With your work in Ed Tech, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service.
Yes, it's that beginning teacher that I care most about--and that was the reason for creating Classroom 2.0. At last year's EduBloggerCon I noticed how it was easy for those with more experience to not really want to be that inclusive of the newbie... Peggy and Kim feel the same way, and hopefully the weekly show will help with that! I'll look forward to more conversations with you.