I believe that in order to remain relevant, as educators we must learn to use technology in our practice. I am working to bring email accounts, chat rooms, and blogs to my students using Gaggle, online colloborative software access using Google Docs and Apps, and Wiki to create content that will also serve my students.
I teach in an urban district. Most of my kids can access the internet from home, but many do not have much in the way of productivity software. Many of them use technology merely for social networking - when they need to learn to use it to make themselves more marketable!
Hi Mr. History - what city, country are you from? How did you find out about us....
--Randy Fisher 00:06, 20 December 2007 (CET)
I live and teach in New London, CT. I am teaching Government, AMerican and World History,and piloting a Humanities program. I came WikiEducator as a result ofsearching for content - especially in my Humanities program. Textbooks are limited in use and scope; I am hoping to use Wiki to develop and share sources that are less chronologically-oriented and more thematically-oriented.