Monday, June 14, 2010

Feature Blogger: 2 Teach is 2 Touch Lives 4 Ever

Hello Everyone, let me introduce myself. My name is Camila Sousa and I am pleased to meet you! I am an ESL teacher in VA and I am thrilled to share a little bit of my expertise with you all. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Kelly for believing in what I do! :-)

I am crazy about technology, especially using web 2.0 tools to teach and I try my best to engage my students in using it and making the most of it!  I first became interested in technology when I enrolled in an online group (Yahoo groups) called Learning With Computers (LWC) on the recommendation of a co-worker and friend named Ana Maria Menezes. After that we started to create projects with students using web 2.0 tools and we depended on each other to share what we learned and we usually got together to test some of the things we’d learned then shared with the world!

Recently I was invited to join my dearest friend, Ana Maria Menezes, in her online course called EdTech which is designed for those who enjoy technology and want to learn a little bit more about web 2.0 tools and their use. Take a look at what I have learned so far:
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The course is designed to have 13 weeks and each week we are asked to perform tasks using technology and trying out the web tools presented. So far I am on week # 2 and already thrilled about the choices of tools we have used so far and how sharing knowledge among teachers from all around the world is fun. Even though I know a lot about technology, blogging, and social networking I am learning a lot and this course is totally worth it because we have the opportunity not only to learn but to share what we know as well. What makes it even better is that you build your PLN - Personal Learning Network.
Ana Maria presents a lot of surprises along the course. I had no idea that the one who finished the week first was going to win a “prize” and it is fun like that! I won the participants “picture of the week” on the wall because I was the first one to finish the task. It was awesome! I felt good for sharing information with the participants and winning a prize at the same time that I was not even aware existed! Check it out:

If you have the time and want to learn a little bit more about web 2.0 tools and their uses just give yourself a chance and enroll in the EdTech course.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Wow! This sounds so amazing! I am definitely going to come back and check this out!
Thanks, Camilla, and Kel!