Glad you are here, too.
I am beginning my second year of 1:1 - in an elementary school, 4th grade. Success here has led the corporation to pursue a 1:1 tablet initiative in 7-12. (elementary will get their old computers!)
I know your feelings - the teckie teacher with frightened and ticked colleagues. Those are changing, though. They cannot argue with success - improved writing, research skills, higher cognitive skills. Document all you do and keep your kids engaged with their tools. You will do well.
Secondary History teacher and non techno Tony from Australia signing in.
Interested in web2.0 because my own children are and I wanted to better understand the attraction of their online learning. I now get it in a big way. I love it.
Discussions with my students reveal their often powered down learning status at school. Our "Schools I'd Create" assessment have indicated strong affinity with digital and emerging technologies. Want to know how students best learn? Ask them, they tell me all the time what is fun and what is quality learning. Its my goal to make these two the same more often than not.
A bit overwhelmed at present but determined to push through the nay sayers this time and the kids will help me do that.
My name is Amber and I am from Rochester, MN. I am a special education teacher who teaches in a "rural" school district outside of Rochester. I work with students with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, OHI, and many other acronyms. I love technology and am working to make the world more accessible to my students through the use of technology.
Hello everyone! My name is Jefferson West. I grew up in Dallas, Texas. I like to play guitar and frisbee. I am working on a new web app with a peer of mine that helps teachers connect their classes online. I have much experience with e-learning as I have used it throughout much of my career. I have set out to create a great free web app for teachers and students to use that will improve the learning process.
My name is Graeme and I am from Lake Macquarie in the state of New South Wales, Australia. I am glad to be here with fellow educators who have an interest in the challenging field of technology as a learning tool. Like my students I love a challenge and evlove my teaching to bring out the best learning and interests of my students. I am looking forward to discussion and guidance in this area of technology... blogs... podcasts... global sharing of learning, from felllow online teachers.
Hi all. Patricia Judd here. I teach middle school math and science in an intervention program for at risk students. I just discovered this site! Excitement doesn't quite describe my emotions right now. The possibilities for sharing and exchanging ideas on this site are endless. I thought this would be a great place to start. I may need some guidance from time to time. I am really interested in learning how to integrate math interactive notebooks into my class this year. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
In brief, I'm from Earth; the slide show provides detail (Pangea to Kumamoto, 2008c, below). I teach English as an additional language (EAL) in Japan. I joined this site to follow discussion initiated not long ago by Marielle here (Teaching Writing with Web 2.0 Media, 2008.06.27), in addition to other venues, because I am involved in computer-mediated communication for language learner and teacher development, and teach writing to learners of EAL.
Hi everyone, I am an ‘I.T trainer’ within the Training & Publications group of IS Services of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. I have also just completed my first year Masters course (M. Sc. Technology and Learning) at TCD.
My name's Dave Chamberlain. I live and teach in southern NH. I have only been teaching for a few years, but worked as a software engineer for about 20 years before teaching. I love adding technology to both my lessons and assignments and hope to pick up some new ideas and share what I have been doing.
Hi! I'm Carol in West Hollywood. I teach sixth grade math and have been at The Center for Early Education for the past 15 years. I have a total of 28 years of experience. I look forward to using this site to energize my curriculum. Hope you all are having a splendid summer. Carol
Hi, I'm Colleen Brown. I'm a building technology coordinator for an elementary school in Thornton, Colorado. I'm looking to collaborate with other tech teachers or classroom teachers Grades K-5. I'd like to build some great projects for our kids.