Hi! My name is Vicky O'Boyle and I am a mother of an adorable one year old daughter, an engaged learning specialist, and working on a 2nd second masters in technology. I live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. I am completely fortunate and blessed that I have a job I absolutely love. I work with both staff and students on tech integration, training, tech purchases, and run the library. I completed my first masters in technology in the mid 90's, when people ask why I woud bother with another one....well, those of you who know and love technology understand why:) I am currently working on a masters through Wilkes University partnered with Discovery Education. The online class experience has been wonderful! I love the classes and am trying to soak it all in. I am new to Ning and am looking forward to this networking adventure. It already it awesome just reading what people post and share.
My name is Bernie Preston. I worked as a computer Tech for the first 15 years after high school. I then became a teachers in Math/Computer Science. I was ask to be a high school Tech Coordinator after about 10 years in the classroom.
In the past couple of years I began to see the need for our teachers to expand the strategies they have to deliver, evaluate, and refine the content of the courses they teach as well as helping students to become more active in the learning process. I guess to help teachers to become true facilitators of learning and not the sole provider of learning.
I began to hear about blogs, wikis, google apps, podcasts, and some of the content delivery systems like Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and the Adobe Connect Pro.
As a result of my wife’s classes in Library Science and working with her, I have embarked on this journey into the world of Web 2.0.
I have come to this blog in hopes of exchanging ideas are working together in making some of these visions I have a reality at our school.
I am beginning to see that my visions are a bit behind the times as many of you have done this for quite awhile.
Hello! I am an eTeacher from Regina,SK, Canada. I work for Credenda Virtual School were I teach ELA and humanities at the high school level. I am currently working on my masters in Instructional Media from Wilkes University.
My name is Ruth Abatzolou and I am a high school science teacher working in Santa Ana, California. We have many English learners at my school and a very large campus with 2500 students. My school has implemented Small Learning Communities a few years ago as a way to help students be successful. I am on a team that includes the Teach and e-Business Academies. I mainly teach biology, but I have also taught earth science and even algebra and chemistry when needed. I am currently working on my masters degree in instructional media which is an online program and learning more and more about technology every day. I am interested in learning how to use web 2.0 tools to increase learning in my science classes.
Because I am part of Small Learning Community, we are also working to implement collaborative project to help motivate and support learning. I think web 2.0 tools can be very helpful with collaborative project. I have started using a wiki with my students last spring and I want to learn more about how to implement this tool in my classroom more effectively. There is a lot for me to learn and I know this Ning will be a good resource.
Looking forward to our collaborative work. Ruth Abatzoglou
I'm Katie Theobald. I'm a high school teacher math and science teacher at a small, private school in Alexandria, VA. We cater to students with mild to moderate learning disabilities and my specific Web 2.0 interests are exploring tools to engage them and meet their varied needs. I'm currently teaching Algebra 1, Biology, and Environmental Science.
Hello everyone. I'm Greg Hart. I am the Art and Technology Integration Specialist for Hillsborough County Magnet Schools, in Tampa, Florida. I am glad to find this Ning devoted to Web 2.0 technology and education. I am really working to bring some of this technology into our schools and hope to find a lot of great resources here.
My name is Aparna. I am the founding Mom of Parentella.com. Parentella is for parents and teachers to connect around a class and share information about class news, homework, events, field trips, common class calendar etc. It is only for parents and educators.
I am here to learn more from a teacher's perspective. Parentella has local businesses advertising on the site and our goal is to become an ongoing revenue stream generator for schools and classes. It is time that educators focus on education and not on money.
It is a big dream and goal and I am prepared for the challenge. Thank you for letting me be here! I appreciate it.
Hi to all
What a fantastic site...how have I missed it for so long?! I'm Brenda Mooney and I work for Liverpool City Council as a School Improvement Officer dor ICT, prior to this I was a VLE consultant, ICT Consultant and Faculty Leader in a large secondary school.(All in the last 12 years) I had a previous life before education in Media (TV researcher).
I've only been in my current (and fantastic) job for 6 months and this is the very first opportunity for so very long to have a freehand in creating, instigating and supporting schools in the use of emerging technologies....so quiet new-ish to this freedom and would appreciate any pointers, case studies on HANDHELD TECH projects, E-Safety resources and of course web 2.0 resources. Many thanks and I really look forward to working and collaborating with you. Bx
Hi, my name is Emily Petrosky and I teach Kindergarten at Coronado Elementary in Salina, KS. This is will be my second year teaching and I just joined Web 2.0. I am taking a class that introduced me to web 2.0 and I am excited to get started with some of the things I have learned and do some more collaboration with other teachers!
Hello! Im MaryPat from Kansas! I am a special educator of young children. I am currently completing my MAED program this summer by taking a class about enhancing technology in the classroom... looking forward to learning more!