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Hello! I'm Eileen Doherty and I'm currently a 5th grade teacher in Fort Wayne, IN. I'm hoping to get some good ideas for using technology this year in my classroom. I already found some cool ideas that I'm going to try out.
I'm the Technology Integration Specialist at a Pre-K to 5 school in Copperas Cove, TX. Essentially, in my position, I teach teachers about technology, and how to integrate it into the curriculum. It's a fun, interesting job and never boring. This is the second year for this position in our district, and we are finding out that we are either not as advanced or more advanced than a lot of districts in Texas, so I feel fortunate to be in the middle, and not on either end.
I am currently doing presentations to our teachers on Virtual Field Trips, and on Thinkfinity (I'm the district field trainer), and feel very blessed to be doing all I can to teach others how to implement technology into the classroom.
My goals this year are to do many more podcasts with my students, and to use Word Thread in some of my podcasting, to show my students how big (and small) the world really is.
Hello everyone. I'm an Instructional Technology Consultant for Berrien RESA in southwest Michigan. I coordinate H323 videoconferencing for our schools. We use VC to connect to content providers and other classrooms to enhance learning. We use Web 2.0 tools to support our collaborative projects.

Janine Lim
Twitter: outonalim
Skype: outonalim
Hello, I am Colleen Young, a UK Mathematics teacher (of ages 11 -18) interested in all things Web2.0.
Blog: Colleen Young

I have been using Diigo recently which I like very much - you have probably seen most if not all of these Web2.0 directories before but I thought I would put the directories I like on a Diigo list.

If you look at the blog you will note that I am adding all my favourite math sites to Diigo. This should be complete over the next few days.
Hello all! Stephen Gilfus here a founder of DC based Blackboard Inc. I retired from teh compnay about 18 months ago and have since been helping educational institutions with eLearning technologies through the Gilfus Education Group. Glad to be a part of this community. At the Social technology in Education conference today and just posted an interetsing white paper on my blog here for all to read. Looking forward to participating.
- Stephen
I am a Barber Instructor and a Cosmetology Instructor in Columbus, GA. I have been trying to use social networking to communicate with my students and their families. I have been using multiply, myspace, facebook and twitter for about 3 years now with some success. I am afraid that I am "trail blazing in the dark" with my limited computer knowledge. I have been posting my powerpoint presentations to the blog and I post pictures of my students work. I have been using youtube with some success, although my students now want to create educational/demonstration videos. I have purchased a nice cam and now I am a bit overwhelmed, as I do not know how to edit these videos.

I have two blogs that I would love some feedback on from this group. I want to learn how to create a web class that is interactive. Please help me.

beauty_school_blog :


twitter: barber_teacher
I am Tracy from New Jersey - I am an English Supervisor and I also teach one class, but I have been in my district for 13 years. I am looking for ways to add 2.0 technology to our department and within the classroom, but I am also looking for ways to get our Superintendent on board, along with our Tech team. It has been difficult. I created a Ning for our English department and I am excited to see how that works - I am open to ideas and suggestions and I look forward to learning how to integrate technology into what we do daily.
Hello all. Tyler Livingston from St. Paul, MN here. I am a 7th/8th grade Langauge Arts teacher at a year-round IBMYP school. I'll be starting my eleventh year teaching, but this will be my first year taking a huge dive into Web 2.0, using a smartboard, edublog, etc. I'm looking forward to the new challenge, and I think my kids will really get a kick out of it all.
Hi, I'm Christina Huff. I am currently working on my master's degree in secondary education and biology. I have lived in Alabama for about 7 years with plans to move where ever I can find a teaching job after I graduate.
Hello all, I'm a primary school teacher from Warwickshire, England. I've been teaching for 6 years. Last year I decided to take a year out of teaching because my son was starting school.

My wife is a teacher too, so we felt it important that he had someone to take him to and from school as he settled in. He really suffered at pre-school with us both being full-time.

I decided I needed to do something productive during my year out, and so learnt how to programme and made a series of maths resources for IWBs:

In a previous life I was an actuary, so the maths came fairly easily to me.

I've enjoyed my year, and my son has certainly benefited, but I have missed teaching. I shall be looking for a part-time teaching job in September, so that I can continue making my software and giving time to my son as he settles in year 1.

I am always looking for new ideas for maths resources, so please let me know if anything comes to mind.
Ted Burch
David Parslow
District 75 Citywide
New York, New York

Computer lab teacher PS79M in Harlem. School for severe emotionally, mentally and physically handicapped students, 14 to 21.

I teach them programming, animation, digital photography and videography. No productivity suites please.

It's a wonderful job. I just broke my ankle, so I will be joining those in wheelchairs for a while.
My name is Doug Valentine. I'm the elementary librarian at McKillop Elementary in Melissa Texas. I enjoy transforming library learning with any tool possible. I have produced a number of videos in different subject areas. Online I am known as "Dr. Loopy" because of my series of science videos. Most of my work can be found online at TeacherTube.



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