My name is Pamela Ellsesser, and I live in Harrisburg, PA. I have a company called Komputer Kids, and I have been providing technology integration consulting services for over 10 years (during which the industry has made quite a transition). I work with districts in Central Pennsylvania, and I have recently adding the role of "coach" to one of the local districts as part of the Classrooms for the Future grant.
I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and work with Steve Hargadon recently when he gave a workshop at our intermediate unit (Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15). He is very knowledgeable and a wonderful person. It is nice to share ideas and collaborate with a person that has a sense of humor (and we all have to have a sense of humor if we are going to work with technology!)
I am promoting the use of Ning in the districts I am working with as a collaboration tool for the teachers (until they are comfortable), and then I hope to have them start to use it with their students. I have some great projects in mind. Thanks for all the help and information you provide on this site.
Hello! This site looks absolutely great! I'm taking an online class through e-tech/Ohio about blogs, wikis, & podcasting. I teach 5th grade Language Arts in Ohio. Anxious to find out more information on web 2.0, interactive boards and digital story telling.
My name is Joe Kalata and currently I am a high school math teacher. This is the second year being out of college and teaching and I enjoy every minute of the profession. I have been bowling since I was 5 years old and thoroughly enjoy the sport. I am eager to meet everyone else and to find out what this page is all about!
I am passionate about using primary sources in the classroom, I'll take a look at the Smithsonian and maybe include it on my blog--A Very Old Place. I wonder if any one (LOC or National Archives) has made an effort to match exhibits,collections, etc to national socialstudies/history standards. I wish textbooks would include the primary sources for every area of study, maybe when textbooks are all online kids can "pop over" to the Smithsonian for a look around!
I'm Jackie. I've been teaching since 1981, 14 years in special ed, 2 in first grade, and most recently as a Library Media Specialist and Instructional Technology Leader in my school. Right now I'm working on a Master's degree through Discovery Education and Wilkes University. I'm currently taking a Web 2.0 class and that is how I found out about Classroom 2.0. I'm glad to be part of this group and look forward to meeting many fellow educators.
I'm a former social studies teacher. I recently left my employer of 16 years, Tom Snyder Productions. While there I worked in professional development and product development. My next venture is to consult with schools to help them make the best use of web 2.0 tools and other free web resources. My website is EdTechLearning.com. My blog is http://edtechlearning.wordpress.com
I live in Arlington, MA with my wife and 2 children.
Some of my passions include: playing soccer, listening to rock and roll and making CDs, listening to Red Sox games on the radio, cats, and traveling
My name is Michael and I am a 5th grade teacher and coach at Halstead Middle School in Halstead, KS. This is my 6th year teaching and I have 4 more classes until I am finished with my masters in school leadership/school administration.