I am an instructional technology consultant, author, speaker and former classroom teacher.
My books and ed-tech projects:
-Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers, by Teachers, a book published by M.E. Sharpe (June 2008)
-Best of History Web Sites, a history web portal at http://besthistorysites.net and a book published by Neal-Schuman (November 2007)
-EdTechTeacher at http://edtechteacher.org, an edtech professional development provider with resources, tutorials, and lesson ideas
-Summer Teaching with Technology Workshops at Boston University: http://edtechteacher.org/workshops
-The Center for Teaching History with Technology at thwt.org, an organization to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.
-Teaching English with Technology at tewt.org, designed to help K-12 english and language arts teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.
-creator of the National Council for Social Studies Community Network: http://ncssnetwork.ning.com/
-The "Great Debate of 2008" wiki and online social network for students to explore and discuss 2008 presidential election issues.
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My name’s David and I’m a history teacher in Queensland, Australia. I use a lot of podcasting and online tools with my classes and am always looking for new ideas.
I host a group on diigo (it’s similar to delicious and very popular with teachers) for history teachers to share links, ideas and resources. It’s at http://groups.diigo.com/groups/history-teachers.
Please come along and join and share any sources or resources you use with the rest of us. See you there.
Ancient & Modern History Teacher
Sheldon College, Capalaba.
I was just reading a discussion about blogging where you participated and left some very interesting suggestions. I was wondering if you would like to join a group I have started, where good tips like the ones you gave here and in your websites would be welcome. Please consider joining www.teach-with-internet.ning.com
With your impressive work in Instructional 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.
We at Millis High School are very strong in the field of Web 2.0 and 21st Century Learning. We currently have two classes at MHS. Advanced Web 2.0 and Standard Web 2.0. Last year was the pilot year for Web 2.0, and it went so well they carried the returning students over to Advanced Web 2.0. Our class has created as Wiki, http://milliswiki.wikispaces.com, which we worked on last year and it is now completed. What we would like to do is Skype with other classes to talk about Web 2.0 using our Wiki as a resource. For younger students we can talk to them about Internet safety. We are open to any educational effort so we can apply Skype to the classroom.