I'm Sylvia Martinez and I've been blogging about 3 months now, at the GenYES blog. But I've been online most of my adult life, as an engineering student (WAY too long ago) we hung out on DARPA-net with teletype terminals. And asked people about the weather - so not much has changed ;-)
But now I work for Generation YES, so I get to talk to K-12 teachers and students all around the world about how to use technology to empower students and improve education. Starting a blog has been a very interesting personal and professional experience for me, and I've enjoyed it and learned so much. Also been twittering (smartinez) and hanging out in Second Life (Kay Idziak). So feel free to contact me in any of those ways too!
I'm Tom Turner. I am a technology specialist at an elementary school here in the Polk County School District in Central Florida. I've been blogging for about 8 months now and have enjoyed my brief time here in the edublogosphere. Everyone that I've met to this day has been very helpful and nice in helping me get up and running.
I did my first conference session last year on Using Digital Video in the Content Curriculum, to which sense it is now out of date in a little over a year. Hopefully I will have it redone in time for the FAME conference later this year.
Hi, my name is Jackie Blackman and I teach Religious Studies, Psychology and Critical Thinking at a secondary school in London.
I am really interested in using technology to increase motivation and attainment although I have lots to learn. It doesn't help that I have little access to computers in school. However, I do have a lovely new SMARTboard and so I am trying to think of interesting ways of using that.
I am also interested in thinking skills, philosophy 4 Children and the use of visual organisers etc.
I have 2 blogs - both are in their infancy. The first is one I intend to develop over the school holidays to use with students in September. The other is resources for teachers - most of the resources will be for RS teachers, but hopefully there will be things to interest other teachers too.
My name is Pamela June Pritchard. Lately, I have seen on the Internet several Pam Pritchard's, so I wanted to add that middle name for less confusion. I have been teaching elementary education for over 25 years and loving it. I am a true lifelong learner.
I live with my husband, Paul, in Worth, Illinois about 30 miles from Chicago. I currently teaching at Whittier School in Blue Island, Illinois. My interests are technology, gardening, and quilting. I am currently a student at Walden University.
I am looking forward to this social networking experience.
I've been teaching in Ulster County, New York for the past 15 years. I've taught 2nd, 4th, and for the past three years 5th/6th grade math. In the Fall I'll be returning to the Elementary School as their Technology Coordinator. WOOT! It's a new position and one I've been advocating for. I'll be responsible for (translate: Special Teacher) for 4th and 3rd grades and possibly a couple of 2nd grade classes. I'll be seeing my students for 40 minutes, once a week. I also teach graduate level courses in Educational Technology, Children's Literature, and Reading in the Content Area. I'm a recent convert to Second Life, where KJ Hax (Kevin Jarrett) and I are co-founders of SLolar Central on EduIsland II. Our mission is to provide a two-month residency as a 'bridge' for K-20 educators to have a 'home' and learn the basics of SL and its implication on their professional lives and how it might impact their students. If you're interested please feel free to send me a message.
I'm currently teaching as a Gifted Ed. teacher for students grades K-5 in Rockingham County Public Schools which is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I look forward to the conversations and sharing that this format allows.
Hi, this is Jo McLeay from Melbourne, Australia. I am a long time English teacher in a secondary school for girls teaching students from ages 12 to 18. I love to explore the use of connective tools in my pedagogy such as blogs and hopefully soon, wikis and podcasts. I love social networking and am very interested in discussion and research into how learning happens and consider myself to be a constructivist. I love writing and reading and speaking and meeting new people and helping students to be excited by learning. I blog at http://theopenclassroom.blogspot.com
My name is Graham Wegner and I hail from Adelaide, South Australia where I work as an ICT Coordinator and Classroom Teacher in a suburban primary school. I've been involved in educational blogging for two years now and have found Web 2.0 tools to be the most amazing way to connect to other educators and to skyrocket my professional learning. There are not a lot of educational bloggers from my part of the world but the ones that I do connect with are very dedicated. I am very comitted to raising awareness of the benefits of technology for learning and strongly believe that we will only move things forward on a global scale if we become conscious of the different ways education is delivered around the world, and the different viewpoints we can all bring to the table. My blog is at http://gwegner.edublogs.org
Hi my name is Tracy Hamilton. I'm from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. The last couple of year my career has taken a real turn and is pointing straight down an elearning path. I'm not completely clear where I am heading, but am looking globally for inspiration, knowledge, what's hot, what's new, and connecting with people that are discovering the same. I work in the health care field, however I have no clinical background, and we are just beginning to move our staff in to electronic teaching world.
It appears this community may have some really great resources and certainly extremely talented people to share ideas and gain suggestion from.