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At 5:13am on March 9, 2009, Lynn Gerrish said…
Anne, yes I teaching Accounting I and have three students taking Accounting II independently. I also teach Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing I and II, and MultiMedia. I'm on my way to school right now - we might get a full week in with no snow days!
At 3:30am on March 9, 2009, Sue Stones said…
Thanks Anne. It looks like there may be a lot I can learn here about ways to use online communication in education. It is a fast changing field, so there needs to be ways to deal with the volume of content and the number of innovations out there.

One thing I need to consider at the moment is the difference gender makes when approaching social networking. Are boys as keen on blogging as girls? Is an appropriate subject matter enough to get engage boys, or is it more successful to start with online forums or another approach.


At 6:05am on March 8, 2009, Govinda Prasad Panthy said…
Dear Anne,
It's been so long we've not chatted in skype. My computer is gone. I need to buy another motherboard which is really expensive, dn't know when i can buy new one. How's everything with you. Would you mind if i ask you to write to me in this id? or
At 3:10am on March 6, 2009, Deborah Kerwood said…
Hello Anne, Thank you for the welcome. I teach middle school sp.ed. here in Egypt, and I take online classes for my masters from UNE in the states. I am just beginning to get the hang of using technology with students. They are sure happy that!

At 3:00am on March 6, 2009, John Allan said…
28 hours! That must've been crazy. Have you considered a one year secondment to the Gulf region? Life is pretty soft here (UAE is a lot better) and you can generally get your projects done as well as your work. I'm leaving after 9 nine years to Canada to get back to a normal life for my family. My current focus is technology overload for second language teachers.
At 2:46am on March 6, 2009, John Allan said…

Where did you come from? The weather has improved recently and the sand has disappeared from the skies. There are so many conferences and on line collaboration groups I am getting confused. I am off to Dubai next weekend tot eh TESOL Arabia electronic village, then to Denver for the TESOL International conference to seek better ways of using technologies with language instruction.
At 4:18am on March 2, 2009, Prem Shankar said…

Thanks for the welcome note and the advice. I would surely try get the feedback of this community on the work we have done at

At 2:52am on March 1, 2009, Sylvianne Lambert-Hutchinson said…
Many thanks for your lovely welcome. I have taken your advice and started blogging my findings. The first post is about the Facebook I've used, I've also linked to our special area on the college website with lots of other ILT methods used. We are proud to be a TEN (Technology Exemplar Network) college in the UK, hope that this is useful.
Will post more updates when I get some time.
At 7:05am on February 23, 2009, Marge Arnold said…
Thank you for your welcome. I am certainly a digital immigrant, but I'm one who enjoys learning new technologies.
At 3:40pm on February 21, 2009, Thomas Dutton said…
Anne, Thankyou for your kind welcome - I am clearly new here, but hope to find my way around quite quickly. I'm looking forward to learning and sharing.
At 10:02am on February 21, 2009, Wendy Smith said…
Hello! I am pleasantly surprised to find such validation in your response. I feel like I exist...Thank you! Providence, RI is one hour south of Boston, MA. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US and it is not, in fact, an island. It is called the Ocean State because it has a lot of coast line. Since I am originally from California, I find it a little humbling to have this association. I am half-Mexican and miss California very much. Rhode Island is an interesting little place. Very manageable but my students suffer from a lack of exposure to diversity and global awareness. I suppose the argument could be made for many other places as well. Anyhow, my main concern is how to expose them to the larger world SAFELY. Again, thank you for your response.
At 4:59am on February 17, 2009, Aini Hussien said…
Hi Anne,

Was pleasantly surprised to get your message a short time too.... Well let me organize a bit and get back to you on the video conferencing project. We are very3 busy in school. Lots of activities and projects to do. I would contact you once I've sorted out on the class, the project and the medium (MSN or Skype) for the video conferencing. In the meantime, you could also discuss with your pupils on the kind of things they would want to share and embark on. Keep in touch!
At 9:07am on February 15, 2009, Scott Tiedens said…
Thank You! Like many others have posted, I am excited to be a part of this paradigm shift in education.
At 9:12am on February 13, 2009, Thatcher Bohrman said…
It is. My co-worker Todd Conaway and I are always saying how lucky we are to be riding this edge of education.
At 9:28pm on February 12, 2009, Cliffton Conatser said…
Thank you. I am new to all of this, but look forward to collaborating with everyone.
At 5:46pm on February 12, 2009, Rebecca Schatz said…
Thank you.
At 10:43pm on February 11, 2009, Lijun said…
Hi Anne,

I am a student at Georgia Tech in a class studying Online Communities. I am interested in Classroom 2.0 because of its unique outreach to educators. I would like to ask you about types of activities I can become involved in to better my understanding of the site. In addition, I would like to ask if you are interested in participating in an interview with me, about your own experience on this site. To find out more information, please visit .


At 8:01pm on February 10, 2009, Lijun said…
Hi Anne,

Thanks for your comment. Sorry for late reply. I just headed back from a NSF project meeting.

The Online communities class itself is f2f, but studying people's online experiences. I did take another class earlier which was totally online, using Elluminate for the class. It worked pretty well. Just at the beginning, we struggled a little bit with setting the environment ready. You know, people alway have some problem with technology at the first time. But later, things went smoothly. We had everything online: discussion by groups, presentation, etc.
At 9:15am on February 6, 2009, Herlina Surbakti said…
Hello Anne,

I am sorry I did not respond promptly. I have been very busy recently and did not have time to visit this site. I know I am going to learn a lot but I have to do it in a slow motion.
At 7:42pm on February 2, 2009, Barbara Recchio-Demmin said…
Hello, Anne!
Thank you for the lovely welcome message. I look forward to learning and sharing many things through the members of classroom 2.0


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