The Webcast Academy
I would like to join this session, because I want to know more about webcasting and of its use in the school life. I'm afraid I know too little about all this to be a good participant.
My name is Karen Dennis and I am an instructor at a large midwestern university. I teach health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and such. I am also a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction. During my coursework, I have had several classes in educational technology, and have developed a huge interest in incorporating technology in the classroom. This spring semester, I will be teaching my first online class, and I really want to learn about webcasting, so that I can include it in my online classes. I am very excited for this class to begin!
Welcome to the class of 2.4! Please send us your Skype ID.
I thought I posted a comment last week, but I don't see it up anywhere. I am very intereted in participating, and plan to use the knowledge I gain from this experience in my Illinois State University classes I teach.
I am so new this this that I am scared out of my mind!! However, the curiosity and interest are outweighing my fears! Can you tell me when I know I will be accepted into this program, or is it "automatic"? Also, do you have any dates of when it is to begin?
I will be on tonight with Julie Schumachers gradcast, so this will be a great learning experience for me! Thanks to everyone for helping me learn this technology!!
Welcome to the Class of 2.4! Please send us your Skype ID.
Pam Shoemaker, Technology Coordinator from Michigan
The Class of 2.4 will begin on January 13 at 1:00 EST. For other time zones, click here.
Be sure to submit your Skype ID with your introductory note.
We look forward to learning and working with you!
Hey there! I'm a 7th grade science teacher on the seacoast of New Hampshire (soon to be the center of the universe on Jan. 8th). At some point in time, I've also taught everything in 6th grade and 7th grade technology. I'm intrigued by technology and try to integrate what I can in my classroom. I also teach an education course at the Univ. of NH which brings teachers to Belize in Central America. It's been a great experience to connect with educators and students in another culture and environment. (Did I mention we go during our winter break?)
I'm looking forward to trying something new and meeting other educators.
Sheila A., science teacher, NH
My Skype name (similar to my geocaching username): kmno4s
i'm so glad that you have signed up to be a part of WCA. You will be great. It will be fun having another NH person involved with this. Looking forward to helping out however I can. I think you'll love this. You can have a Belize Bridges Show! I haven't graduated yet, so maybe we can do it together!
Maria Knee, Kindergarten teacher, Deerfield New Hampshire
Hello everyone, my name is Larry Chapman and I am a web developer/musician/entrepenuer from Plainfield, IL. I have 4 kids ages 3,7,9 and 11 and have been married for 14 years. I am very interested in web technologies in general but webcasting has become my passion. I see the benefits of offering webcasting as a solution for training in just about any topic and I am interested in learning the ins and outs of this technology so I can offer it to my clients and employer. My Skype id is "larryc19". I look forward to learning with you all!
I don't know if I'm making this introduction at the right time or not as I believe I missed the deadline for the latest academy. If this is the case, I apologize for wasting space here! If there is an upcoming opportunity, then please consider this as my introduction.
I currently serve as an Instructional technology coordinator in the middle school at the University School of Milwaukee. I teach several elective style clases to 5th-8th grade students, provide scaffolding for teachers who are making use of technology in their classes, and provide some leadership at our school in this area. Over the past few months we've started to do much more with synchronous and asynchronous web 2.0 tools. After moderating a skype conversation for 8 other schools last month on the topic of "sustainable schools," I realized I needed some more experience and training in how to best conduct these kinds of sessions and opportunities. I have a hunch we'll be doing this type of thing more and more in the future and I want to be more comfortable and savvy as moderator.
I'm looking forward to the experience of working alongside fellow interns to improve our skills in this area.
my skype ID is mjmonty
Thank you kindly for your offer to help out on some of the assignments...I will definitely be taking you up on your offer!
I'm looking forward to the experience...Over the past few months I've realized that there is a definite skill set associated with moderating conferences conducted via skype and other such mediums-I look forward to learning more and forming more connections during this experience.
I hope you are enjoying your summer break!
Hi! My name is Sonja Gonzalez and I am the Director of Technology at a small school in southern NH. I am interested in the Webcast Academy as a way of expanding my communication about tech, making new contacts in the tech ed world and improving my communication/presentation skills. I love working with Web2.0 tools and other technologies with students and hope that I can get them involved in this process. I'm also looking forward to working on the Academy with my friend Sheila Adams, so hopefully both of us will be a part of this session!
