Welcome Aaron. You'll find good discussion on Opensource software here as well as many other things. You must be getting excited now that the Olympics are only days away. I hear the air pollution is still rather thick in Beijing.
I'm Rebecca Achimugu, from Abuja Nigeria,
A graduate of Biology Education from the university of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria,
I am currently developing myself on Technological approach to teaching biology.
i will hopefully commence my teaching career in PIAE,Abuja by September!
Thanks for the good work on classroom 2.0
Hey Rebecca, welcome! You have an amazing time ahead of you in the classroom - joys and tears together. Congratulations on searching out this site. There are various other Ning sites as well that will provide professional collaboration and support. Make yourself at home and partake in some conversations. I reckon it's a good idea to click "Follow" on some conversations.
Greetings from Belgium. I'm IT-coördinator and also coördinator for European schoolprojects (Comenius - eTwinning). I'm quite interested in how to share and create lessons and/or content together. Kind regards, Robert
My name is Tina Fortenberry. I am a first grade teacher at a very large K-2 school in Trussville Alabama. I have just been given an aditional job titled "Technology Team Leader". I serve with two others who help trouble shoot technical issues that may come up from time to time. I am very interested in an advice you may have that would help me intergrate technology within my classroom. I am very interested in the 21 century style of learning. Any comments that may help me reach this goal is greatly appreciated.
Welcome Tina. Great to have you in the community. Regarding your question. I suggest you start a discussion on the front page, in one of the groups or in the First Timers site. There are however, many conversations on the use of technology in the classroom. Check them out and start your own discussion.
Hi Tina and welcome. If you look at the current discussions or search back over old ones and forums you will find much to help you in working towards a 21st century style of learning. We are trying to do that at our school. Jess and I are working on laying the eplanks for a virtual school.
Make some friends and join some of the groups as there is a lot to be shared.
Boy, are you in the right place. If you don't find answers here, past, present, and future, I don't think they exist! I get busy and don't get on as regularly as I think about it, but every time I do, I learn something new on the subject - and I've been around a bit. Hope you find the same thing to be true! I also recommend checking out the Elementary Teachers 2.0 group...
It's good that you've joined us Melissa. This is such a rich place but it does rely on you engaging in the conversations. This site, and keeping a blog, has brought it home to me how much more I learn when I spend time in writing a response or recording my thoughts in written form.
Search around and keep track of a few conversations, and of course, share your learning and experience.