I am a middle school gifted education specialist living in the big sky country. I am a lifelong learner and lover of emerging technologies. I have a beautiful wife and two wonderful sons. I think the applications found in environments like Blogs, Wikispaces, Social Networks and read/write web tools have changed the way we need to teach our students. We need to catch up to many of our students because they are leaps and bounds ahead of us with regards to technology. I joined classroom2.0 because I want to be a better teacher; but I believe it will also help me become a better learner. I love to LEARN…It is like very good chocolate to me.
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.
Happy New Year! I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Montana!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Marco Morales; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham,MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. I found you when I searched for middle schools on classroom20, and since our project is specific to middle schools, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:
Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2008, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.
Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975. We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.
Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!
I love your page! I'm viewing your slideshow and saw that you've been adding things in Second Life. Its cool. I have to get back on SL at some point. Haven't been Enina since that one time. I think I need to get shot out of the canon again.
am not a teacher myself. i just happen to have parents who were teachers but i just happen to know the benefits of distance education so i am trying to link up with people who are willing to donate new or used computers and have them shipped here and we in turn donate them to schools here. I am into television and film directing and i have been able to develop an educative television program which is broadcast throughout the country. We have successfully finished with our first two seasons and we are currently looking for sponsors to start showing our third season. i will be grateful if you can team up with some colleagues of your and see if you can get some computers down here. You and your colleagues could also adopt a school here and collaborate with them. My connecting speed is just 128 kbps Thanks.
I am from Ghana and I'm just here to learn, contribute as well as link up with like-minded people who will be willing to share their experiences as well as help in spreading the concept of distance learning and adult education to Africa, which lags behind as far as education is concerned. hope to find a friend in you.