Hi, I am a Teacher/Librarian at a school with students from 3 year-old kinder to year 10 and the one library (and one teacher/librarian) meets the needs of all staff and students. The school is in Gippsland in country Victoria.
I have used some web 2.0 tools for myself but I haven’t used them in teaching yet.
I network with other staff at the school about teaching and reading. I discuss many issues with the Library Technician at our school. We have a fledgling SLAV branch in Traralgon and there is a small opportunity for sharing ideas and I have recently started attending meetings of the West Gippsland branch. I get information from SLAV publications, Bright Ideas and following members of SLAV on Twitter.
This is the second time I have tried this course. I was overwhelmed last time and stopped about half way. I want to become familiar with Web 2.0 and the ways to use the many available tools to improve my teaching and my personal learning. I need to be selective about what I follow and how much I try to accomplish. My the end of the term I want to complete the course. By the end of the year I want to be able to effectively use Web 2.0 as a tool not a gadget.