I'm excited to be connected to such a large and diverse group of educators. I have 10 years teaching experience and 2 years teaching as an instructional technology specialist for a regional cooperative (Monroe #1 BOCES) in Rochester, NY. A colleague and I serve 10 large school districts in eastern Monroe County.
Recently, I have been saying that I am tired of just understanding Web 2.0, I want to use it. While I have been teaching blogging, podcasting, wiki-ing, and the like to hundreds of teachers I don't feel as though anything is sticking. A change is needed. So, I've decided to join the edublogosphere and try to create my own learning community. Thus far it has been a success, simply look at the group here at Classroom 2.0. I have lots of "friends" that I can connect with and help support. I want to participate. I want to learn. I want others to learn from what I am doing here in Web 2.0.
So, I look forward to meeting more of you online or in person and learning from you how you blog, podcast, wiki, etc. How you connect curriculum, how you ignite personal learning within teachers and students (and administrators) as well as within yourselves.
Please feel free to send me a IM, Tweet, e-mail, comment, etc. I'm trying to connect with whom i can by commenting and helping out in anyway I can. Isn't that what this is all about?