I am doing well. I was thinking of your plums when I saw that my persimmons are really producing. Our wild sand plums were not very fruitful this year. It may have been too wet. They like a semi-arid prairie.
I gave three presentations this summer, and I ustreamed one recently with the help of GingerTPLC. It is rather amusing to see your own personal quirks on video.
I hope your area will come out of the drought. Ours took five years before it really broke, and the last two were terrible.
Can't wait to see what other new tech stuff you are up to this year. I have put your blogs on my blogroll.
Thanks for the welcome, looking forward to exploring more. Really looking forward to introducing this technology to the Japanese department. The little bit we have done so far this year has really sparked an interest. Students were thrilled to be able to record their oral conversations on mobiles and send them to me.
Thanks for the welcome, Anne. I'm already feeling re-energised reading and exploring the forums/blogs/members in C2.0. Sometimes I find it hard to stay motivated when I feel like I'm the only only doing these things in my school
Thanks stopping by and saying hello. I have just read in one of your posts that you are blogging with your students. I am trying to set up blogging accounts for my students with " edublogs". Which company are you using for your blogs?
I just stumbled across a post of yours in the content and technology group. You mentioned that you had used digital story telling using photostory. I teach at the 5th grade level, ages 9-11 or so, and two teachers share about 50 students. This past school year (we're on summer break at the moment) my teaching partner and I used photostory3, as well as storytelling alice from www.alice.org, and a small project using voicethread.
One of the things that I think would be really fun to do is to eTwin with another school, particularly one from another country, and share some digital stories. If I'm not mistaken, you said you teach in Australia. If we could work it out, is this something you might be interested in doing?
thankyou for your message but there's a misundestanding. I'm from Italy, I don't teach italian. I'm a science and chemistry teacher. I'm sorry for my poor english but, you know, Italy is not famous for its school system, is it?
I think the part that i love so much is the "pay rise" and am glad you have a supportive leadership,its great news you know!
i will be starting my teaching career by September and will hopefully be teaching Biology or health science, between the age range of 14 and up in Abuja Nigeria- Abuja is the Federa Capital Territory of Nigeria.
For now i'm just making the neccessary preparations.
I appreciate you anne....
This project aims at European schools and is funded by the European Commission. We have partners from Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Portugal, Italy, France and Spain. With the funding we are able to visit our partnerschools and discuss about our project. I must say that we are waiting for the approval from the commission to start the project. I think we will know the end of this month. I will keep you informed, is this OK for you ?
I'm so glad to know I have a new friend. Perhaps we can have our students communicate about some hot topics during the school year. We begin in late August. I hope by then I will have a good idea of what I am doing and where to begin. My skills are questionable and negotiating time will be tricky, but I am keeping an open mind and I'm sure with people like you support is just a few clicks away! Glad to know your on board.
I have a blogging question for you. In your experience what would you say are the minimum technology access requirements to sustain blogging successfully? In my circumstances I will be lucky to get 1.5 hours of lab time/week, and I have other projects and activities in mind beyond blogging for that time, too. Many but not all of my students have access at home, but I would like this to a class strategy, not "homework"--though if they are engaged in it, I am sure they will pursue it out of school.
So, in your experience how much computer time does a 11-12 year old student need to become a successful blogger?
I appreciate you opinion on this.
Thanks for the welcome note.
i am presently preparing myself for the new job which will commence by September. I will be teaching Biology though
And i hope to learn and share so much with you on classroom 2.0