, Columbus, Ohio
Jill Perkey, Teacher, Hilliard City Schools, Hilliard, Ohio
Angie Williams, Teacher, Chillicothe City Schools, Chillicothe, Ohio
Scott Schweitzer, Strategy Group for Media, Delaware, Ohio
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