Hello folks! I am Chris Beedham from Warrington, England where I am Primary ICT Consultant. Constantly on the lookout for innovative ideas using ICT which I can share with colleagues, teachers and pupils I work with. Looking forward to being a part of what looks like a lively community!
I'm ilana Bittner from Columbia, MD, a community created in the "new town" design of the 1960's. Located between Washington DC and Baltimore, people move to our community for the schools... that's the #1 reason as tracked by realtors. Yet, as a parent, I see many of the same challenges as other districts. I believe we're falling behind in innovative teaching and learning, with our school system's growing fear not to mess up what we already have.
I'm also a media producer at Pixel Workshop, a media studio with e-learning clients like McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, and Harcourt. We also just completed our first independent production called TripFLIX, a DVD for kids and families.
Hi, my name is Jacques Cool, from New Brunswick, Canada. I've been involved in distance learning since 2001 and have been in the francophone Public education for 22 years, doing different things, mostly at the HS level. I must say that e-learning has provided me with the most exciting work experiences mainly because I've been surrounded by great colleagues and hey, this is where to be when thinking 21st-century learning and the impact of ICT. This is my fourth, no fifth, Ning community; great tool!
I am Tom Anderson, from Crookston, Minnesota. I am forever looking for new resources to use to improve my teaching. I teach the physical sciences and earth science at a small rural school. I have just completed my 5th year of teaching and I am working towards a masters degree in science education.
My name is Tim Owens and I'm married to Emalee Owens. I work in IITS at Longwood University in Farmville, VA and I am currently obtaining my masters in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech. My wife and I blog at Changing Ed and I regularly do videocasting over there was well.
My name is Debra Giannone. I am the librarian at Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School. My administrators have decided that I should take a more active role in the technology at my school. When they first asked me I was a little nervous but now I that I have learned about some web 2.0 tools I think I will be OK.
I've been a member of Classroom 2.0 since last summer but haven't made the time to visit too often.
Since things are a bit lighter for a while, I think that I'll spend some more time throwing in those 2cent pieces.