Monday, July 20, 2009


It is my sincere wish to my fellow classmates that they continue to enjoy their remaining education classes as much as we have this one. The enthusiasm and participation which you have shared with me is greatly appreciated and will long be remembered. You have to understand it has been quite some time since I have been in a classroom and this experience has been quite unique and rewarding.

My thanks to everyone, including Dr. John and best wishes for your continued success in teaching. Remember someone has to keep the fire going and it is up to YOU.


A technologically literate teacher(TLT) should be able to know and understand what technologies do and their potential use in the classroom. Even though it may not be necessary to become proficient in everything there is still a need to know what is most beneficial to his/her teaching needs and become adept at using it. A strong commitment to keeping up with new websites for research on emerging technologies is critical. Websites that can be used in the classroom to study and collaborate with other schools both locally and around the world, is a valuable resource must be explored continually. At The Teacher's Desk is one that I have found to be most helpful.

A TLT must be able to do many of the things we have covered in this class from podcasting to twittering neither of which requires a degree in rocket science. Social networking options should be included like Facebook, MySpace and Linkedin. Collaborating, brainstorming and blogging with students require the ability to use Google docs and blogging techniques. The use of RSS feeds also very helpful. i Tunes University is another excellent resource to draw upon for audio and video podcasting. The list will continue to be endless as new technologies are discovered which is an even more important reason to continue our life long learning experiences.

Last but not least, the TLT 's attitude must be one of wanting to constantly be learning and demonstrating the ability to work with others. It is so true that we must lead by example. The TLT must also have the ability to teach the student how to ask questions by creating an atmosphere in which students want to learn and participate. In some respect this may actually be more important that the answers. Going one step further, the TLT should be comfortable saying "I don't know" but we can figure it out together. This can go a long way towards strengthening the relationship with the student, which is actually our ultimate goal.

Friday, July 17, 2009


In contemplating the plusses of blogging, the following comments came to mind:

Being able to see what is going on in schools locally and around the world.

Ability to raise important issues and receive informational comments and opinions.(CROSS CULTURAL)

Integrate student learning with the ability to cross all disciplines.

Students learn from reading other students work; how they work out problems and observe others projects.

Class does not have to end when the bell rings, the internet can be accessed any time, any place, any where.

Constant communication with students and their parents.

Students ability to participate and contirbute in a multi-media world.

Can be controlled, publically, privately and with limited permission.

Teaching you to think as you write, organize your thoughts and be concise with your words comes to mind.

Right off hand I cannot think of many minuses of blogging, except maybe the opportunity to get lost in exploring others point of view and losing track of time, lack of computer etiquette and security/cultural issues.


Dr. Strange's summer edm310 class has completely taken me by surprise. It is not at all what I had expected and has managed to take me out of my comfort zone into a new world of experiences and a new level of appreciation for today's classroom teacher. The realization of teaching as I new it and teaching today are in two different arenas.

As a product of 'burp back education' myself and out of education for quite some time, it has been difficult for me learning to study and keep up with assignments presented basically in their entirety on the computer. It has certainly been a challenge and one that I have found quite rewarding.

Many useful ideas and concepts have been presented that I feel will not only apply to my future teaching but actually in my everyday work environment. The presentation and use of different social networking skills is an example of one that I plan to explore in more depth and expand upon. Twitter still confuses me but I am convinced it can become very useful to me as I become more adept at following the conversations. Google definitely has opened many doors. The use of it for spreadsheets, presentations and blogging are limitless and inexpensive as well.

Following blogs 'at the teacher's desk' can provide many opportunities to explore other teachers, their students, their projects and cultural differences in education in general. Reading the comments following the blogs has actually become as interesting as the blog to me, as well as being helpful in finding new resources and what actually works and what doesn't. In addition, learning how to find new websites for resource information was very helpful; Alice Christi, Alex and ACCESS learning to mention only a few.

Podcasts both video and audio are becoming valuable tools for teachers and i tunes University offers a wealth of resources at your fingertips. Other topics/items I found useful include: wikis, social bookmarking, tiny urls, and you tube.

Several thoughts also caught my attention: "in order to teach it, you have to do it" and "don't put a price on what a customer can buy" which is probably even more relevant to me. In closing, it goes without saying that Randy Pausch's talk left a lasting impression on me as has Dr. John.


The podcasts done in Dr. Strange's summer EDM310 class were an example of a 'learning by doing' project. The following paragraphs are meant to be suggestions and observations on these podcasts.

