A number of the new Leopard server upticks are very exciting for small edu shops. Some things that were shaky in beta are, alas, still a little shaky (at least with iCal Server and integrating it into an extant FLOSS infrastructure), but we're still plugging away at it. By the time 10.5.1 rolls around, it should be more "ready for prime time," as it were.
Anyhow, welcome to the Ning from a fellow Illinoisan! Feel free to drop by any time you are near Aurora ;)
My name is Leslie and I am a teacher-librarian for a K-8 catholic school in Los Angeles, CA. I have officially wet my feet with all things Web 2.0 and am ready to dive in head first! Still being at the bottom of the learning curve, I know just enough to know I want to know more. I'm hoping this is the place to do it and hopefully to take a few of my fellow teachers with me. I would like to know how school libraries are using Web 2.0 tools and how classrooms are also so that I can collaborate with colleagues. I am stoked and ready to get started!
It's great you've discovered Classroom 2.0 and are ready to dive into web 2.0. There such a wealth of tools, ideas, people, and approaches here that I think you'll find it helpful. I don't think a day that goes by that I don't learn something here. Please don't hesitate to start a discussion or join in one that is taking place. If something piques your interest, please feel free to browse past discussions by visiting the topic links on the right side of the page or searching by keyword in the top, right keyword box found on all pages.
Good luck on your learning and working with your colleagues. Please let me know if you have any questions about Classroom 2.0.
Hey Hey. My name is Mike Hacker, just joined 2.0 today - very much looking forward to being a part of future conversations. I work with an Architectural firm which focuses on K12 educational spaces. I believe very strongly that the physical environment plays a major roll in the learning process and hope to heighten my understanding of the challenges faced with learning in the connected generation.
Wow, sounds you like have a fascinating job. It's got to be pretty amazing to see something go from an abstraction to a tangible product that will likely be in service for decades. I guess, until your post, I hadn't quite considered the interconnectedness between the physical space, learning, and technology.
As you may have already seen, there's a fountain of resources, ideas, experiences, and collaboration here on Classroom 2.0. While the content is vital, member discussions make it take shape and make it what it is. Please feel free to ask any questions or contribution any thoughts in a new post. Also, please fee free to contribute to existing discussions. Also, discussions can be viewed anytime searching by keyword using the white, keyword search box in the upper, right corner or using the topic links found on the right-side of pages.
Again welcome and please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about Classroom 2.0
My name is Lucas Fox, and I'm a middle school science teacher in Kingston, New York. I am also a Graduate student at SUNY New Paltz getting my M.S. Ed. with a concentration in Biology. Wow that is a lot to say, and I have A LOT MORE to get through at least in this introduction.
I was turned onto this site by my research advisor Tom Meyer. Currently I am working on my research paper for my Graduate degree. Without getting into to many details here, it's about bringing and using blogs into classrooms. Tom said that there are many here can get me pointed into the right direction on some of my ideas with my paper. But as I will save most of that for other posts.
I'm looking forward to reading what you all have to say and reading some of your ideas.
I'd like to welcome you to Classroom 2.0. I know that this community will benefit from your contributions as both a teacher and a researcher. Please take a look at some of the Interest Groups that you can subscribe to and also the forum discussions. I'm sure that you will find many interesting conversations. You can also use the search box in the top right hand corner of the page or click on the categories in the side column (under "Finding Interesting Discussions").
Also, I'm really interested in your research on blogging. I'm currently finishing my PhD thesis on using blogging communities in middle school (Language Arts) and would love to chat with you about your research so far. If you're interested in my reflections and classroom experiences, take a look at my blog. Use the pull down "Categories" menu to see all the categories and to find posts that may be relevant to your work.
Welcome aboard, and I hope that you will this community helpful and inspiring!
What a great blog you have going there! I have emailed the link to all my classmates. We are in the first semester of our teaching credential and we are also taking a technology integration class. Your blog will be very helpful!
I'm so glad you found my blog helpful. Thank you for your kind words! I would love to see if my thoughts spark any conversations. Keep me posted or, better yet, leave a comment on my blog if you find anything of particular interest.