I work at a comprehensive Career and Technology center as a Graphic Communications and Printing Technology instructor. We have a 1:1 laptop intitiative and we use Moodle. I've been a techno-geek as long as I've been teaching - over ten years now.
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I lead the Tutor/Mentor Connection, based in Chicago and on the Internet. I encourage you to view a presentation created for me by a couple of students at the University of Indiana. I include a link to it on my http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
I've established a tutor/mentor forum at ning.com at and encourage you and your students to look at ways you can use your graphics skills to help mobilize and support volunteers in tutor/mentor programs serving Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Chicago, etc.
I think the Internet offers unique ways to engage youth in service, leadership and problem solving and the work the students at Indiana did is just one example of what's possible.
You know what's funny, is that I've been wanting to play around with Moodle, but can't get it installed on my host server. I do a lot of my stuff in DreamWeaver and Photoshop and feel like I've missed the boat when it comes to CMS. I like the flexibility I have with my own website, but I think there must be things I'm missing out on, exp. the interactive nature of forums and discussions. Maybe you could teach me more about Moodle! I've just recently made my own Ning but probably won't really use it until I figure out "how" I want to use it in the classroom. Have you explored these yet?