I am an instructional technology specialist working in the Plainville Community Schools in Plainville, CT. I have been a teacher for 15 years. The highlight of my career was the two years I spent teaching computer studies and I.B. at the International School of Stavanger, Norway (1998-2000.)
I work primarily with middle school and high school, although I have worked with technology at virtually every grade. I am interested in Open Source Software, such as Moodle, WordPress, DokuWiki, phpBB, phpSurveyor, among others. I administer a Web 2.0 web server running Redhat Academic Server 4. Its our 2.0 sandbox.
My goal is to get teachers excited about web-based collaboration tools. I want to help improve education by supporting students as they work together to solve "real world" problems using project-based learning models.
I'm a UK IT and Technology teacher who has been teaching overseas (Seychelles) for the past five years. Previously a software engineer, I'm now 15 years into my teaching career and loving every minute of it.
I'm keen to try out some 'Web 2.0'-aided ideas with my students so I'll be quizzing you all for ideas.
I'm Alice Mercer. I'm a fifth grade teacher at an elementary school in Sacramento, Calif. I've been teaching about 10 years starting with 3 years as a substitute in Oakland, CA. I also spent three years teaching at a community day school (for expelled students). I've used blogs/mailing lists/web pages for years in my personal life (I even did a bit of BBSing before web browsers came along). I've used technology in my classroom since I've had my own classroom, but I don't think it's been effective until the last 2 years.
I have a husband of 20 years, Terry, and a son Leroy (who is 8).