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

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Hi Dan,

Thanks again for welcoming me to Classroom 2.0 and for sharing. I agree, others don't understand but they do their best to empathize. I get a lot from this forum -- I dig on the play on words too :-)

There might be more answers in that forum even though your back health/pain is caused differently, but the people there are fabulous also and have many ideas and resources for adapting their lives due to physical health... Which is what I'm reading from your post.

Again, hope that helps.

Kind regards,

Hi Tracy,

     I feel like a dummy.  I didn't realize you wrote me and i commented on your intro as well.  Sorry about that.  It is early for me and I took my pills, so, i am blaming it on the alcho, er, pills (actually, I hate that song, but, thought it was funny for this).  I am a rocker through and through and absolutely love groups like within temptation, the gathering, and kamelot.  Again, sorry for 2 messages, I didn't realize you have written me and i saw your introduction first and your response to me second.  


Hi Dan,

No worries! Let me know if those links helped at all.

Kind regards,


I wish you good luck, you should have confidence in your self, first of all. As in the body there is what called a self healing system.

I advice you to try what is called : acupressure,You press the cartridege of the upper part of the ear it relieves too much.

You can also press,and massage, the curve of the foot ( please refer to foot and ear reflexology) acupressure for more information.

Good luck and more patience.


Hello everybody! My name is Scott MacClintic and I teach science at The Loomis Chaffee School (independent 91-12) in Windsor, CT. I am also the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at my school.



Greetings from the hot Midwest! My name is Kris McGuire, and I teach 8th grade language arts in DeWitt, Iowa. Looking forward to making connections and learning about new ideas.

Hi Everyone, I'm Tracy Watanabe from Apache Junction, Arizona. After 14 years in the elementary school classroom, I now work in the Technology Department as the Technology Integration Specialist.

I spend over half of my time in K-12 classrooms with our students and teachers. The other half is spent designing professional development classes, curriculum, and collaborating with educators. I am most excited when we collaborate on project-based learning and blogging.

I'm hoping to learn about the many wonderful collaborations out there so I can point those in my district in the right direction.

On a personal note, I'm a mom of two, a pastor's wife, a daughter, a friend, my son's soccer coach, and a retired snowboarder. Any of these license plate holders would be appropriate for my car: I'd rather be snowboarding, playing soccer, painting, touring an art gallery, or learning.

Most people know I see the cup as half full, even when there's only condensation showing. =)

I look forward to getting to know new people and learning with you!

Tracy- your day must be full, welcome to classroom 2

Hi Tracy,

     I was wondering if you could help me.  I am disabled and can't sit for long periods of time.  I refuse to just let my mind turn to mush.  Between my spinal condition and the pain pills that barely touch the pain, well, I am sure you can imagine what my days are like.  Okay, this is what I need.  I have a Mac.  I need voice to text software.  I plan to use it to help me write stories.  The software would have to be able to handle standard story parameters: dialog and paragraphs.  I also want to write screenplays (my favorite of writing) and know that would be a template, so, hopefully, the software you can point me towards would be able to have templates added to it.  Do you know anything that can help?  I have a very limited budget, but, if I have to buy something, that is fine.  I am not computer savvy (if you read my post, I didn't know what Text Edit was until someone told me :)).



Hi Dan,

I see you found my response. Try some of the links I sent over, and let me know if you need some more help. Also, there are tons of mac forums you could try too.

Kind regards,



I am Tina Schmidt and I teach 3rd grade in Pennsylvania.  I love to use Skype in my classroom to connect with students in other states and countries.  This past year, my students and I took part in a Flat Classroom Project for elementary age students.  We loved meeting new people and learning about our similarities and differences.  I just learned about this website while taking part in the Edublogs Teacher Blogging Challenge.  I hope to make new connections and learn new ideas here.



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