Valinda Collins - from Alabama -- I am teaching K-5 Computer classes this year -- a 'first' for our school to have a tech teacher and a 'first' for me to teach in this capacity. I love it -- the students love it. I appreciate so much knowing I can easily communicate with so many others about technology. Thank you! Validna
I recently took a position as a technology facilitator with Granville County Schools in North Carolina. I would appreciate advice/guidance from people who have designed ongoing staff development introducing teachers to the many tools available for use in their classrooms. How do you provide the depth needed for our more tech savvy teachers without overwhelming those who are not as comfortable with technology?
Hi! My name is Jennifer Rose. I am a former teacher of students with multiple disabilities. I left teaching after my son was born to allow myself to spend more time with him as he grew up. Now that he is in third grade and past the early elementary stuggles and more into the subjects my husband can and does help with, it is time for me to return to the classroom. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Education - Reading and Mathematics at Walden University. I hope to reactivate my teaching certificate either later this spring or early in the summer. I am excited to be taking part in an educational community after 7 years of working for a local manufacturing company.
I'm an eLearning Advisor at the Correspondence School in New Zealand. I may have been on this site a couple of years back in a previous role...but can't remember for the life of me with which email address.
I find Ning a great tool with which to foster communities of practice; its only as good as the people on it of course so I'll look forward to speaking with some of you - particularly any distance educators
I am a paraprofessional in the Portsmouth, NH, and I am also working on my under graduate degree in education. This site was recommended by Tom Daccord, from a November Learning seminar this past summer. I have been following on Twitter ever since and now have taken the plunge to actually join the ning. I love the info that is being shared and look forward to communicating.
Hi I am Paul Ho, a History teacher in Singapore. I have been teaching for close to 11 years now. I specialise in Modern World History (1900-1945) and Ancient Civilizations.
Currently I am actively involved in the Future Problem Solving Program and I am also a volunteer at local archaeological sites. I hope to be able to go for my first fieldwork sabbatical in the middle of 2010.
Peter Huestis here. I'm the new Upper Division (high school) Director at Casady School in Oklahoma City, OK. Glad I stumbled onto this resource. I look forward to lots of discussion and help from my new colleagues!
My name is Jeff Russell. I'm a 6th grade English teacher in the San Diego Unified School District. Currently I am on my 3rd year as a professional educator and couldn't be happier with my career choice. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone in this group does to incorporate technology into their classrooms. Online social networking seems like a really exciting new avenue that has opened up to education.
Hi, my name is Anna and I am very interested in web 2.0 and it's relation to teaching, however I mostly teach adults within businesses and am interested in doing this online - so very interested to hear tips from others. Great to find you all here :-)
Hi my name is Rob and I am a Technology Coordinator. I am looking forward to seeing how teachers around the globe are integrating technology and engaging students in learning with a multitude of tools at their disposal.