My name is Ryan Bretag, an instructional technology coordinator in Northbrook, IL. Before joining the administrative ranks, I spent five years teaching high school English in a CyberEnglish environment and one year as a technology facilitator.
I've been blogging for just over six months on instructional technology and just recently began blogging for Technology & Learning under my avatars name, Existential Paine. As an English teacher, my students started blogging (or something close to it) in late 2002 as part of CyberEnglish though we didn't know it at the time :-) -- we simply created individual discussion boards for each student for which they could have their own space to read, reflect, and write with people beyond the isolated walls of the classroom and school.
Today, I'm blessed to be working with the most insprining educators and administrators who fully support the vision of instructional technology.
It is great to be part of such a wonderfully diverse group of educators, technologists, administrators, and bloggers. I look forward to amazing times here at EduBloggerWorld.
I am a career educator in Cottonwood Heights (Salt Lake City), Utah, and fascinated by the speed of Educational Technology. It boggles my mind to be surrounded by-and in touch with-some of the 'giants' in the field...I started a blog a few weeks back and scrambling to learn as much as fast as I can...
I'm a special education teacher in a tech-savvy 5th grade Collaborative (Inclusion) classroom on Long Island, New York. I'm also the webmaster for my elementary school. This September, I'm going back to college as a graduate student for a masters degree in Educational Technology. I'm looking forward to connecting with all of you super tech savvy educators in the flat space of EduBloggerWorld.
Hi everyone. I am an avid "tech-adict" -- always in search of better ways to assist children to become informed productive world citizens. Presently, I am working with a central Maine school district as their Educational Technology Director. I continue to be amazed at how much I learn daily from being part of groups like this.
I'm Jeannine Ortiz, an ELA teacher from Long Island, NY. I'm the technology coordinator as well and am really becoming enmeshed in all of the latest tools available. I aid the teachers in my school with all of their technology needs and try to encourage them to explore new ways of teaching and getting students to create, produce and think for themselves. I love what I do and only wish I had more time to do it. I have a three year old AND a four year old who command most of my time out of school. Thank God for them, but boy do they wear me out. I love the beach and sailing, and Long Island is the best place for both of those. I just spent four blissful hours on the beach with my kids, who love it as much as I.
I joined this blog because I'm looking for inspiration, information, and communication. Currently I'm a bit splintered; I'm making podcasts, imovies, classroom blogs, wikkis, etc. . . and I'm trying to narrow my scope and focus on a few tools to help streamline my 7th grade classes. I'd like to run a strictly electronic classroom, but that's just one of my fantasies. You know you're over forty when your fantasies focus on reducing your paperwork. I look forward to making some new friends here.
I am a teacher-librarian in the Philadelphia burbs. I've been an edtech writer and speaker for around ten years.
I've been blogging and playing around with 2.0 applications for over two years now and I am thrilled with the new engagement I see in my learners and the connections I am making myself. This is the coolest time ever to be a teacher and a learner.
I hope to expand my students' networks over the next year and I hope that some of you will be interested in partnering with Springfield students and teachers.
I think we need to create a site/wiki/ning/whatever that makes it easier for teachers to do exactly what you are wanting to do. In other words, if I want to join a "Horizon Project" type group, where can I go to find teachers with similar goals.
Perhaps there's something like that already out there?
I am an ardent internet participant, with a keen interest in online community from the changes within industrial age institutions as they try meet with participatory culture, to the role of social software will play in everyday life.
My background is in communications studies, digital media and film. I have a degree in Communications & Interactive Multimedia at Edith Cowan University. I have worked in education and media environments in Japan and Scotland. Presently I'm employed as Senior Curriculum Officer in ICT at the Department of Education, Western Australia working to assist teachers effectively integrate ICTs into their student's learning.
I'm a Technology Resource Facilitator at Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China. I've been involved in many online projects and I'm in the process of moving our school to a 1:1 program 6-12 over the next 3 years. China has been my second overseas posting. Before here I worked in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia for 3 years and before that in the States.
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!