Hi my name is Jason Neuman. I am an Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) from Spring Hill, FL. Spring Hill is located about 30 miles North of Tampa, FL. As an ITS my main role is to teach teachers how to infuse technology into their curriculum. I hope to learn a great deal from this network.
Your job sounds really interesting. Our reality in Argentina is completely different to yours. How do children learn at school? I mean, do they have computers in their classrooms or they have a special computer lab where they go a certain number of times per week?
Welcome to classroom 2.0!
Nanci from Argentina.
In Toronto, Canada, most elementary school classrooms have a computer resource in the classroom. But the bulk of computers are in dedicated ICT labs or in school libraries or both.
Internet access through cable, DSL and dialup is ubiquitous here so the vast majority of homes are computer equipped. In addition smart phone use is widespread so that Internet access is widely available through wireless connections. This makes it viable to look at hosted applications for classroom use with products like Blackboard in many schools.
We deploy Recess (www.meetatrecess.com) this way making it easy for schools to build virtual classrooms online to parallel physical classrooms. The cost of hosted software like Recess at $49 a classroom per year is a fraction of the cost of buying the software for implementation and maintenance on a school-server.
Irish, teaching ICT in a school in Chesterfield (middle of UK) - first year teaching after 5+ years working in mobile telephony. Always inspired by networking, through any means, so look forward to gaining new ideas/insights from all here!
Hi folks - I'm somewhat new here; I've been checking out the site and webinars but haven't set up a profile until now. I work in Chicago with a grant program - Striving Readers. I work as the Technology Coordinator in 29 schools across the city and I provide professional development for teachers and work with Interventionists in designing intervention lessons that incorporate technology support for struggling readers. I am a reading specialist and teacher but working now in an administrative position.
My name is Rebecca Bourgeois, and although that may not sound American, I'm from Chicago (and my small proportion of French ancestry left me with a French name). I'm currently living in the south of France, near Carcassonne, teaching English as a Foreign Language, as well as French as a Foreign Language to newcomers, in junior high school. The school is in the country, so we have a catchment area of 11 villages, and yet only 330 pupils (give or take a few).
Most pupils are not too keen on English here, so I strive to find ever more ways of getting them interested and working!
The French are notably chauvinistic when it comes to learning and practicing any foreign language, and it's difficult to get them to see the point in learning one, especially English , which is thought to be more difficult than most (in the French mind).
I'd love to hear from you, with suggestions, hints, etc...
Hoping to get in touch soon...
I'm William Machado from Montevideo, Uruguay and I teach EFL.
Lately, I have been working with web 2.0 tools in the classroom and I want to contribute and get to know what other teachers are doing in the field.