Some constructive observations might include:

1. Introduce and address the speakers in the beginning.

2. Set specified length of time for the podcast which might eliminate the opportunity to ramble. (9 - 12 minutes max)

3. Camera movement to focus on different speakers at the appropriate time.

4. Specific questions or outline be provided to all participants before the podcast. Be articulate, courteous and concise with all comments.

5. Keep the conversations moving among the participants in order to hold the listeners attention.

6. Have a practice session prior to actual taping of the podcast. Voice and body language are very important and should appear relaxed, open and interesting.

7. Use media that fits the message.

This is strictly a personal opinion regarding the use of video podcasts in which the format would include projects being completed, students performing or some type of visuals being presented along with the discussion. Audio podcasts to me are more appropriate for discussion type presentations. The presentation with Angela Rand was most informative and well conducted.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


The comments in Mr. Lamshed's second blog, Finding the Passion, were taken directly from another of Sir Ken Robinson's podcasts in which he states that adults, today, have no idea of their true talents. Building on his theory, the difference is that children have natural talents beginning with some type of natural aptitude and progress, when nurtured, because they love it. This is the lesson we need to learn and the passion we need to harness to take advantage of in their creativity. If overlooked, the same type of mechanical education will continue.

He goes further stating that our lives are not linear and therefore education should not be either. We don't know what we will be teaching in 30 years or 10 years for that matter.

The idea of getting back to basics can only be accomplished through greater education which requires great teachers and greater diversity. I particularly enjoyed his quote "it's not standardizing, but its about raising the standards".


Jarrod Lamshed's "Finding the Passion" dated April 24, 2009, included a video podcast of Sir Ken Robinson, who commented on three desired levels of intelligence: diversity, dynamic attributes and distinct talents, and their importance in the levels of educational hierarchy. Also he strongly suggested that creativity is as important as literacy.

Sharing these thoughts, Mr. Lamshed feels we need to wake up the creativity in our students in order to find their passion, and that once found,it will lead to better learners. He personally stated that when he realized he was indeed, passionate about his teaching, he became a better teacher and a better learner. Re-evaluating current teaching styles and collaborating with other teachers may indeed help us find a way to reach kids and unlock their passion, all the while fueling ours.


Dr. Richard Miller, chair of the English Department at Rutgers University, provides an in-depth view of how the use of multi-media communications in the 21st centruy and its affect on the way our students will learn (or should learn) will result in vast changes to our colleges and universities in the not to distant future.
He first addresses the incremental changes taking place today focusing on how we have evolved from a 'print driven/solo authored' society to one that works on laptops, using word-processing capabilities, researching the worldwide web, collaborating and composing using not only text, but images, film and sound documents collected and shared globally. The availablity of information instantaneously has a profound effect on our ability to mold, form opinions and compose our thoughts as actual events are taking place.
Secondly, he feels that the fundamental change itself, lies within our ability to compose using the web itself. The accumulation of aggregate blogs from around the world allows creation emotional profiles from moment to moment. The challenge to us as teachers is to inspire, provide areas to allow for 'shared labors' among the humanities and the sciences and to understand that our ideas and dreams belong to no one and should be shared in the clouds.
His dream for the future is the creation of a Center for the New Humanities, where space will be provided for collaborations and multi-media compositions regardless of discipline or major. This dream I believe is shared by many forward thinkers who actually see this evolution as enevitable but its attainment our challenge.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


The Edible Schoolyard and A Night in the Global Villages represent just two video podcasts of children participating in a Project Based Learning series (PBL). The Integrated Studies and Social and Emotional Learning modules are only two categories offered in this program provided through the website. It was very interesting to see the interest and enthusiasm exhibited by these children when put in an learning environment in which they controlled the experiment and outcome based on their participation. It was obvious that some students excelled in one or more particular skills, but how they put it all together in a collaborative effort was the most astonishing aspect for me.

Also interesting were the comments on the website that PBL has actually been around since the 50's. Boy was this a kick in the teeth! But then I started thinking about my high school Science Fair projects and I guess they were right. This was actually the original platform for PBL. Why then has it taken so long to actually see the results of what it is capable of doing today?

Other interesting comments relating to the best use of PBL were at the high school level, where the students have completed their core curriculum requirements and can now focus on real life situational projects and its effect on their future, not only in our communitites but in society as a whole. This is where I think I could use this type of learning to really benefit my students. Thank you Dr. John for exposing me to this.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"GROWTH" VS "FIXED" MINDS produced a video podcast on a discussion of "Growth" vs "Fixed" Mindsets by Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford. This podcast stresses the need for improvement in public education in order to teach both types of children, less we fail to measure up to other, more industrialized nations. The result being: 1)failing our children and 2) widening the gap between those who will succeed and those who will fail.