Looking forward to meeting the rest of the interns!!
email: [email protected]
Glad that you signed up for Webcast Academy too. You will have lots of support in this community. I'll be glad to help with anything I can. I've already promised Sheila that I would. Besides - you and sheila will have each other.
Maria Knee, Kindergarten teacher, Deerfield New Hampshire
Welcome Sonya! It will be nice to have someone I know in the class.
Hello everyone from Hays Kansas:
I am excited about this new learning experience and getting to know everyone. I teach at a pre-service teachers in a small university and the new semester begins Jan 16. I have been busy getting my online classes ready to go. I have no doubt that this learning experience will help me to improve my courses, impact my students make, new friends and be tons of fun. I just hope I can keep up! I would like to invite everyone to participate in our class discussions at our Classroom 2.0 site this semester, there are new topics for discussion each week and we really need Teachers from the Trenches to comment---http://spring2008tecs390.ning.com/ Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
Opening Minds from Fort Hays State University
Hi everyone, I'm joining the Academy from Sydney, Australia where I have been busy networking with the world via my blog at Heyjude. I've spent the last two years working with teachers in schools across K-12, supporting them with library systems, and integration of Web 2.0. This year I'm off to a new job - secondary school this time - and hope to have time to get involved with podcasting with students, teachers and fellow online colleagues.
It's an early start for me at 5.00 am, so I am going to have to see how that works out once the summer vacation is over. However, I've been dying to get started so anything I learn will be a big bonus.
Looking foward to meeting and working with you all. Cheers, Judy
Head of Information Technology
Great to see you here as well. I am a very late contender.....fumbling around a bit tonight. I have been wanting to do this course for a while and happened to see it mentioned again on Twitter this week.
My name is Jay Bennett and I am a stay at home dad and online teacher for the Michigan Virtual Schools. I teach social studies classes and I am also the Department Chair for the Multidisciplinary Department. I look forward to working with all of you and I will see you later!
Michigan Virtual Schools
Hi everyone. I'm continuing from class 2.3 which I was unable to complete. I am a technology integration teacher at Timberlane Regional Middle School in Plaistow NH. I am interested in learning as much as I can about Web 2.0 tools so that I can find ways to incorporate them into the classroom.
Karen Olmstead TRMS Technology Integrator
I am also an ID and do faculty support at Penn State (York Campus) HOw would you like to use webcasting?
I'm excited to learn more about webcasting! I'm an instructional designer and do faculty support at the Penn State York Campus - I also teach ESL on my campus and am working towards a masters in Reading, too! - Yes, I'm a lifelong learner - another reason to be interested in this!!
I'd like to use webcasting to show faculty and to also make resources about teaching and learning for faculty
After grasping all the material to be covered and the range of skills to be mastered, I feel being more of a sophomore than being ready to step forward as a potential senior graduate. Let's see how far I come.
I am wondering if I am "in" session 2.4 or not. How would I know??
I am the Instructional Technology Specialist in Lake Travis ISD (Austin, TX), and am very keen to learn about creating webcasts (podcasts) so that I can share these options with the teachers here.
Laura, please click "Apply" in the upper left column to submit your info to us and to register on the Webcast Academy website. Then post to the introductory forum. Look forward to working with you in the Class of 2.4.
Pam Shoemaker, Co-facilitator, Class of 2.4
I am introducing myself late as I inadvertently slept in and couldn't attend live. But this will not happen again. :) I will put the alarm clock at the far side of the room next week. I have enjoyed reading through the other intros. See you all next week.
Hello to the class of 2.4
I am delighted to have had a snowday today so I could be part of the chat. You will have a great experience here at the Academy. There are many of us in your network and this is a great thing since you are now in my network too. Welcome and please feel free to ask questions and join in the chats!
Webhead 2006, Collaborative Content Coach for Technology K-12, Wells Ogunquit CSD
I have looked at the screencast about doing the first assignment. My screen does not appear to allow me to create content so it is possible I don'thave intern permission yet. I just have links which say My blog and Member list. Hopefully that can be fixed. Thanks.
Make sure you have logged into the website. You were given permission to add content over the weekend, so you should be good to go. Post a note in the class Skype chat if you need help.
Pam Shoemaker, Co-facilitator Class of 2.4
Thanks for sorting that out Pam. I am now trying to do audio intro
I am new here and I am looking forward to meeting you all and learning with you.
