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!