Please introduce yourself, let us know a little bit about you, and where you are from.

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Hi everyone! Rani from NYC here. I work at a non-profit, in a group that concentrates on College Readiness. I am interested in any cool new trends and tools in the education space. This seems like the perfect place for that!
Hello Rani, welcome to Classroom 2.0
Donnie
Hi Don! Thanks for the welcome =)
Hey,

Michael Mains II here. Moving to Goose Creek, SC, USA to start teaching Math at Stratford High School in the fall. Currently finishing up a M.Ed. @ Clemson. Originally from Columbia, SC, USA. Interested in effectively using technology in the math classroom.
Welcome Mike! This website is great. I'm sure you'll find a lot of useful tools here =)
Hi there, I'm from Rome, Italy. I'm a university student thinking to leave my country to study abroad...maybe here I can find some suggestions about my choice :)
Buon Giorno Ale,

I am a college professor in Florida USA. I am trying to introduce my students to students abroad. Why don't you consider logging into my class web site. It will be open in August, when my class returns. We are going to be having discussions there about education, but maybe you can meet some students and make acquaintances that will help you decide about America.
the address is:
http://teachingcafe.ning.com
Hi, everyone! My name is Joanna and I'm currently a media specialist in a public school located in central PA. I've been working there for six years and had the wonderful opportunity to build the library from the ground up. I am currently still taking graduate courses, as I am always eager to learn new things in order to improve my students' experiences.

I'm looking forward to hearing everything that Classroom 2.0 has to offer!
Joanna
Hi, my name is Professor Vigliotti. I teach at the State College of Florida. This fall I am teaching a diversity course, and I have started a ning site where my college students can post weekly classroom discussions and meet students from other counties, states and other countries.

I am inviting anyone who is interested to log in and join for collaborations between classrooms. The link is

http://teachingcafe.ning.com

I think this will really open up opportunities for my students and other students to learn about diversity and introduce the use of technology in a classroom that traditionally doesn't use it.

I am really excited about these new 2.0 technologies and we are all just experiementing and learning how to make the best use of them in the classroom.

I would love some input.

Prof. Vigliotti
I encourage you to take a look at this blog and the links to a class at DePaul University in Chicago. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2009/11/voices-of-depaul-students.html

Students in a "coming to Chicago" class divided into teams and used the maps at http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com to learn about the demographics of different neighborhoods of Chicago. They wrote about what they were learning on their blogs. If you use maps like this, your students can not only meet people from diverse backgrounds, but can build an empathy and understanding of the different challenges faced by people from different areas.

That can lead to a whole world of interactions that might take place on social media and in your classroom as a result.
Hi Daniel,
I am very interested in your blog and map page. I am going to see how I can apply it to my intro to diversity class. My goals in the class are aligned with yours; to teach empathy, familiarity and strategies to new and upcoming teachers to various types of students.
Thanks for the good recommendation,
Anna
I encourage you to use the http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com forum, or this space, as a place to brainstorm with us and others ways to engage students in this type of learning. What you do can be an example to others.

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