I'm a 4th grade teacher in NC and love all things technology. I am a NBCT, Den STAR, SMART Exemplary Educator and SMART Certified Trainer. I also work for the North Carolina Teacher Academy providing professional development for teachers in Science & Technology. I have the best job on Earth!
With your love of Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording conducted by Nellie Deutsch on Technology Integration.
Thanks for the links. I'll check them out. I hope we'll be talking and sharing soon. By the way, we had two more to certify for National Boards this year! Have you ever considered going to the national convention? It is in Atlanta this year. We should go. What do you think?
I just found you on this site. I love the picture with your boys. I also read you blog. When you have time, I'd love to talk to you more about getting laptops for the textbook monies. Our school is just beginning to discuss the possibilities. It sounds exciting.
We at Millis High School are very strong in the field of Web 2.0 and 21st Century Learning. We currently have two classes at MHS. Advanced Web 2.0 and Standard Web 2.0. Last year was the pilot year for Web 2.0, and it went so well they carried the returning students over to Advanced Web 2.0. Our class has created as Wiki, http://milliswiki.wikispaces.com, which we worked on last year and it is now completed. What we would like to do is Skype with other classes to talk about Web 2.0 using our Wiki as a resource. For younger students we can talk to them about Internet safety. We are open to any educational effort so we can apply Skype to the classroom.