Thanks so much for the response and all the resources...
Not only was this my first time to attend ITSC but it was also my first education conference. Most people I met ASSUMED I was a teacher or some other certified professional. Well, I am self taught in all of this because of all the resources I have found online. I was shocked by how many teachers needed help and more resources with all of this. I just ASSUMED that they had everything they needed...
Besides being a Geek, I am a board member of our local Technology Charter School. I have to kids in the program in HS.
The reason I am even a member of classroom 2.0 is because I had a chance to meet and speak with Angela Maiers. Because of what she had to say, I decided that I should see how I can help Educators here on this site with info that I have spent the last ten years learning myself.
So, this is my continuation of what I learned at ITSC10.
I read your post on http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour5.html#. I wanted to see if I could cite your response in my research paper for grad school on the implications of incorporating Google Apps in an English classroom. My professor asked if I could find out the date of your response (I didn't see it listed on your page). I've also tried shared presentations with students and found it very valuable. Thank you for your idea!
Hey Colette. I read the post about the Google Institute. Sounds great. I can't make it over there, but there are few Google Workshops for Educators being held in CA this summer. It would be a drive for me. Have you been to one and do you recommend it?
Hi, Thanks for the link - Google Cetified Teacher, but the application process is closed ;( . do you know if it might be open again, is this a yearly event that I can apply for next year? any idea on cost?
Thought you might be interested in some of these free online resources. You're probably familiar with most of them, but maybe you'll find something new. Unfortunately, I haven't organized them yet.
In December I had never seen a Wiki. My students and I jumped in with both feet and haven't looked back. The students are very excited to have a real audience. Please take a look at what they've created so far. RPG Maker XP Help. We would appreciate any feedback you have. Currently the wiki is protected, so you'll have to either email me your feedback or give it through Classroom 2.0.
Hi Colette. I was wondering if your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
Hi Colette, I enjoyed learning about class blogging from your blog site. I was curious to try some of the many blog tools you introduced your students to but I see your site has changed. Would it be possible to get a list of these sites. Thanks so much. I would really like to try them out before I try it out with my grade 7 class. Laurel Evans.
I was a great fan of the postcard geography project when I was teaching six years ago, wonder how it's morphed in the emerging digital age.
About LITC, it is a challenging endeavor, promoting community-led community change. We have an open house coming up in December if you'd like to come, let me know.
Hi Colette. Looks like this is going to be an interesting group. I wonder who else in the Valley will be drawn in. Have you seen the XO users page on the OLPC Wiki? Evidently groups like this are forming all over the country.
I spend my working life trying to encourage 'horses' to drink but they seldom do for various reasons and I become frustrated because deep down I believe this stuff works, but as I no longer have a class I cant show that.
It is really lovely to hear you say what you do with your kids. I would like to quote you in my presentations if that is alright with you?