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At 8:38am on January 1, 2009, Chris Llewellyn said…
Great stuff Brian. Glad you've enjoyed London. I haven't been back to Fortnums since it was refitted, but have heard good things about it.

Impressive photos! Are you based in China at the mo?
At 5:24pm on December 28, 2008, Cindy Gajus said…
Well two in a row!!! Who is laughing now? The parking lots looked barren and everywhere around you empty seats are found. Oh well, maybe next year. My whole family went to the game and we left after the third quarter.
At 5:22pm on December 28, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Brian,

With your work in Education Technology, 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.
At 9:27pm on December 27, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…
Hi Brian,

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 has taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' groun, 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 You can find us at . 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, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 6:41pm on December 26, 2008, Cindy Gajus said…
Hi Brian, What did you think about the game last week. Bengals defeated the Browns it was ugly! I will be attending the game this Sunday and I hope a repeat performance can happen. Never, ever, give up on the Bengals! Even though right now you can buy anything with the Bengal logo on it for at least 50% off.
At 7:48pm on December 23, 2008, Joanna Huang said…
Hi, Brian,

Thanks for the friendly welcome. I am only a beginning learner in using technology. Looking forward to learning together with everyone through Classroom 2.0, so that I can improve my language teaching strategies. :)
At 2:57am on December 19, 2008, Vivian Mat said…
hi Brian,
that was really surprising. would love to catch up. viviana
At 10:22am on December 16, 2008, Vivek Sharma said…
Hi Brian,
Yes, Teachers are the same the world over!
At 9:12pm on December 15, 2008, David Robb said…
Thanks for welcoming me. Good to be here for some networking.
At 8:56pm on December 13, 2008, Vivian Mat said…
hi brian,
great! it's one of the most viewed videos in teachertube and i absolutely loved it and agreed with it 100% that's why i bookmarked it. see you later.
At 1:46pm on December 12, 2008, Cindy Gajus said…
Hi Brian we had a tablet meeting and that day we were given information about classroom 2.0 It appears to be a great place for resources and to collaborate with other teachers. I bet you really miss the Bengals this year or perhaps you were a Browns fan!
At 11:46am on December 4, 2008, maestrajohnson said…
Hi Brian,
I was in London last month- great place! I had to ask someone what mind the gap meant- it was all over the place. Funny I thought they were promoting book , LOL!
Nice to meet you.
At 3:11pm on November 25, 2008, Bryan SCHOLES said…
Hi Brian - thanks for the welcome. I am currently in a motel and don't have regular access to the Internet but will hopefully become more involved with this group as time goes on. I have renounced Facebook as a colossal time waster, except for finding old friends, and Twitter is even worse. I'm more of a one-on-one email kind of guy. I'm hoping Classroom 2.0 will give me a better and more meaningful social networking experience. Cheers, Bryan
At 9:19pm on November 19, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Brian,

You could talk to them about using web based power point presentions platform. So if they use power points, or want their students to see a lesson later later that they could convert to power point you could use authorstream or Wiziq's platforms
At 11:13pm on November 15, 2008, Sara Best said…
Thanks for the welcome Brian! Sorry the blog comment didn't go through. I do have comment moderation on, but no reason it shouldn't work. I've taken off the comment moderation if you'd like to try again. Thanks! Look forward to collaborating here.
At 10:56am on November 4, 2008, Vivek Sharma said…
Thanks Brian, teachers ARE the same world over. I am here as a student, to learn the advances in the ICT for the teachers.
At 6:32pm on November 2, 2008, Jack Etter said…
Thanks Brian.... I work in aa middle school and have the most increadible teachers and students to work with.... I am always looking for schools that want to coolaborate on projects either online or through video conferencing.... I will be in touch...
At 9:36pm on October 24, 2008, Richard said…
Hi Brian,

Thanks for the welcome. I have been 'overseas' for 15 years now and have done a wide number of things. Teaching credentials is something I have in my back pocket, so to speak, and decided to get back in the classroom. I love teaching. It is all about the students.

I am keenly interested in Web 2.0 in the classroom. Specifically, how I can shape the students' use of social networking for learning. So far, they use it as a diversion.
At 2:00pm on October 21, 2008, Stephen Kendall-Jones said…
Hi Brian,
Thanks for the 'welcome to classroom 2.0' message. So you will get to see our beautiful country on the Amazing Race. Fame at last!! We might even get more teacher exchanges as a result.
We are back to front to the USA. Summer is finally here. End of school year in 7 weeks and 3 days (not that I am counting) and we are a day ahead of you on the calendar.
We also don't have tech teachers in most elementary nor middle schools. This is in spite of each classroom having 13 computers and a smart board at my school. Guess we are all supposed to be tech teachers! If you want any comparisons between the USA and NZ just ask.
Love your China pictures. Stay in touch.

Auckland, New Zealand.
At 1:10pm on October 18, 2008, Gina Archer said…
Hey Brian:
Nice to hear from a fellow IT teacher. Schools here are a lot different then in Canada. I can't comment on the schools in the U.S.
I bet the school you saw in london was very old. They really have a lot of character and are quite beautiful. Do you teach in the elementary system?


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