Thanks, Obe! I went to sign up immediately and discovered that my email account was already in use. I was perplexed. I requested to reset my password and discovered that I already had an account. This was definitely a Homer Simpson moment. "Doh!" I added the Forum to my Google RSS reader and am delighted to be getting messages about the SmartBoard. I love this piece of technology.
Thanks again for the invite - and in this case the reminder that I already belong. I'll become more active.
Obe, I meant to get a message in here sometime but I'm just too ADHD to "compartmentalize" my time....
thanks so much for providing the online educational resources for your school district - just wanted you to know that Fairfax County teachers appreciate it! Now, I'll TRY my best to compose a more professional, pedagogically-inclined email in the future!!
I just joined MAC web 2.0 and I am really excited. Be sure to check out my profile. I am a 1st grade teacher and the CTL for my campus(computer technology liason). I train 1st and 2nd year teachers on basic computer skill applications required by my district. I have taught 18 years and would love to share ideas on how to get started on web 2.0 in as grade classroom. We are a MAC district and we also have 3 Smart boards on my campus. We have about 5,000+ plus students in our district and we are totally MAC across the district. Oh we are a K-5 campus. I hope to hear from you. I will be at the TCEA conference next week in Austin and hope to catch some great classes on web 2.0
With your work in Instructional Technology at your County Schools, 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.
Happy New Year! I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Virginia!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
RE: PPT @ China: I do have one I made about Mandarin (characters & symbols--studied Chinese calligraphy) and the history. Now, which flash drive is it on??? I'll try to find it, and I also just posted on my ITRT blog about a new site IBM has about the Forbidden City. It looks promising. I just started the ITMA program...no more travel for three years! When we saw you present, we felt like we were looking at a famous movie star ("It's H-I-M!")
Obe: I have a new teacher in my bldg. that was struggling to find resources and I showed her your website (linked to my blog). I thought she was going to cry! Thanks again for your hard work (starting my first semester in ITMA).