Hi Kathy, I lead the Tutor/Mentor Connection, based in Chicago. We're trying to help non-school, volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in the high poverty areas of the city and suburbs where kids need lots of extra help. I live in Park Ridge and have been working with the schools there to help them start a service learning program that connects older students to younger students in the Park Ridge system, then connects the kids in Park Ridge with those in inner city neighborhoods. We host a conference in May and November. I encourage you to take a look.
Hello - I am Andrew, classroom teacher at Balmoral School in Auckland, New Zealand.
I teach Year 5 and 6 children and they have just begun their journey into the world of blogging. Come along and visit our class blog and follow some links to some Room 18 students who are following their own blogging adventures.
Hi Andrew, I worked a lot last year, with one of the first friends I made on classroom2.0. It is rather interesting that her room was 18 as well and she used that in the title of her wiki. I will certainly be looking up your blog site as I teach grades 4-10 this year and they have all started blogging. We are in south west Victoria, Australia
It would be great if we could hook up some links between our children. Share ideas and help each other explore the ever expanding Web 2.0 horizons. You are certainly teaching a wide range of ages there.
Welcome to Classroom 2.0. I think you might find some good people to collaborate with here. If you look at the right sidebar you will notice a link to English as a Second Language where you can find discussions, and there are also Groups you can join that have a focus on 'collaboration'.
Hi, I am Mary Jo Schreiber. I am the computer teacher at a Catholic school in Pasadena, MD and have taught there for the past 3 years. Looking forward to getting web 2.0 info and how to use it in my school.
Welcome! I'm a keyboarding/computer teacher (technically business education) as well - what grades do you teach? I currently teach 4th and 6th grades. There is plenty for you to explore here, I hope you're able to find many things to use!
Kia Ora all - I'm Jo - a primary school teacher in the lower North Island of New Zealand teaching a class of 27 children ranging in age from 7 - 8.10.
I'm an old hand at technology, and ICT lead teacher for my school, the ICT Curriculum leader ... and still learning!
I've been blogging for years - personally and professionally; I also have a wikispace (educational) but I'm still learning - lol - that's really my theme in life - i believe that when i stop being a learner i stop being a teacher.
I'm hoping to get some ideas about blogging/wikis in the classroom - possibly become involved in some collaborative projects etc.
Great to have you here, Jo. Love the attitude! You might want to take a look at our web conversations--I think you'd enjoy them, and you can help us schedule some at a time that works for the folks down under. http://www.classroom20wiki.com/LIVE+Conversations.