I have taught technology for 5 years now in one the most successful districts in South Carolina. I am always looking for new and innovative ways to bring technology into my classroom. Check out our SC wiki on Wiki for Kids done by my third grade students. We also have a few podcasts on Podbean. Our most current adventure with fourth and fifth grade students has been learning programing with Scratch. Oh, so very cool. Our district website a little tricky but I will copy the link to my new webpage that uses echalk a little later. I do have skype and a blog, but I am too lazy at the moment to copy the exact address in the spaces provided.
With your interest in Video Conferencing and Tech Education, 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.
Hope you had a nice winter break. I was wondering if you have any high school contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get students involved from South Carolina!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
Have you been connecting with other classrooms on skype? I'm teaching a small workshop next Wednesday and would love to connect with you just to show the participants how easy it is. Are you up for it? Are you still in school? Please let me know.
Sharon, I'm at Crowders Creek Middle school and I'm doing a career day stint with Skype. Would you be willing to call in and do a video conference about your job and how you teach using technology for our students. If you can, I'll get the exact dates and work out time with you.