I discovered I like teaching English as a second language during my husband's visit to the math institute in Rio de Janeiro last summer when I took a TEFL certification course. The TEFL course was a basic preparation for practitioners, but I feel I could be a better teacher if I deepen my knowledge in information and communication technologies. And I hope to accomplish this with you all.
I have been moderating two online yahoo groups for English learners, Englishmates and English-Experts. These are e-mail exchange lists that focus on improving writing skills. My vision is to bring the yahoo groups into the 21st century by offering webcast classes, and virtual reality conversation practice and instruction by using Second Life and other technologies.
The English-Expert group supports a blog to which I have contributed a few posts, that can be found by searching the blog for Mary and Mary Ziller. http://www.englishexperts.com.br/
My role in the Yahoo groups is to edit and correct grammatical errors in the messages that language learners post and to answer their questions about language and culture. To this end I have been collecting links on English learning. http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/emailenglishteacher/links and in this blog
I have a MS in Information Science and Technology. I think that my background in information literacy translates well to teaching English because my expertise in retrieving, organizing, and explaining materials and fulfilling the information needs of clients is similar to finding instructional materials and organizing and explaining them to students to meet their learning goals.
As a library media specialist, I am trained to support teachers by collaborative lesson planning and information retrieval. I am so excited to be a part of the Webcast Academy, where I hope to become more fluent in the Information an commnication technologies hat will make my English classes engaging and amazing.
Mary Ziller Philadelphia IHM Literacy Center ESL volunteer, Englishmates moderator http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/englishmates/ EnglishExperts moderator and blog contributor http://www.englishexperts.com.br/ Skype: Cariocamary, MSN: [email protected]
I am so excited to be part of the Webcast Academy. Sorry I missed the Open House this week. I am an international educator, originally from Melbourne Australia (hi Jo! Hi Sue! and hi Judy from Sydney) currently at Qatar Academy in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East.
I realized that I have not yet posted an introduction. My name is Pam Shoemaker (aka shoemap), and I'll be co-facilitating the class of 2.4 with Derrall the Great. Both of us just finished the class of 2.3 and probably will graduate together sometime in the near future. We've hosted a few shows with Dennis Oliver and have really enjoyed the collaboration and learning process. It's been such a great experience for us... we wanted to give back to the Webcast Academy and help by facilitating the next crop of webcasters. It looks like we have a fantastic group of folks who are ready to go.
I am a technology coordinator for Walled Lake Schools in Michigan, USA. We have a large laptop program and I work with teachers as they work to improve their instructional practices with the use of technology. I love my job. I taught middle school science and social studies prior to my current position, and before that was a Registerd Nurse for 10 years.
I look forward to getting to know all of you and working together. "See you" in class or in the Skype chat!
Jose Rodriguez, Los Angeles, CA.
Hello all! I am an Instructional Technologist/Data Specialist in Kalamazoo MI (US). I support our Regional Districts with Instructional Technology and our Special Education programs with the use of data. I've been in my current job for about a year now after being a stay at home mom for 10 years and a teacher for 7 years. I'm very excited about being part of Class 2.4!
Skype ID is gina.s.l
I'm Regine and I've been teaching English for the last 7 years at the Jerusalem College of Technology to Computers, Electro-Optics, Engineering etc.. students.
We've used the High Learn platform for on-line courses but I've never Webcasted anything...So, I'm very curious to try this and I'm looking forward to it.
What a terrific learning community this is !
Hello everyone, I'm Jess McCulloch. I teach Chinese in a rural school in SW Vic, Australia. I'm really keen to get much more Web 2.0 stuff into my classroom.
I joined class 2.4 a bit late - I wasn't originally going to join this session due to time commitments, but was encouraged by Derrall and Jo McLeay to tune in and have a listen. Now, I'm here and I've got some catching up to do by the looks of things!
I would love to do some webcasting with my students and maybe create my own little show about technology in the language classroom. Here goes nothing!
Hi everyone! Sorry to be late with this introduction. Got slightly overwhelmed at the beginning! I'm Regine Hoffmann and I teach English for Special Purposes at the Jerusalem College of Technology. We are essentially preparing our Computers,Electro-Optics, Engineering or Accounting students to use English in a professional environment. The material is sometimes quite 'dry' but believe it or not we still have fun
Since part of the course is also on-line, I'm always eager to learn new ways to use technology in order to enhance our teaching. Especially for oral and aural activities.
Oh boy! I sound too serious don't I? "See" you around!
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