Hey guys! My name is Betsy Cottrell and I'm a 2nd grade teacher at Hardin Park Elementary School in Boone, NC. I love teaching, but I'm trying to find new and exciting ways to incorporate technology into the classroom. Actually, I'm always on the look out for new and exciting things to do in the classroom with ANYTHING! I'm really flexible and LOVE to get my students excited about learning. I'm also getting my MA degree right now at Appalachain State University. I'm getting my MA in Instructional Technology. I decided to join this program to get ideas and to discuss with other teachers about TONS of different things.
Hello, I'm rather new to the world of Web 2.0
I've tried out the technologies myself....but have not yet used much with actual students. I want to begin, and have been encouraged by all the information I've found. I need some practical ideas for how to begin because it seems like endless possibilities. I'm just now trying to create a wiki for one of my classes. I also want ideas for the students grades K-5 when I teach computers. I currently work in a small school setting.
Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Hello fellow educators. Travis Baldwin from Charleston, West Virginia, USA. I am very pleased to join this group after hearing about it this evening on the PBS Webinar, "“Teaching and Learning with Digital Natives” with John Palfrey and other guests.
I am Prem Shankar, a recent entrant(March, 2008) into the field of education after spending 15 years in software and engineering. Building an internet offering - ElCues.com for K-12 students for Science and Maths, which is designed for Indian syllabus. Have not explored the common elements with syllabi from other countries. We have tried to implement a new methodology of learning these subjects. Would love to get feedback.
I teach BTEC National Diploma units, in Computer Animation, Digital Graphics, IT Technical Support, Information Systems and Advanced Spreadsheets. I use Facebook, podcasts, Huddle, Google Notebooks etc with my students and I'm investigating Twitter at the moment too. I love using the latest technology and encourage my students to explore with a positive attitude the new technologies available,
After teaching primary students for over 20 years I have decided to pursue more post graduate studies in education.
I am currently enrolled at UTS (University of Technology Sydney) and undertaking a Masters of Arts in E-learning degree.
Our Autumn semester has just commenced and I will keep you all up to date with many interesting e-learning developments that are presented in our lectures and workshops. I hope to also gain a wealth of knowledge from this wonderful e-learning community I have just joined up with.