I taught 4th grade for 16 years and began using technology with my students doing Project Based learning for the last 3 years I was in the classroom. I have currently served as the Eduactional Technologist for the past 8 years. We serve the military dependants of the army soldiers stationed on Ft. Stewart, GA so we have a very high mobility rate and other issues due to deployments. I am just not starting to educate myself about Web 2.0 and feel overwhelmed. I am hoping this site will help me find new resources for my students, my teachers, and myself.
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I just added a group that I think you might be interested in, “Educational Technologists.” http://www.classroom20.com/group/instructionaltechnologists I am hoping this group can grow and we will be able to support each other and collaborate so that we can better support our colleagues.
Hi Wynelle! Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get Georgia students involved. Please let me know. Thanks!
I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham, MA, and engineering students) who have taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' group, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:
Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.
Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975 . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.
Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!
Well, I started learning about blogs, then wikis. I had someone set up a class blog and did my first class wiki and we were on our way. Just keep reading here and something will strike your fancy and you'll say "hey my kids would love that". Start small. You can see all we've done over the last few years here http://anotsodifferentplace.blogspot.com/2007/07/where-is-all-your-stuff.html
Let me know when you know enough to have specific questions (haha) and I'll be glad to try to answer them or head you in the right direction.