Debbie Alston here from Texas, Instructional Technologist for Killeen Independent School District at Brookhaven Elementary in Killeen, Tx. I would like to collaborate with others using Video Conferencing and Digital Literacy at the elementary level. Looking forward to a new school year and the adventures it will bring.
Thought I would introduce myself. I am Jessica and about to start work at an IBO candidate school, where I will be teaching the PYP for the first time. I have no experience but I am really excited about everything.
Looking forward to hearing from more experienced teachers too :D
Hi, I am a writer/filmmaker (last doc was Mad Hot Ballroom about the importance of arts in public education). Currently I have a new totally geared to the middle and high school social studies and humanities curriculum (particularly this year!) about seven young women running for president in the year 2024 and the social inequalities they still face today. It's a mass, ages 8 to 80, entertaining AND educating doc that all kids (boys and girls) will get out of! It comes w/ the study guide too -- written by a NYC middle school teacher (Rebecca Mansell).
Just trying to get the word out. The institutions that "be" make this difficult -- so I'm coming right to "the people!"
Hello, my name is Kim and I am from Gurdon in the great state of Arkansas. This is my first year teaching and I am the ESL Coordinator for the district. While fufilling these great joys, I'm also a migrant teacher.
I am Tom Treanor, from Austin, TX. I was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. I am married and have three children. I have also lived in California and Louisiana. I have lived in Austin since 1995. I began teaching in 1989, and taught ten years - 4th & 5th grade, and special education. Since 2000, I have been a campus technology specialist at two elementary schools here in Austin. I get to teach/facilitate all of our kids, PreK-5th. I am involved in professional development as well as maintenance of our campus, techno-wise. I love my job. I recently became certified as a trainer in the Intel Teach program, and I am also a certified in the GLOBE program.My motivation to join Classroom 2.0 is simply to assist in becoming a better teacher. Specifically, I am interested in web 2.0 stuff because our school district is embarking on a major purchase of instructional technology hardware, and I want to stay informed regarding the best way emerging technologies can serve students.
Hi, I'm Alex and I'm from San Francisco. I've always had a passion and interest toward making esoteric information more accessible to lay people, and the variety of ways that people learn. Lately, I've been working in textbook publishing, managing media supplements for instructors and students, but will be starting my master's at SFSU this fall in Instructional Technology. I am very interested not only in how technology is currently being used in classrooms, museums, and other types of instituions, and how it continues to change.
Hello, my name is Jackie Shriner, and I teach English and reading at Wheeling Park High School in Wheeling, WV. I am quite computer literate and try to use technology in my classroom as often as possible. I actually have had a class homepage for a few years through Scholastic because it is so user friendly and takes seconds to update. It also gives helpful info and who and when and what students and parents and viewing on the site. I love it. I upload all my class handouts, powerpoints, or lectures to the site as well as links to work, weekly class lesson plans, links to videos I have shown, and nightly homework assignments. Students who are absent have no reason to come into class without their school work. It also is a great tool for parents. I am currently working on several new project based learning activities for my classes. In addition, I also facilitate online professional development for the WV Dept. of Education. I am looking forward to sharing and gaining more ideas and teaching strategies.