The concept "fixed" mindset refers to children who feel they have a certain fixed amount of intelligence. They try to impress others so as to hide their inadequacies, thus trying to always 'walk the walk', without being discovered. The other "growth" concept is the polar opposite. These children feel that their intelligence will continue to grow, therefore, they need to absorb as much as they can, as fast as they can.

I'm not sure that I agree in entirety with this theory. Interesting as it is, I don't feel we should try to attach a label our kids. I'm sure we could find many more reasons for this gap if we tried a little harder. That said, education should work on being more individualized and tailored to reach each student. It's our job to meet the needs and provide the opportunities for all of them: to grow, to expand their minds and become productive citizens in this world. Maybe it's the teacher's mindset we need to work on. . .


These podcasts were produced for the Teachers Domain which provides a free library of digital resources from public television (WGBH)and other leading media producers, designed for the classroom and professional development.

First I watched two video podcasts for grades 9-12, one on the Greenland Glacier and the other on Sleep. These were both most interesting and very technical. Second, I decided to view one podcast on the coral reef for grades 9-12, and one on the same subject for grades K-5. To my surprise they were both very similar in interest level and content, with just a little more depth provided for the older students.

I can see how these would be very helpful in certain cirriculum, but I am still trying to figure out where I might apply them in business education. I have found several podcasts on our economic situation but am still searching for accounting and typing for instance. My guess is this is exactly what Dr. John wanted us to do!

iTunes University

Not only is the site amazing, but the doors it opens for education is mind blowing. The opening remarks "Today's students expect constant access to information in the classroom and beyond" is about as accurate as it gets. Teachers, now, are able to record and distribute lessons to students over cellular and wifi networks through iTunes University by way of the iTunes Store.

Access to the web for information, email, directions, lectures and even keeping up with their buddies is commonplace for students. This access is available anywhere at any time. Classroom presentations by way of students ipods or iphones can be downloaded instantly thus allowing them to study at their own pace.

iTunes University allows teachers to 1) manage and control a protected site, as well as, 2) contribute to an open site which can be used for recruitment purposes and/or public relations, to mention only a few. Many schools use both areas.

During my exploration of this site, I discovered countless museums, PBS locations, cultural/art resources and Universities which enable students to follow specific topics, listen to and even download these classroom presentations. Thousands of tracks are available with new ones being added constantly. Therefore, I conclude "there is no limit to what or where you can learn.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Is it really or has it just been misused and become a scapegoat...

Upon its conception, Wikipedia was introduced as a free on-line encyclopedia designed for the masses by the masses as a compliation of collaborative opinions on specific subjects. This in itself is cause for alarm.
Recently a Cal Tech graduate student, Virgil Griffith, developed a search tool, the wikipedia scanner, that can trace IP addresses of those who make changes. Other than this, there are no fact/spin checks available. Many of the authors are the interested parties themselves who try to manipulate the information in order to provide a more favorable slant.
James Wales, Wiki Founder, is aware of the situation and of the new scanner and chooses to make no comments at present time.
If used the way it was designed, as a source of information, not cold hard facts, it still serves a purpose. Most of the edits are not critical, but I still would not use it as a primary source of my information.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


The use iPods in the classroom today offers unlimited possibilities for administrators and teachers. But the real benefits are for the students. An example could be a student who might miss a day or be struggling with a concept; they can watch a video a number of times on the iPod to help them fully understand the missed content. It also promotes interactive learning and more effective studying, by engaging students passion for electronics and gadgets, in addition to being cool and fun. They are finding ways to spend more of their idle time studying, thus freeing up moretime to have fun.
Doing my research for this article, I came across the following which I found very informative and I hope you will, too. 100 ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better can be found at 100 ways.

Duke iPod First-Year Experience discusses Duke University's distribution of over 1600 Apple iPods devices to first-year students in August of 2004. At least 15 fall courses and 33 spring courses incorporated iPod use. Foreign languages and music courses first, then other social sciences and humanities courses were added. These courses reported increased frequency and depth of student interactions. 60% of first-year students used the iPods recording feature as their most used feature for academic purposes. The article goes on to present the benefits and barriers with academic use. Most of the research findings were conducted during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 academic years. I am still trying to find a more current update.Duke Link however will lead you to the initial study summary.


