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#6520846 Aug 08, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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14 Posts
Hi, my name is Heidi Roycroft. I am a middle school librarian in Washington State. I was in the 2011 summer camp and am back for more. I used 3dgamelab with enrichment technology classes for 3 quarters last year.

My favorite tech tools are my iPhone and Twitter (@hroycroft). I love to show free web tools to my students and see them apply them to their own lives.

I'm really excited about ThingLink, but I don't know much about it yet. I'd better get busy because the new school year is almost here.

I am on Google+ (heidiroycroft) and Twitter (@hroycroft)
Trill
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#6530155 Aug 10, 2012 at 03:25 PM
28 Posts
Hello Garlic, I'm Trish or Neemana (here, the Game MOOC, and WoW). I teach technology at an elementary school in NC. I teach iPads. So, I am looking at ways I can better utilize them, I don't want to use them like tiny laptops, I really want to explore all they have to offer. And I am planning on using the PE of Minecraft with the classes for them to create. I want to know more about this so that I can pass it on to the teachers at my school.
~Cloud
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#6537182 Aug 12, 2012 at 07:30 AM
17 Posts
Hi, I'm Betsy MacDonald and I teach/integrate technology in grades 6-10 at the Anglo American School of Sofia in Bulgaria. I have used many tools within my tech classes & in working with other teachers which include: Weebly, Glogster, Google Sketchup, Google Sites, Prezi, Ahead, DomoAnimate, ScreenToast, and more. I just started playing with PowToon (still in Beta) and Alice 3D and want to use those more. I am also learning more about game and app design, so are playing with many options there.
Looking forward to sharing, here's my twitter name: @betsy_mac
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#6544864 Aug 13, 2012 at 03:19 PM
27 Posts

Name and what you do for a living
Hi Everyone. I'm joining this conversation a bit late.
My name is Steve Isaacs and I teach Video Game Design and Development at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, NJ as a full semester 8th grade elective and part of our 7th grade cycle program. I also developed and teach an online version of the course for Virtual High School. This September I am beginning work on my Ed D. in Ed Tech with a focus on Game Based Learning. I will be 'virtually' attending Boise State.

What are your favorite tech tools you use already?


What tech tools do you want to know more about?
Live Binder
3dgamelab :)

(optional) your Twitter name. (I.E. mine is @GarlicSuter), website, or blog
@mr_isaacs
http://wamstechtips.blogspot.com
http://gamesandlearning1.blogspot.com

Nice to meet everyone!
Steve
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#6546649 Aug 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM · Edited 7 years ago
Adventurer
18 Posts
Hi! I'm Jenni Harris and I teach K-3 music in Iowa. I love GoogleDrive, Adobe FireWorks, MusicTheory.net, Noteflight, and the JoyTunes apps for Ipad. I had knee surgery last week so I'm pretty far behind in the new teacher camp quests. I participated in GameLab last summer so at least I know the ropes!

I don't have any specific tools that I want to learn about, other than just wanting to experience things that are new and innovative.

@Discordeia but I rarely use Twitter.
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#6567231 Aug 17, 2012 at 07:38 AM
7 Posts
Hello, I am Kevin Jones and I teach 7th Grade Math in Western Washington. As far as tech tools go, I feel comfortable using very basic ones right now. By that I mean a computer, document camera, printer, and some web sites. Last spring, I started using Edmodo and someone there in the Gamification group told me about 3dgamelab. I am excited about using technology in my classes, but it seems to be a lot all at once. I am going to gamify my classes this year, with limited use of computers. I have a Wix site for the leader board and I am not sure how many students of mine will have access to a computer that can use Edmodo and the Wix site without school computers. I have 3 in my class. i will be relying on the document camera a lot! I am hoping to create a 7th grade math game with Minecraft and maybe WOW that can be used in an extra math class for struggling students. Right now, i am wondering how to keep track of ALL of the points manually. I want to keep the due dates open for many assignments and I think that will make them hard to track. My plan is to use a clipboard in class and transfer the points to the Leader Board. I also want to supplement my assignments on Edmodo and/or some other way using technology tools. These assignments wouldn't have due dates. ANY SUGGESTIONS? I think I want to know more about Livebinder, Google Docs, Wix, and Edmodo. I am hoping to find a focus on key tools and techniques to help me get started gamifying my classes. Thanks! Kevin Jones (mrindianaj)
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#6980328 Nov 14, 2012 at 05:16 AM
28 Posts
Hi my name is Rebecca DeLozier and I teach AP Bio and physics in Lewisville, TX. Lewisville is a suburb North of Dallas. Our district includes about 13 smaller cities and covers over 100 square miles. I think we have something like 50,000 students. I am a HUGE technology nerd. I love bringing new Web 2.0 tools into class and use my iPad or phone for everything I possibly can. I consider myself an android/pc person but have century shifted to an iPad as our entire school is going to a 1:1 iPad student model in January. I think the software or app based tools I find the most useful are google apps (all of our students have recently received accounts), and Moodle. My Moodle site has been evolving for 4 years and now I am in the process of shifting it from our 1.9 server to our 2.2 test server.

