Hello World! Ok now that we got the geek pleasantries out of the way, my name is Jesus Moreno and I'm an IT guy. Now, I'm not the typical "my network must be protected and locked down" IT guy. I currently work for the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) in Kern County. Working for CTAP has helped me understand the need to have an open and manageable environment for curriculum and technology to mingle and promote student achievement. I'm always looking for what the next best technology practice will be in education. Stop by and say hi sometime :)
Hi I'm Jen. I teach at a small catholic school in western, PA. I work with middle school students, teaching 6th grade Science, 7th grade Digital Art, and 8th grade Journalism. I love using technology! I am constantly looking for new ideas.
Hello All, I am Lauren Coakley, the technology training coordinator for Mount Aloysius College, a small private college located in Cresson, Pennsylvania. I am located in IT Services and our department interfaces with students, faculty and staff every day. I train faculty and staff on software used by the college. I manage our primary course management system, Blackboard. My position has required me to teach Microsoft Office software to students. I am currently enrolled in the Wilkes University/Discovery Education Instructional Media graduate program. I hope to contribute to your discussions and to learn more about Ning and Web 2.0.
Hi my name is Jason Neuman. I am an Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) from Spring Hill, FL. Spring Hill is located about 30 miles North of Tampa, FL. As an ITS my main role is to teach teachers how to infuse technology into their curriculum. I hope to learn a great deal from this network.
Your job sounds really interesting. Our reality in Argentina is completely different to yours. How do children learn at school? I mean, do they have computers in their classrooms or they have a special computer lab where they go a certain number of times per week?
Welcome to classroom 2.0!
Nanci from Argentina.
In Toronto, Canada, most elementary school classrooms have a computer resource in the classroom. But the bulk of computers are in dedicated ICT labs or in school libraries or both.
Internet access through cable, DSL and dialup is ubiquitous here so the vast majority of homes are computer equipped. In addition smart phone use is widespread so that Internet access is widely available through wireless connections. This makes it viable to look at hosted applications for classroom use with products like Blackboard in many schools.
We deploy Recess (www.meetatrecess.com) this way making it easy for schools to build virtual classrooms online to parallel physical classrooms. The cost of hosted software like Recess at $49 a classroom per year is a fraction of the cost of buying the software for implementation and maintenance on a school-server.
Irish, teaching ICT in a school in Chesterfield (middle of UK) - first year teaching after 5+ years working in mobile telephony. Always inspired by networking, through any means, so look forward to gaining new ideas/insights from all here!
Hi folks - I'm somewhat new here; I've been checking out the site and webinars but haven't set up a profile until now. I work in Chicago with a grant program - Striving Readers. I work as the Technology Coordinator in 29 schools across the city and I provide professional development for teachers and work with Interventionists in designing intervention lessons that incorporate technology support for struggling readers. I am a reading specialist and teacher but working now in an administrative position.