I am a retired educator, having taught
for 48 years in both private and public elementary/middle schools.
During that time I've learned much from my students and colleagues
and would like to share some of my years and experiences with you.
I am still actively online and run two web projects. First, for primary
and pre-primary students, the Fairy/Folk
Tale CyberDictionary. It first started back in the mid 90's and now
has a great collections of tales illustrated by youngsters all over.
Second, for middle and high school students, CyberTeen.
Occasionally a school will join for a season at a time, but the main
core has pretty much been from 5 schools. Students share their schools
and experiences. Most of the activity from Cyberteen has moved to our GVC Clubhouse Wiki.
Dear to my heart is the Global
Virtual Classroom. I have participated in the program since it's
AT&T beginnings in 1996 and 'suffered' the few dry years before
GSBI [Give Something Back International] was given the rights to
begin again in 2003. Now that I am retired and can no longer participate
with students, I am the GVC program manager.
I will also continue working with Global
Dreamers and the many projects
they generate. I really do like helping teachers to involve
students in learning about their world!
A very active group of a little over 180 educators around the world comprise a group called Hello Little World Skypers. We tackle everything from facts and frivolity, to collaborative projects on the questions in the minds of our students, to international challenges, and mind opening questions.