By Ben Johnson
HyperStudio kind of disappeared for a while, but I ran into program creator Roger Wagner at the world's largest educational-technology conference for teachers and technology coordinators, the National Educational Computing Conference. He told me good news: HyperStudio is back with a vengeance. It has all the old features and a bunch of new ones, such as podcasting and movie-making capabilities. It's completely modernized for today's techno-savvy students (and teachers). Needless to say, I was ecstatic that teachers once again had another option besides the sequential lecture crutch that is Microsoft PowerPoint and the mindless drill-and-kill of content-based learning.