I'm a former high school language arts and journalism teacher, and a former college professor. Currently I work with educators to help them with powerful, safe web 2.0 tools offered by ePals worldwide. I'm interested in faculty collaborating with each other and also with the communities they are part of.
I have done a lot of platform speaking about technology in K12 learning in the southeast, mainly in Florida, but also at conferences from ISTE, NCCE, CUE, FETC, CoSN and many others. Some of my best technology-using friends are media specialists!
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!