Location: indiaStandard Set Answer:
i want learn java
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Connected educator from Columbus, OH. Looking to build a PLN around uses of technology to integrate reading and writing instruction into free and accesible platforms. Sebastian Thrun is my hero.
Location: Columbus, OHStandard Set Answer:
I feel like teachers constantly reinvent the wheel when it comes to instruction. This has me thinking that we should all find more ways to collaborate, even if it means forming teams across state and national borders. Teachers need a smooth way to work as one so that we can collaboratively recycle content and work as one when our needs overlap. Maybe P2PU can be this catalyst.
This draws me to P2PU and Connected Educator where the teachers are already actively thinking about ways to connect and collaborate digitally. I feel I have plenty to learn from these individuals, and this learning experience could be as much about meeting mentors and collaborators as it is about content.
By participating, I want to gain access to the years of experience posted here by other working educators. I want to find ways to cut down on multitasking so that I can pare down my information diet and focus on a few sources of information. I want to contribute to the community and form teams where we can divide and conquer tough projects. I also want to see how things are done in classrooms around the country.
I am also willing to help with the study organization in any way that I am qualified.
Salvador Contes Jr. is a passionate educator who believes that learning is the key to success. He focuses his efforts in empowering students and in assisting them in unleashing their academic prowess. He prides himself in the ability to meet the needs of our youth in the K-12 environment and to inspire them to achieve above and beyond their ability.
Mr. Contes is currently the Assistant Principal of Poughkeepsie HIgh School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education from New York City Technical College (CUNY) and a Master of Science in Education Administration from City College of New York (CUNY). Mr. Contes is also "All But Dissertation" status towards his Doctorate in Computing for Education Professionals from Pace University.
Previously, Mr. Contes was the Director of Instructional Technology at Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the "original three" specialized high schools in New York State. He was responsible for leading the efforts in technology in the newly constructed ITTC, a $20 million dollar media project to create a hub for information and instructional technology.
Prior to Brooklyn Tech, Mr. Contes was the Director of Information Technology Programs for the NYC Department of Education. He was responsible for technically and financially sustaining the various IT programs in secondary schools. He was responsible for overseeing the expenditure of $400K in Carl D. Perkins funding.
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2. Connecting with edtech people.
3. Sorry unable to.
Location: Berkeley, CAStandard Set Answer:
The Mills College Lesson Study Group, which is where I currently work as a Research Associate, is in the process of creating two online networks to support teachers and sites involved in our two IES-funded projects throughout the school year. I want to learn as much possible so that we can provide the best experience for our educators/participants/members.
I hope to achieve knowledge and additional resources that will aid in the above.
Nope, I currently have more than enough on my plate.
Taught Art for 18 years in a post primary school in Dundalk, Ireland and now working in teacher Continuing Professional Development with the NCTE (www.ncte.ie - now itself a part of the Professional Development Service for Teachers in Ireland).
Location: Drogheda, IrelandStandard Set Answer:
I have followed the work over the last few years that is being contributed to the various open conferences such as the K12 Online and others and am interested in following and connecting with other educators. It's also a great way to see how new thoughts and ideas are being approached and developed in education.
I hope to connect with other educators (my favourite method would be through Twitter @fboss ). I would also like to take part in some of the events as well as to share my thoughts and ideas too with others.
I don't know what this entails, but am usually up for getting involved (time permitting). However, feel free to get in touch to discuss further.
I have been in public and private education for over thirty years in a variety of capacities. My experiences range from teaching elementary multi-grade to working with medically fragile, multi-handicapped children, running a day care center to designing an academic program for middle school students placed out of the public school system. These, and other educational experiences, have lead me in search of a more effective and successful way to educate our children.
For the past few years I have taken my vision and melded it with the growth of technology and OER to design curriculum which I currently use with children in Africa. My hopes are to network with organizations and individuals wishing to develop a K-12 seamless gaming curriculum that could be used internationally.
Location: South Acworth, NH, USAStandard Set Answer:
Technology, OER, CCSS, global education, collaboration, apps., iTunes, iPads, iPods, Droids, smart phones, and the list continues to grow. We may have difficulty trying to keep up with it all but those digital natives are pros. They Tweet, the text, they post and they blog. And despite an educational system that can't get out ot the 1800's, they learn. But not necessarily in school when they have to rid themselves of real time learning for those "one fits all" textbooks. The adults are all worried about "No Child Left Behind" and the hoops they have to leap through to try to have all children reach AYP. I find it most ironic that just by the nature of how schools continue to deliver education, we leave behind all students that don't fall between the lines of a give grade. We know learning doesn't happen as the same pace or way for everyone yet we continue to try to homogenize.
Perhaps it's time to listen to what the kids are trying to tell us. Some are able to tell us in an acceptable and creative fashion while others see very little alternative to escape from the situation other then through unacceptable behaviors.
It is my hope by joining this group I might tempt you away from the routine with the possiblilties of enjoy the exploration of learning with your students, the possibility of using your training and skills effectively directing them to individuals when they need it. Perhaps the carrot of behaviors and discipline issues melting away would entice you. Or being a part of a global community collaborating together to improve education, not just in the US but all around the world through designing a global curriculum continuum. And if you are caught, as we all are, in paying higher and higher school taxes for little to show for the increase in cost - maybe the idea of that budget actually going down 10,20, 50% because the curriculum is designed using Open Educatioal Resourcs.