I am ver interested in learning about more web tools, or apps, that play nice with the iPad. My plan is to attempt to go paperless I the next 6 months. Currently students still complete about 60% of their work on some type of paper. The possibility of electronic lab notebooks is particularly exciting.

I can be found @apbiolhs and my moodle site http://moodleweb2.lisd.net/schoolweb/course/enrol.php?id=302. Though those are pretty course specific and the website is only available for students.

Name and what you do for a living
What are your favorite tech tools you use already?
What tech tools do you want to know more about?
(optional) your Twitter name. (I.E. mine is @GarlicSuter), website, or blog
Your BrainHex Class is Achiever.

Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Achiever-Mastermind.

Achiever: 18
Mastermind: 14
Conqueror: 13
Seeker: 10
Socialiser: 9
Daredevil: 3
Survivor: -4
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#7174441 Jan 01, 2013 at 12:59 PM
8 Posts
Hi, I'm Jessica Smith, a special education teacher in a suburban Chicago school district. I am finishing up my MET at Boise State in just a few months.

I was recently awarded a grant for 10 iPads for my classroom and am eager to find new ways to use the devices to support my students.
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#7179027 Jan 02, 2013 at 06:01 PM
7 Posts
Hello! I'm Lori Dixon, a seventh-grade teacher at Wawasee Middle School in Syracuse, IN. I'm a dinosaur...basically I use word processors, Google Docs, videos/clips, and the ever-popular textbook (hey, it was high-tech about 600 years ago!). I've just started using Edmodo this year, and have done a very little bit in Moodle (mostly because our corporation keeps switching systems, programs, etc. that we are expected to use and learn - most of which do the same thing in different ways) but am somewhat limited on other tools at this juncture. I love technology; I just haven't had much time or opportunity to explore it. I want to make my class into a game. I want kids to be able to progress at their own pace and still get the content, and to be able to interact with each other - not just in class but with any student in any of my classes. So, I guess I want to know about everything! Anything that can help make my dream a reality without having nightmares while creating it. My website (in progress) is: http://ldixo7.wix.com/mrsdixon
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#7181941 Jan 03, 2013 at 01:12 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
9 Posts
My name is Dave Soetaert, a 9th grade English Teacher at Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, MO (40 minutes east of Joplin). I am not very tech savvy but realize I need to learn. Hoping I can turn my class into a game and align to the Common Core.

Not sure if these count as tech but I am familiar with SIS grade and attendance program and A+ grade recovery software.

Really wanting to find tech tools that I can use in creating quests.

Not a twitter or Facebook person...email davesoetaert@yahoo.com
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#7182182 Jan 03, 2013 at 02:07 PM
7 Posts
Hi all! My name is Julie Adams, I am an independent study teacher in Novato, CA. I have slowly been introducing more and more tech tools into my teaching. It seems a perfect fit for independent study (students receive all their assignments then complete them at home independently on their own time) but because of ed code requirements, (there must be tangible original products to produce for auditing purposes) finding a work around is a challenge and changing too much, too quickly raises red flags.

That said, we are incorporating some things (especially communication tools like drop boxes and EdMoto) and I am constantly in search of new things we can incorporate so BRING IT ON!!
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#7183321 Jan 03, 2013 at 08:06 PM
14 Posts
Hi all, I have my masters in Educational Technology and teach at two community college in Oregon State. I teach computer applications for Columbia Gorge CC along the beautiful Columbia River between Oregon and Washington state.

I love the Tech Integration and have used a similar tool for students called WebBytes. I have done them for each weekly lesson or for the whole class. They are web links with specific notes about what they will find there. Students like having resources they can link to that the instructor feels are important. I also ask them to let me know of any they find that are not on my WebBytes so I can continue the list.
gwindsheimer
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#7183389 Jan 03, 2013 at 08:33 PM
6 Posts
Hi Everyone,
I am a biology and an environmental science teacher in Nampa, Idaho. I have taught online courses for graduate students and am very interested in learning more about the integration of technology in the classroom. I find I spend a lot of time on the computer searching the web, creating lesson plans, using Pinterest, Weebly, playing games... However, I eagerly look forward to becoming more familiar with tools and applications I can use in the classroom.

