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At 10:12am on January 31, 2009, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Gerald,

With your PhD work in Education 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.
At 8:11am on January 31, 2009, Dan Klumper said…
Hi Gerald. I am impressed with your quest for a PH.D. in educational technology. I'm a sixth grade teacher in Brandon, SD. social studies. I am a blogger. htt:// Check it out! any ideas, suggestions would be much appreciated
At 4:05pm on January 17, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Gerald. I was wondering if you have any colleagues and studetns who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at Please let me know. Thanks!
At 2:40am on December 27, 2008, Evan Morikawa said…

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this virtual Ning network is no exception. My name is Evan Morikawa. I am a 20 year old student from Olin College of Engineering (near Boston). I am a part of a group of six Olin students who are taking a year off to pursue interests in education, entrepreneurship, design and technology, which brought us to the logical project of a business that designs collaborative software for schools! I found you in a search for "middle school" on Classroom2.0, and since our project is specific to middle schools and uses new learning technology, I thought you might be interested. Our company is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

We are working under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media and tools: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum, and internet-based software. 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. More importantly, and unlike many of our competitors, our software will empower teachers to better integrate higher level thinking skills, individualized learning, goal setting, reflection, and effective feedback and evaluation. 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 and individual teachers will want to use to improve their students' learning in and out of the classroom.

Our team is currently trying to win an idea competition on You can find us at 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 at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start. Note that winning this contest will raise $10,000, a large and useful sum of money for a web-based company running on “sweat equity” and minimal costs.

Feel free to email me back, post on my profile, check out, or do anything you like!

Evan Morikawa
At 9:33pm on August 6, 2008, Kevin said…

Hi, this is Kevin. Hope your summer is going well and you had some time to relax.

I've started a new Ning network for Middle School Science Teachers and I thought you might like to join. I thought it would be really good to have just middle school science teachers share some of their labs, demos, concerns, what works and what doesn't about teaching this level. Hope to see you there.

Thanks, Kevin
At 4:41pm on June 30, 2008, Mark Horney said…
Here is a report from Teacher's College that might be of some assistanceolpc_kappa.pdf
At 10:09am on June 16, 2008, Matt Christensen said…
Thanks again, Gerald! I now understand that almost every addition is possible by using html text that someone else has fortunately written. (You could earn a Ph.D. in blog assistance, too, by the way--an honorary one or something...)
At 11:06pm on June 15, 2008, Matt Christensen said…
And please tell me how to embed YouTube or TeacherTube videos. Thanks a lot for your time and expertise, Gerald.
At 11:04pm on June 15, 2008, Matt Christensen said…
Gerald--At your teachingownership blog, I noticed an "On the Media" (The News Tower) bar that I could hear audio with (an NPR story about the new noises in classrooms). How did you do this? I'd like to incorporate something like it, or adopt it, please.
At 5:59pm on June 13, 2008, Matt Christensen said…
Isn't that what the famous Marzano wrote once? That his research indicated that the best teachers had never stopped learning (formally and informally)?
At 5:50pm on June 13, 2008, Matt Christensen said…
You're a doctoral student in Educational Technology! Bravo! (I'm an MA student in Comparative Literature at the University of South Dakota. Working to teach community college literature/composition during the summers--and maybe weekends.)
At 7:22am on June 12, 2008, Bud Hunt said…

I'd love to touch base. I'm teaching today until 3:30MST, but perhaps early next week, on Monday, we could discuss the XO and what I've noticed? is the best way to get in touch at the present.

Looking forward to it!
At 10:45pm on April 21, 2008, Britt Gow said…
Hi Gerald,
We are +8 hours GMT, so "Skype" may be difficult in school time with students. However, I am happy to have a play with it at home once I have downloaded the software and had a few practise gos. If your students would like to meet some of our students, all our year 7 to 9's have their own blogs. If you go to all the students are down the right hand side.
At 2:52pm on January 22, 2008, Laura said…
Hi! I'm a PhD student too and my research will probably be about the use of web 2.0 applications in foreign languages teaching/learning process. Maybe we will have the opportunity to exchange experience and ideas!
At 4:10pm on January 18, 2008, CIndyLane said…
So how do you have two dogs for friends???
At 9:23pm on January 9, 2008, CIndyLane said…
GERALD...I OWE YOU BIGTIME...what a great presentation and what an honorable man you are to share this powerful presentation...YES, I'm going to show is exactly what I need and I HOPE HOPE HOPE, half of the admin people "get it"....You are AWESOME!!! I bow to you...Cindy Lane


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