My name is Jennifer Claro. I teach English as a Foreign Language to Japanese university students (mostly engineering majors). Please e-mail me using the P2PU system. I tweet @jenclaro but infrequently these days.
I’m participating in this course because I’m amazed by how social media is changing the way we get access to resources. I think that my students will benefit from Web 2.0 as much as I have. I want to try out lots of ideas in here and work them thru before creating a Web 2.0 program for my students. Actually, my goal is to help them to create their own Personal Learning Environment for learning English, and Web 2.0 will be a large part of that.
I’m relying on my peers to give me critical feedback on my posts and I promise to do the same. I’m a little worried about time. I’m a working mom doing a Ph.D. and there will be days that I won’t have time to contribute here. I’m sorry about that. But I’ll do my best to keep up.
An interesting fact about me is that I currently have 14 varieties of tomatoes growing outside and in a greenhouse. Yum!! They come from all over the world, from Siberia to France, thru a French organization called Kokopelli, which specializes in organic heritage seed cultivation. And maybe it’s interesting that we speak two languages at home, French (my husband) and English (me), and Japanese outside (we live in Hokkaido, northern Japan). It means our sons (10 and 5) are growing up with 3 languages (I wish I had! :)