Please introduce yourself, let us know a little bit about you, and where you are from.

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Hi everyone! My name is Caroline O'Bannon and I'm in Winder (that's wind like what you do to a toy + er) Georgia. I feel like I'm coming in a little late to the game, but I'm excited about what Web 2.0 has to offer for the students in my school district!
Not at all, Caroline,

You have come in right on time. Tell us about yourself.

Anne
Good afternoon, folks.
My name is Karmyn Lucescu.
I'm not an educator, but I work very closely with educators worldwide.
I'm a Canadian girl who's flown south (to New Jersey!), and I love my job!
Hi Karmyn,

Welcome to Classroom 2.0 from a fellow New Jerseyian!

Please feel free to join a conversation or start your own. It sounds from the love of your job and work with teachers that you could contribute a great deal to Classroom 2.0. It is the varied wealth of backgrounds, experiences, and professions that make our community here such a great and valuable resource.

The right-side navigation bar is full of tools, subjects, and areas that can be great springboards to finding "past" conversations and shared resources. You can also find discussions and other community member artifacts through a keyword search using the box in the upper, right-hand corner of each page.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks for joining Classroom 2.0!

Edwin
My name is James Brauer, I'm a special education teacher and new online leaning community moderator. I have been developing my own social networking and learning community, with the intent that my students, parents, fellow teachers and administrators will participate.

I look foward to learning from many skilled and talented professionals in this community.

Please feel free to participate in my own community and make much needed suggestions/opinions so my own community can become that much more effective and powerful.

www.JamesBrauer.com
Welcome!

I also have launched a learning community recently. This is a great place to introduce others to your work!

Good Luck!

Sue P. aka The Maze
Greetings from the now frozen north-- winter came to Maine this morning with December. I am Jenifer Van Deusen, currently curriculum coordinator in a small school district. I love learning - especially learning with and from others, using the tools available on web 2.0. Congratulations on a great site-- I am looking forward to getting to know you all!
Welcome aboard---I've been hanging around here since summer and have learned a lot. What I like is the immediate feedback. Calls for help, ponderings and questions can langiush for months on a personal blog but around here someone will jump in with opinions or suggestions immediately. Feel free to look around, then put your feet up and enjoy. N.
Hi All. I'm a high school English teacher in New Jersey. I teach Humanities II which is an interdisciplinary course that combines 10th grade American history (1920-present) and American literature. I also teach Journalism 1 and 2 and advise the school newspaper. I've used blogs in my classes for about four years and my newspaper staff also uses one to communicate with one another. I look forward to the conversation and opportunities for collaboration.

Tom
Hi Tom,

You're the second New Jerseyian that I've welcomed this week. I live in the southern part of the state.

Your Humanities course sounds really interesting. Please don't hesitate to share your experiences about blogging in your classes. There are certainly opportunities to collaborate on this topic and many more here. The sharing of information is one of the things that makes Classroom 2.0 such a great place.

Should you have any questions about Classroom 2.0, please let me know.

Welcome!

Edwin
Welcome! I am a secondary social studies teacher in New York also teaching US History. You will find this a great resource! I have recently launched a learning community site and Classroom 2.0 has helped me fine tune many of my ideas and approaches! I am also seeking collaborative projects!

Sue P.
Hi Tom,

And welcome to this forum.

I am a retired high school special ed teacher with experience in elementary school teaching computers to primary students. While blogging was not available when I was teaching, I used email with my students beginning in the late 80's. My students corresponded with other special ed students around the globe and with certain hand-picked college folks with specialities in topics of interest.

Since retirement, I have been building a web site with educational content suitable for a wide range of students. For your students, my Famous Americans site may be of most interest. The pages feature a summary (intended for young students) of the person followed by a set of links to more detailed information. Check it out at http://www.educationalsynthesis.org/famamer ... I also have a section called My Own Books which features stories, many in history, in which the reader's name is inserted in the story and the reader has the adventure with a person or event in history. My sister, an English teacher in Michigan, had her students write some of the stories especially on 20th century African-Americans. You may want to consider having your students do the same. If they are happy with their stories, you can send them to me, and I will code them and put them on the site with their name as author. You can see all the stories on http://www.educationalsynthesis.org/books ...

Sometime, when I get someone who can help me do it, I'd like to add a section on the site for literature and include links to the online versions of stories and books generally read in such classes. Perhaps you may be the person to help me get that section started with a list of what your students read and the categories the works fit into.

Anne

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