Hi! I'm Julia and I live in Sacramento, California. I've been an elementary teacher for 16 years and am taking a break from teaching to work on my MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on educational technology. I recently moved back to the city after living 8 years in a rural community. I had no idea how far behind we were in our school until I started a technology course this past fall. I'm excited to be on board again and learning about new ways to integrate technology into the classroom.
I believe we have a couple of other folks here who are working full time on their degrees. Please feel free to join in the many discussions going on right now, start your own discussions, read, or just browse the past discussions. I'm sure you'll find the wealth of experiences and knowledge here pretty amazing.
Good luck with your studies. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
Glad to hear you like Classroom 2.0. It sounds like you've already discovered the great discussions that are on-going and have taken place. Please feel free to contribute to them or start your own. I think these last two pages of new members alone shows the great wealth of knowledge we have here collaborating to better learn, leverage, and maximize web 2.0 tools.
I'm here should you have any questions you need answered.
David Kapuler, from IL and am the tech facilitator at an El Ed school. I consider myself to be a "jack of all trades" focusing mainly on multi-media stuff (TV studio/live announcements), networking, web page development, user management, application support, etc. I just updated my machine to Leopard and am excited about what OSX 10.5 server offers for education.
I am working to help pull my school up by its tech boot straps and into the 21st century. I am the school librarian (k-8) and collaborate with other teachers informally to spread the word and the courage to try web 2.0 tools. It is a difficult battle with resistance. I would love to stay in contact with you for guidance along the way. - Leslie
The wiki server that is part of OS X 10.5 looks really cool. I can see that being a great tool to have at your disposal.
Please don't hesitate to share your experiences or thoughts. It looks like you've got lots to contribute. Using the topics list on the right hand side or the search box in the top, right corner can be great tools for finding some amazing past discussions that highlight the wealth and depth that makes Classroom 2.0 so great.
If you come across anything that generates a question, please don't hesitate to contact me.