With your work as a Technology Teacher, 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.
Happy New year Stacy!
Let me tell you a bit about me. I am from Argentina, where I have carried out some research that showed a very small percent of secondary school teachers make actual use of the Internet in for their practices. I will be giving a talk next february to share ideas and resources with many colleagues who do not even know about web 2.0. I participate of classroom 2.0 but would like to start my own network so as to show my colleagues here what one can do whith sites like NIng(and also as a personal challenge!) If you could please join me at
and probably invite some of your colleagues, too. It would be very helful to start making the network grow!
Thanks a lot.
I have Word 2003, so maybe they are in similar places. You should be able to go to Tools - Options, then click on "Large Icons". Then I just went in and edited the toolbars and took out what I didn't want. You can do that by clicking on the down arrow at the end of each toolbar. Hope this helps!
Also, have you joined elementarytechteachers.ning.com?