I am Graeme Smith, a multimedia lecturer in Fife Scotland. I have been a member of this site for a good while now but have been a bit of a silent member which I hope to change over the coming months.
I teach in further education covering beginner to BSc (Hons) level, so quite a diverse range. Last year I completed a teaching qualification. It was quite intense but all said and done I had to choose a group of learners, discuss and evaluate how I teach then reference it to literature so that I could prove that someone says I'm doing it the right way... the truth be told, I don't teach like that at all and I have strong views that in many cases that i shouldn't be expected to teach the way it says in a book or the way they did 60 to 100 years ago,
I use web 2.0 daily in class and if I'm showed a way to do something I'll try and find a different/better way (I suppose it has a hint of the Edupunk although this is a term I am not keen on), also I'm always willing to listen to my students and although I might be a subject expert, I certainly don't claim to know it all.
So... with all that in mind... I am starting a PhD in September looking at this. As I said, I've been a silent member for a while (over a year I believe), I visit regularly and have read so many interesting discussions and have gained so many ideas on innovative ways to do things in the classroom. I'm hoping that, in fact, I'm sure that during my research I will be able to use this site and The Future of Education to generate discussions of my own or get very honest feedback and/or thoughts on ideas I might have.
Sorry for the seriously long-winded introduction but there you go, so now it's time to see what groups are of interest to me and try to use this site to its potential.
Nice connecting with you in this forum. Web 2.0 is powerful,Google app provides free applications for teachers and i have used a number them.Which web 2.0 tools were you using? Which university is offering you the phd- i would be interested too- I am an alumni of Dundee masters in medical education 2000.
I taught in a traditional high school English classroom for about four years, and now I currently work as an English Expert for the first cyber high school here in Michigan. When I taught in the traditional classroom all my students had been assigned personal Macbooks, so I have a ton of experience with all the Mac applications and multimedia composition. I'm currently pursuing my Master's in Writing.
I'm currently reading What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly, it's a very interesting read so far!
Greetings from Canada!
My name is Heidi Siwak and I am a grade 6 teacher from Hamilton, Ontario Canada. I am currently documenting the transformation of my classroom into a 21st century place for learning. My husband Jeremy, is an IT professor at Humber College and I have two daughters: Lauren and Hannah. Thanks Classroom 2.0 for letting me in!
Have a great day,
Thank you for contributing great ideas in facilitating the learning of mathematics- seen your blog and it simply great.
I'm a primary teacher from Bulgaria. All Internet resources i like and worksheets for children. Glad to be a member of the classroom with all of you!
Can you share your links to use for classroom instruction, your resources and worksheets that you use?
I'm new in the classroom and I would be very instructive to verify your methods with my education!