If I haven't convinced you that change is possible perhaps you will go and watch our website. Take the idea for a test drive and see how it feels. Experience the thrill of global collaboration and the excitement of children as they share knowledge and learning experiences.. But don't turn your backs on it and pretend that it doesn't exist. "The future is now. Will you be ready?"
I am a primary school teacher. I teach both in Hungarian and Romanian language. I live in the "middle" of Transsilvania, (Romania).
I have 20 years experience in teaching.
Location: Romania, EuropeStandard Set Answer:
I'm interested in developing my skills as an educator for the benefit of my students. I'm fully avare that I have to use online tools for a really performant education.
I'd like to meet new people, as interested in education as I am, and I hope to develop new skills participating in this course.
I'm afraid that I can't help much in the study group organization, I'm not familiar with the American teaching methods and topics.
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I am interested in this topic because I am an educator, and I like to expand my skills and knowedge.
I hope to learn new tools for my teaching toolbox
I am interested in helping with study group organization in areas I feel comfortable sharing with others.
Mom, EdTech Geek, Innovator, change agent and not very good and mkaing or reading recipes...
Location: CalgaryStandard Set Answer:
I am interested because I am overwhelmed with Connected Ed this month, and this gives me one place to "focus" on wha I am learning....
I hope to help get some better ideas on what to learn and how to learn.
I can help if you need me to:)
I have been a classroom teacher for 36 years. I love it more today than ever thanks to the ingtegration of technology. My fourth graders and I have so much fun each day on our learning journey. Why not connect and collaborate with us? We love Skying, blogging, glogging, and so much more.
Location: New Orleans, LAStandard Set Answer:
I wanted to share with others about the benefits of being a connected educator. It can transform you as a teacher. I hope to lend some guidance to others who want to become connected. I have signed up to tweet for this group on Sunday, August 6.
I am an English Teacher, Intel Trainer, Den Star & Techno Geek who is trying to improve education one tweet, blog and wiki at a time. Online since 07-2009
Location: New Orleans, LouisianaStandard Set Answer:
What made you interested in this topic?
What do you hope to achieve by participating?
Are you interested in helping with the study group organization?
Chemistry & Physics teacher at rural high school (2nd career, or is it 3rd <g.>) - 2 yrs exp.
BS Chemistry, BA Physics, PhD Biophysics, industrial R&D experience, doctoral & postdoctoral research in biomedical sciences
Location: Elizabeth, WVStandard Set Answer:
I'm always looking for new ideas of how to incorporate technology in the classroom (in a way that enahances learning).
I hope to share ideas with fellow educators.
Engaging or enraging at Western Kentucky University since 2004 as an instructor in writing and literature and as a tech liaison for WKUWP.
I have just finished working with an intern on blogging and just completed a summer tech academy for the Kentucky Writing Project.
I raise sheep with my wife on a 50 acre farm in Hart County, KY on the sometimes wild and wooly Bacon Creek. I love poetry, online classes and gardening.
Location: Cave Country, KYStandard Set Answer:
My favorite literary quote is from E.M. Forster--always connect.
Want to connect with others as they gather forces for fall classes
I am happy to help.
I am a technology teacher at a PK-12 private school
Location: MNStandard Set Answer:
I am interested in seeing what other teachers do with their students.
I hope to find interesting topics and lessons/units to be able to use with students.
I am not sure if I am interested in helping yet with the study group organization.
I have been teaching for twenty-nine years and still feel like I have so much to learn. I currently teach sixth-grade in San Diego. Since I have a 1:1 ratio of iPads in my classroom, I'm always looking for opportunities for my students and me to connect to others. I love to write reflections about my teaching experiences on my blog at
You can find me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wwbosworth
Location: San DiegoStandard Set Answer:
I am very interested in digital literacy in the classroom. This summer I co-taught a class on writing with technology for the San Diego Area Writing Project. http://writingwithtechnologyforchange.blogspot.com/
I'm looking for ways for my students and me to connect to a greater learning community.
Educator, technology coach, and author with over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. Currently teaching online courses in education, art history, and humanities at the college level, serving as a K-12 Technology Coach for Houston A+ Challenge, and author of Wikis for School Leaders (Eye on Education, 2011). As an educator who enjoys sharing and learning with colleagues, I began exploring the use of blogging as a tool for connecting and collaborating with others in March of 2006 when I launched the Change Agency blog. Over the past six years I have explored the use of social media to develop a Personal Learning Network of hundreds of other connected educators who share my curiosity and passion for learning. For more information: http://stephaniesandifer.com/
Location: Houston, TXStandard Set Answer:
I've been developing my own PLN since 2006 when I began blogging. I am interested in this topic because of my personal experience and because I work actively to help other educators become connected in their own learning and work.
To have a better sense of what being connected means for me as well as for my profession as an educator.
I work on the PhET team to help design sims, use the sims in chemistry, physics and math classes at a high school. I have been a teacher for 30 years and worked with PhET since 2004. I write inquiry-based activities and clicker questions for many sims. Presently, I have about 115 activities on the open source teaching ideas. Last year, there were over 600,000 downloads of my activities. I also hold workshops for using PhET and clickers too.PhET is a Creative Commons License group. The simulations are available to use online or they can be downloaded and are translated into many languages. There are over 600 activities that teachers have shared for other teachers to use or adapt.
Location: PhET Univeristy of Colorado BoulderStandard Set Answer: