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Scott Merrick in his K-4 computer lab

Hello, ya'll.

I'm Scott Merrick, and you can learn everything you might want to know about me at my personal/professional one-stop-shop, http://scottmerrick.net. I'm Online Learning Specialist for Metro Nashville Public Schools and a volunteer leader for the International Society for Technology in Education . Busy now building the first online Virtual School in the state of Tennessee, MNPS Virtual School, I'm an educator and a learner, and everything I do in life issues from these two habits of mind.

This wiki is not about me, though: It's about a workshop I very successfully created and facilitated for teachers at my own K12 school in the summer of 2007. I revisited the form for a similar workshop offered to Metro Nashville Public School teachers the following summer. I offer "Web 2.0 for US!" to K12 schools, public school systems, independent schools, and colleges and universities, in return for expenses and a modest fee. I believe the workshop is unique, I know that it is fun, and I have seen for myself that it can make a big difference in the ways teachers understand and begin to incorporate what's come to be called "Web 2.0" technologies into their daily practice.

I firmly believe that doing so is important, for many reasons. My qualifications? I podcast, I blog, I twitter, I frequent the 3Dinternet, and I'm knee-deep in the Great Conversation that is Web 2.0 in its myriad forms. There are no "experts," just enthusiasts and advocates who may have given the field a little more attention than others have: I certainly don't know everything, but I know a lot about how to learn what one needs to learn.

I hope that the resources here will help you understand and find a way to promote the adoption and understanding of the Read/Write Web amongst your teachers, students, and colleagues, whether or not you arrange for you and your teachers to experience "Web 2.0 for US!."

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Visit the links in the sidebar for more information. See USNWeb2oh for illustrative videos and resources collected in the Summer 2007 workshop. See VU CSO-Summer 2008 for the same from that session.

Contact me about this at my scottgardnermerrick@gmail.com email, and please reference "Web 2.0 for US!" in your subject header. I'll be glad to communicate.