I need your help.
As I’ve already mentioned several times here already, next year I’m going to have the role of E-learning Staff Tutor at my school. This involves having a reduced timetable and spending time raising what I would term the ‘digital literacy’ of the teachers in my school.
To do this, I need examples of folks within their discipline who are using educational technology and Web 2.0 tools successfully. Whilst I could point people towards/use the International Edubloggers directory, there’s the problems of a) not everyone (including me) is on there, and b) I don’t ‘know’ them – and therefore can’t introduce others to them. Plus, I much prefer recommendations!
Below is a list of the subjects taught in my school.* Next to them I’ve filled in the names of those that teach that subject who I follow on Twitter. I may have missed some out if I’m not entirely sure what they teach or if they’re a consultant.
I’d like to leverage the ‘power of the network’ to fill in the blanks so I can expand my network and make it more ’rounded’. In turn, I hope this will become a valuable resource for those in similar positions to me! Individuals in italics have been suggested in the comments section.
If you’ve got an individual to add to the list, please give their name, location and blog/wiki/Twitter/whatever URL.
- Art – Aaron Smith (USA)
- Design & Technology - Ian Stuart (Scotland), Nick Francis (Wales), Stuart Meldrum (Scotland)
- Drama - ?
- English – Andy Wallis (Scotland), Damian Bariexca (USA), Jo McLeay (Australia), Neil Winton (Scotland)
- Food Technology – ?
- Geography – Alan Parkinson (England), Chris Prettejohn (England), Mary Cooch (England), Noel Jenkins (England), Ollie Bray (Scotland), Richard Allaway (France), Rob Chambers (England), Val Vannet (Scotland)
- History – Bram Hubbell (USA), Cin Barnsley (Australia), Dave Stacey (Wales), Doug Belshaw (England), Nick Dennis (England), Rich Smart (USA)
- ICT (Information Communications Technology) – Alan Stewart (Scotland), Andrew Field (England), Chris Betcher (Australia), Daniel Needlestone (England), Drew Buddie (England), Ivan Langton (England), Julie Lindsay (Qatar), Karl Fisch (USA), Paul Williams (England), Vicki Davis (USA)
- Leisure & Tourism – ?
- Maths – Chris Harbeck (Canada), Dan Meyer (USA), Dan Stucke (England), Darren Kuropatwa (Canada), Robert Jones (Scotland)
- MFL (Modern Foreign Languages – French, German, Spanish) – Adam Sutcliffe (Scotland), Chris Craft (USA), Joe Dale (England), José Picardo (England), Mary Cooch (England), Richard Platts (USA)
- Music – Liza Field (England)
- PE (Physical Education) – ? (Kristian Still used to…)
- PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education) – H Nurton (England)
- RE (Religious Education) - Jackie Blackman (England?), Rich Smart (USA)
- Science – Danny Nicholson (England), Nick Hood (Scotland), Sinclair Mackenzie (Scotland), Tessa Watson (Scotland)
- SEN (Special Educational Needs) – Damian Bariexca (USA), David Noble (Scotland), Elona Hartjes (Canada)
- Sociology – Dave Stacey (England)
If I’ve got something wrong – your name(!) or your subject, please let me know ASAP so I can change it. :-p
So they don’t feel left out, there’s a host of primary school teachers doing amazing things, such as Al Upton (Australia), Amanda Rogers (USA), Brian Crosby (USA), Clarence Fisher (Canada), Doug Noon (Alaska, USA), Graham Wegner (Australia), John Johnston (Scotland), Jo Rhys-Jones (England), Lisa Stevens (England), Mark Ahlness (USA), Mark Warner (England), Steve Kirkpatrick (England), Tom Barrett (England), Wendy Goodwin (USA). Even members of Senior Leadership Teams around the world blog! For example, Chris Lehmann (USA)
The edublogosphere is also full of those hard-to-define characters who have job titles/roles such as ‘E-Learning Director’, ‘Technology Specialist’, ‘Digital Curriculum Co-ordinator’, and so on. Don’t worry – I’ve got something for YOU coming in the near future!
*There are some subjects taught in my school because it’s a specialist Engineering school that you don’t tend to find much elsewhere. These (Catering, Construction, Engineering) I’ve left out – but I very much welcome links if you can find them!