Tis fantastic to see you here. Wouldn't it be exciting for more grandmothers and grandfathers to be part of the digital revolution our students (and personal children) live within. I think technology infused in teaching is a marvelous tool to spark motivation for the teacher and the students.
My name is Linda. I've been in education for over 30 years and love pushing technology. I'm part of the Ed Tech team, professional development coordinator, for Memphis City Schools and currently a doctoral student at Pepperdine University in the Ed Tech program. I've taught grades 1-6 over the years. I've also worked as an adjunct at Christian Brothers University.
Welcome to Classroom 2.0 Andrew. The pace of change with technology and education means we are all continually learning about what's out there, what's new, and what it can be used for. This is a great place to do that!
Michelle here, from Australia, joining after participating in a blogging professional learning activity yesterday. i'm keen to try using blogs with my students.
PS I couldn't get my photo to upload when i joined. Any tips?
Hello Michelle, How wonderful to see that you have joined this wonderful classroom. There are lots of links to blogging on the right hand side so have a good look around there. Join some of the groups and watch the discussions as there are lots of interesting web2.0 tools to be used. Have you started blogging for yourself. I shall make you a friend and you can always contact me here or on my email if you need more help.
Thanks so much Anne. I like it that you're relatively nearby - makes the connection between virtual communication and real people seem a bit less remote. i do feel like a foreigner in the web 2.0 world at the moment. so much unique jargon and so much to learn.
I am a teacher of middle school gifted students in the USA. I am interested in ideas for helping my students connect to others throughout the world as our focus is on cultures and communities from prehistory through @1500 CE.
I have also had experience developing and teaching in a school within a school for disconnected (not necessarily alternative school type of students) students in grades 9-12.
Finally, I am also a reading specialist and certified secondary Language Arts teacher.
I have been dabbling in developing a wiki and just recently joined classroom2.0 (even tried blogging...).