My name is Chris and I am currently a graduate student with Full Sail University in their MS Educational Media and Design Program. I am currently an 8th grade technology teacher in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Greetings from Seattle! I just finished 2 workshops (Seattle Schools & Whitworth University) using a Ning to frame the learning experience for teachers. This was my first experience in a Ning environment and I was very pleased with the results. I am on a team of 7 Instructional Technology Specialist who are charged with supporting teachers & principals in Seattle Public Schools. Although the main Ning site is blocked in our district, we've arranged to have our Seattle Ning unblocked for teacher use. The next step is to experiment with student use. At least 3 of the workshop participants created their own Ning sites and intend to use them with students next year, so it will be fun to see how things unfold. There are a host of issues to consider (CIPA/COPA regulations & concerns, student account management, moderation questions..) but I'm excited to enter this new world of social networking via Ning.
I'm Dave Morgan from Oklahoma City. I have worked in Telecommunications for 30 years but my real passion is teaching. I have taught at the University of Phoenix for about 9 years and another University before that. I have a real interest in bringing my students and clients into the 21st century using Wiki's, Social Bookmarking, Podcasts and Collaboration.
I look forward to learning from everyone's experience and knowledge. As Kevin Kelly says, "Nobody is smarter than everybody."
I teach high school computer science in Seattle. I hope to share some of my passion about computing technology with students from all walks of life. I'm interested in connecting with other programming instructors and in learning how instructors deal with labs, filters and some of the other logistics.
My name is Bryna Boldra and I just joined Classroom 2.0! I'm taking an online class for my master's degree and we were assigned to sign up and become familiar with this Ning and hopefully will find it useful enough to continue using even after the class is over. My husband is a junior/high school principal and could possibly find this useful as well. I teach middle school math and am always searching for new ways to collaborate and gain information about how to differentiate and adapt to the ever-changing needs of my students. My husband and I have a 2.5 year old son and we are a very happy family who stays busy, busy, busy. I'm looking forward to becoming more familiar with this Ning and will learn a lot in the process, I'm sure.
Hello Classroom 2.0 folks. I am Larry Fliegelman. I have just finished my second year as principal of the Spofford Pond School in Boxford, MA. Before that I was a middle school assistant principal and seventh grade teacher. I am looking to increase my PLN and gather the info and resources I need to lead my school. Thanks.
Hello to all. Marilyn Caldwell Wescott from Harrisburg, PA. I am a former elementary teacher and staff developer originally from Clearwater, FL - Pinellas Co. Schools. For the past 15 years I've been designing and delivering professional development in the area of continuous school/classroom improvement as a member of the Jim Shipley & Associates, Inc. team. A client (HEB ISD, TX) recently introduced me to the infinite possibilities for collaborative, participatory, engaged learning via Web 2.0 tools. I''m so excited to learn (1) what Web 2.0 tools are out there; (2) how these tools can help my JSA team of educational consultants and deliverers of professional development work more collaboratively AND efficiently/effectively; and (3) how these tools can and are being used by the educators we work with to continually improve the school and classroom learning system
My name is Marie Doherty. I live in Co Donegal in Ireland. As a teacher I have been working with parents in my area for the last 10 years as the home school liason person but in Sept I am going back to teaching. I will be teaching 5th/6th class. The children are 11 and 12 year olds so I think it is like grade 6/grade 7. I am looking forward to going back to the classroom although I am a little nervous. I am looking forward to being part of this community.
Greetings All! Janet Kauffmann from Gloucester City, NJ - right across the river from Philadelphia, so we are in the southern part of the state. I'm the Director of Technology and we are committed to moving our teachers into 2.0 environments and making the most of the open source opportunities out there. I really want to hear what teachers all over the place are saying about what works and what doesn't work in their classrooms.