I'm a teacher and lecturer in social sciences, currently working at Maghull High School and for the Open University.
I've been using the Internet integrally in my work for 8 years, including the use of Web 2.0 technology in and out of the classroom.
Some things I've learned along the way:
It's amazing how much work can be done on MSN, especially at exam time.
Trying to convince students that podcasting is the best thing they could ever get involved in is not easy.
Convincing colleagues is even harder.
VLEs never quite do what we would like them to do.
Writing your own web apps eats entire summer breaks.
The Internet rocks when it comes to learning and it's not so bad for teaching either!
Current and Past Work:
I bought my domain name (social-science.co.uk) in 2002 and built a simple html website, tried Moodle, thought I'd have a go at building my own version and here I am.
The current incarnation of my site features members' services, including practice exam questions, peer / tutor assessment, quizzes and quiz building, sharing of resources, online forums, discussion groups and just keeps growing all the time.
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I am also in the Classroom 2.0 session this evening. I am a partner in 2 proposals to the EU regarding Web 2.0. We are looking for Associate Partners. Please can you get back to me if this is of interest.
Hello Deb and welcome. I come from Australia and wanted to do exactly what you plan on the introductions page. By being a member here, I have been involved in so many online projects and is has been wonderful. Join some groups, make some friends, follow the discussions and the globe is yours.
Hi from Germany! My focus is on Web 2.0 apps in the classroom - feel free to check some of my sites.
Maybe you like to work on digital teaching methods - please consider to join my Group called DigiSkills with now 421 members on Classroom 2.0!