Science 2.0 support group, anyone?
I am very interested in how we can use "Web 2.0" tools to enhance our science teaching. I have a research article in press right now related to blogging in a biology class. My co-research, Chris Cimino, and I found some interesting impacts as he integrated a classroom blog into his teaching. The most important finding was that the online communication provided a safe area for shy students and improved face-to-face classroom discussions. I also have a technology column starting in January in The Science Teacher.
I would like to form an informal group of science educators (elementary, middle and high) interested in integrating Web 2.0 tools into their teaching. We can support each others work and possibly even do some "live" discussions on a regular (monthly) basis.
If interested, please reply here AND send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)