I am a redirected aka retired educator working part-time for East Carolina University and the University of NC - Wilmington in North Carolina. I supervise student interns K - 12 and teach an elementary social studies methods class. I am looking for exciting projects that I can share with my students and opportunities to collaborate in the social studies and related curriculum areas. I have learned a lot already perusing the site.
I am a middle school math and science teacher in Rocklin California. I am in my 21st year of teaching and I have taught in Idaho, Nevada, and California. I have experience with grades 3 - 8. I have been in the middle school setting for the past 7 years and loving working with the young adolescent kiddos.
I have always been into technology, but now it is so much more exciting. I am surprised how afraid of technology many of my colleagues are, in fact they are down right resistent. So, I am a lone wolf on my campus learning and integrating and slowly getting others to try the technology tools available to them.
I am so appreciative of this network of extremely talented and knowledgeable educators!!! I have been attending the Saturday classes and visit this site multiple times throughout my day!!
Kristen Beck, great you are in the right place.You could start with simple technologies ie google docs, the test- things that could make life very easy for them. Pressure from students could motivate teacher to have a paradigm shift. Here in Africa i tried
Hi all. Kevin Lane here, having just joined. I am a K-5 music teacher who uses a lot of technology in my classroom. My students and I create a podcast (www.woodstationmusic.com) which you can find on iTunes (search for "Woodstation"). I'm hoping to add a classroom set of iPod Touches soon so that my students can create music digitally as well as to develop music listening skills and conduct research. I'd love to hear from anyone who has suggestions on managing iPod in the classroom.
I'm Sam and I am a Junior Special Education major at Illinois State University. I am currently enrolled in an Assistive Technology class that requires me to get involved in various websites and things such as twitter. I really enjoy technology and in particular learning how to benefit students with technology. I am excited to get into the classroom next semester and learn what it takes and see first hand how to be an Special Educator everyday!
Hi! I'm Heather Chaulk, Grade 5 teacher and tech/learning resources teacher for my school in Newfoundland, Canada. I'm always looking out for new ways of integrating technology and encouraging my staff to do the same. I was happy to stumble across this site earlier this year and hope to get more involved with it. I started blogging with my class last year on Kidblog (thanks to a discussion I saw here). This year I want to introduce wikis, but I need to learn more about them myself first. Looking for advice!
I'm a high school teacher from NH...certified in Family & Consumer Sciences and working toward my computer technology educator certification. I'm excited about this weeks conference in global education, and I'm looking forward to networking with colleagues who have similar interests. I am particularly interested in multiple intelligences and human brain development, and how technological advances are impacting both. Thanks for the opportunity to learn and connect!!
Hello all! My name is Kate Ivers and I am a Business and Marketing Ed. instructor in rural Minnesota. I am a first year teacher (having just graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with an M.Ed. in the spring) and am currently teaching keyboarding and computer applications for grades 4-9. The content isn't the most challenging for me to teach so I'm constantly looking for way to incorporate technology into my lessons to keep both myself and my students interested in what we are learning.
Take a look at a few things: Global Virtual Classroom and Global Dreamers and Cyberteen.
GVC might take more of you time than you are able to allow.
Global Dreamers lets you pick and choose when you wish to participate.
Cyberteen will give your older students an opportunity to write about events and things important in you community. Take a look at the 'created by hand' project. I'll bet there are plenty of things in Minnesota that ARE made by hand.