This morning I checked out my google reader for all new posts to the blogs I follow and found an interesting article on the blog, Free Technology for Teachers. Here's a direct quote about a new type of technology from Mr. Byrne , the author of that blog.
"Siftables are little computer blocks or digital blocks that contain motion sensors, neighbor detection sensors, digital displays, and wireless communications. From the video it appears that these blocks are roughly one inch cubed. The blocks can be manipulated to create words, equations, pictures, and designs. One of the more outstanding features of Siftables is that you can align blocks to form an equation and if you remove one block and slide another in its place, all of the other blocks change to keep the equation true."
Click on the link below or the title and watch the 7 minute video to see this new type of computer. It really is fascinating!!