I am new to Twitter: @ZurryLT
My webpage I use in my classroom is http://sciencewithtriolo.weebly.com/

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#7185977 Jan 04, 2013 at 12:52 PM
38 Posts
Hello everyone,
I am Tracey Lewis, and I teach ninth grade Algebra and Geometry in Antioch CA.

I love merging traditional curriculum with technology, and have been hunting for better ways to do things. I am very pleased to be part of this quest strand. I am a fan of SurveyMonkey, DropBox, and anything iPad related as this is my main teaching tool in the classroom. (My personal iPad)

I would love to learn more about any non software related teaching tools. I started watching the past recorded sessions and am very excited to use the tools included in those sessions.

My twitter name is: @zetriaofwow
Zetria
"I stand ready."
-Night Elf Sentinel
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#7189467 Jan 05, 2013 at 10:28 AM
2 Posts
I teach digital storytelling and game making to middle schoolers, and occasionally give workshops for other teachers on integrating technology into the classroom. I'm always reading about new tools, but there is never enough time to try everything out - so I am looking forward to getting some hands on practice through this strand, and of course some guidance on figuring out best practices for various tools. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
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#7190663 Jan 05, 2013 at 03:20 PM
14 Posts
Hi,

I am Evita and i am a professor of nursing at a very ed tech challenged college. Most of the tools/strategies I use I find and pay for myself. I have been playing most with Voice Thread and WikiSpaces with some amazing student projects.

I would be very interested in talking with other nursing colleagues. I want to explore everything, which is my problem. I get so involved with exploring new things I often wander off the original quest.

I also have a sabbatical in the Fall and want to work online and also visit somewhere awesome to develop my skills in educational design, game design and tech integration. See, I told you I cast a wide net!
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#7193239 Jan 06, 2013 at 08:07 AM
Guild Officers
6 Posts
I am Bonni Jones. I am a math teacher at a brick and mortar high school and am also the math and computer tech teacher at an online high school in St. George, Utah. I have been trying new ways to engage students in learning and working to get a blended model in to the classroom. I will use the things I create to enhance the learning of my online students.
I am also a certified challenge course instructor, so I like to include physical team building experiences that apply the things they have learned to the real world.
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#7193947 Jan 06, 2013 at 11:16 AM · Edited over 6 years ago
6 Posts
Hello Everybody,

My name is David Joyner, and I am the credentialed librarian for Marysville High School in northern California. I also work as an adjunct librarian for Yuba Community College Monday through Thursday evenings.

My work provides me with a large variety of responsibilities. A few have nothing to do with libraries and information. Many are the traditional, stereotypical activities. Then when possible I introduce, encourage, and sometime advocate for the use of tech tools in the classroom. I signed up on New Year’s Day for Teacher Camp to learn more about tech tools and Minecraft, and their use in education.

Presently, the favored tech tools I primarily use are Evernote and YouTube. My K-12 district blocks everything Google and most anything new. Oddly enough, almost everything in YouTube is not censored, and I access Evernote by tethering to my cellphone.

As far as learning more about any particular tech tool, I do not have anything in mind, but I am open to learning about anything that is new and trending as useful in education.

I am not really all that active, but my Twitter name is @Silhshoot, and my blog website is at
www.convokedcogitation.com
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#7197745 Jan 07, 2013 at 08:21 AM
11 Posts
Hello!

My name is Jen Creasy, although to my students and in my professional life, I am Cvillebio. I teach high school biology, ecology and anatomy & physiology at a public high school in Charlottesville, Virginia.

I am a huge technophile and have lost large portions of my life to finding, learning and then incorporating technology into my classroom. Currently my favorites are Camtasia, Jing, Screenflow, all things Google (Docs, Drive, Sites, etc.), YouTube, GoAnimate, Prezi, Voki, Xtranormal, VoiceThread, Mindomo, Survey Monkey, and iMovie.

I'd like to learn more about incorporating Minecraft, WoW and SecondLife into the classroom.

In my professional life and on Twitter I am @cvillebio. My website is www.cvillebio.com.

Looking forward to the journey with y'all!
Jen
_______________________________________
Jen Creasy
Science Teacher
Charlottesville High School
cvillebio@gmail.com
www.cvillebio.com
SL: CvilleBio
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#7200910 Jan 07, 2013 at 09:58 PM
3 Posts
howdy, i've been adjunct faculty for many years, been an hybrid or online virtual instruct since 08 or 09 - i've used second life as a meeting tool in a Dreamweaver class - i hope to use this game tech to create a class or two in Excel to replace the on line text book based class i currently teach
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