Hello Claude. I am a general music teacher in Memphis, TN, and new to Classroom 2.0. I found your page while browsing the members area and wanted to invite you to participate in an online classroom/cultural exchange - your students/colleagues and my students communicating with each other, sharing their work and developing a global relationship (for lack of a better term). Please let me know if you would like to try this. It has proven to be a successful way for students to develop their communication skills and strengthen their appreciation for other cultures - nationally and internationally. I have a Voicethread posted on my page if you want to have a look - this would be an easy way for our students to communicate. We have also held live Google video chat exchanges. You can also check out my students' projects on our music web page at http://web.me.com/knrgreene/RMSMusicMediaNetwork/Welcome.html. Hope to hear from you!
Hello there, i'm a school teacher/administrator from Nepal. I run an elementary school for poor family rural children. I'm Govinda by my name. if u find me like minded person plz mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I've become a new member not too long ago and am very excited about this site. Needless to say as a new member I know no one. May I kindly invite you as a guest to my site (http://ntoond2.ning.com/). Any suggestions or comments you may have on how best to navigate the 2.0 world would be most appreicated.
Also, as a Swiss citizen would you care to share any sayings which are particular to your country on my site? For example, in the US one can say "Waste not, want not" or "Birds of a feather flock together", "A stitch in time saves nine"... and so on.
I'd be most greatful.
Thanks and hope to hear from you.
Dear Claude, thank you for accepting the invitation. I am looking forward to learning, sharing and collaborating within the ning and classroom 2.0 network. It is exciting and a great way to learn about new and emerging worlds.
The blog link is in fact http://socialnetrockstrue.blogspot.com/
I do apologise, I was having a play in ning sometime ago and forgot to change it.
The Australian Flexible Learning Framework has undergone updates and the URL is http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/go
@ Susan: my pleasure: it is great that you are on Classroom 2.0 too.
@ Mary: rather than on CD, if your students have access to broadband, they could upload their movies under a creative commons license of their choice on the Internet Archive http://www.archive.org for free - and have trailers for them (with links to the IA full versions) on http://www.youtube.com .
Thanks! Bavaria is great - I mean I was there as a tourist, skiing, and also in Munich for a big exhibition on Biedermeier design my husband was reviewing for a paper - a loooong time ago. It happened to be Oktoberfest time as well: at first we were slightly baffled - Guido in particular, because he didn't know German. So I taught him "Wir versaufen unsrer Oma ihr klein Häuschen", so that he could join in.
More seriously: I discovered the work you do with Web 2.0 through a ZDNet video on Web 2.0 you posted: this is great! I don't teach anymore, but I collaborate to a project aiming at making web 2.0 tools better known and more used in schools here. But I can remember my own and my colleagues' reluctance to use tech when I was a teacher. Back then, for instance, preventing students from borrowing mouse balls for more ludic uses was an issue ;-) Now there are new ones, like teachers being told by education authorities to use web-based apps and being prevented by the tech barriers set up by the same authorities to protect themselves from possible complaints...