Hi everyone. I'm Marcela Summerville from Philadelphia, PA suburbs -actually native of Argentina. I am a director of Spanish immersion program for very young children, author, consultant and I am exploring Web 2.0. I am not an expert (:- I am trying to learn as much as I can and find ways to implement technology in the classroom using my brand new curriculum for Pre-K to 5. I am looking to learn and collaborate with other teachers.
Hello. My name is Chris Miller and I work in the public school setting. As an educational administrator, I am really passionate about student learning and am interested in Web 2.0. Hopefully by joining this social network I can increase my knowledge regarding technology integration, model it at my building, and improve student achievement incorporating technology at our setting.
I'm Mary Di Mónaco, from Rosario, Argentina. As I was moving around the web, this site kept coming up as a recommended one, so here I am, ready to continue learning in a collaborative environment. And happy to see some familiar faces, too!
My name is Gary Storts from Nashville, TN. I work in the central office of the Tenenssee Board of Regents, which governs the state of Tennessee public colleges and universities. I work with statewide online programs.
Yes, I agree. But there are different forms of "social networking," and while we may use the term in positive ways, I expect there are many who would do otherwise. Sounds like you're convinced, anyway. :)
I do think it's more likely that higher ed will embrace Web 2.0 than K-12, maybe largely because of the legal/liability issues relating to younger students. I'm not yet convinced that K-12 will end up embracing...