-Dr. Christie's
website is an amazing resource for teachers. It provides information on Dr. Christie's 40 years of experience as an educator as well as providing resources for K-12 teachers on technology uses in their classrooms. Extensive links are provided on a number of topics. I selected Rubrics for my discussion.
The Rubrics Page explains how rubrics are used by students to guide them in completion of their project and by teachers to evaluate the completed project. Links are provided by other educators and additional links to other online resources. One such
link explains in detail what a rubrics grid is, its benefits and its advantages. Used as a tool for students to improve their end product, therefore increasing learning and for teachers to increase the quality of their direct instruction and the ability for use in multiple disciplines. I can certainly see the value in this site as a resource for any teacher.


Randy Pausch was a husband, father and professor at MIT until the time of his death from pancreatic cancer at age 47(June 25, 2008). His last lecture,
Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreamsshould be required viewing for every student at USA, not just Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class. As an academician, he lived his life as he taught his students, with fun. I have often said of my profession, when it ceases to be fun, I will no longer continue and this lecture just cemented this in my brain.

Dr. Pausch advocated so many teaching methods which he demonstrated so well, that it is hard to be specific, but I will try. In reality his teaching methods could be considered "life lessons". His "Brick Wall" method, simply stated, relates to perseverance. He gave numerous examples of how this method influenced his life and his never give up attitude in teaching his students.

Another "head fake" technique demonstrated how he would have his students get directly involved in an activity and actually end up indirectly learning the outcome he had intended. He was so good at it, that he published a book on the subject. In his last lecture he drove this point home in his last two "head fakes", one, how to lead your life and two, leading by example, a message for his kids.

At the time of his death, he was recognized as one of America's "Top 100 Most Influential People", cited by Charles Osgood and Katie Couric on national TV, and viewed by hundreds of thousands on You Tube, with almost ten thousand making comments.

He truly is an example of how we should all strive to live our lives each day, you never know who you will be indirectly influencing......

Saturday, June 27, 2009


FISCHBOWL WOW #2 is my attempt to comment on Kark Fisch's blog "Is it ok to be techologically illiterate" which was given the award as "Most Influential Blog of 2007" by The Edublog Awards 2007. Karl Fisch is a teacher and technology education specialist at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Mr. Fisch summarizes his feelings quite well in seven very concise standards. His final standard suggests that we should stop being so nice to teachers that continue to ignore technology, that we do not have the morale right to just sit there, while others jeopardize the future of our youngsters. It is no longer acceptable to be proud of technological ignorance, it is not an end all, but rather an indispensable tool to help us all teach, learn and grow. And in order to teach it, you have to do it by experiencing and exploring along with your kids.
Either we jump on the band wagon and demonstrate to our kids our enthusiasm to learn with them and communicate using technology or we will be preparing them to be successful in 'an age that no longer exists'.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


After listening to the podcasts from Dr. Strange's Spring 2009 EDM 310 class, several suggestions come to mind which are not meant to be critical but rather helpful to future podcasters.
While the podcasts were all very informative, some seem to ramble. There was one in particular that seemed well organized and from this I gleamed several important points. Organization is the key: 1) Introduction of subject matter, the speaker and the participants, 2) Well thought out questions shared with speaker beforehand and 3) Of course, highly knowledgeable speaker. The questions should be divided evenly with one person designated as the moderator to keep the tempo moving. Spontaneity should be encouraged but also the conversations must be kept on track. The interviewers must speak clearly and in an inviting tone of voice.
Maybe some suggestions as to interview tactics would be helpful. Enough said, it was a great learning experience.

Chameleon vs. Lions

Before I say anything, let me applaud these students on their work and technology skills. Obviously they are way ahead of me and the thought of trying to teach them scares me to death! Either I am technology challenged or computer illiterate or maybe both, but we will consider this just another challenge in my "life long" learning process as Mr. Lamshed has so noted.
That said, I was amazed at their productions. In Chameleon, I was never able to get the sound, but the message came through quite clear and the thought process behind their video struck me as so mature for 6th graders. The Lions video was most creative with their choice of music as well as the presentation of their subject matter.
In either case, to be effective with these students, it is imperative to stay ahead of the game(technology), capture the students interest and be able to create an environment where they think learning is fun, their challenges doable and their accomplishments are appreciated.
Realistically, being able to do video podcasts is cutting edge, but as I read in a past educator's blog, it is important not to get bogged down. Perhaps it is better to take just one forward thinking idea and do it well, then build on it as time allows and technological skills improve.
The availability of international education links surfacing almost daily enables us to communicate with classrooms around the globe, thus allowing the possibility to fine tune, improve and expand on subject matter at will.

Friday, June 19, 2009


After viewing and reviewing several of the suggested Podcasts, I found myself getting bogged down and overwhelmed. I can see the importance of each venue and actually before it was all said and done, found myself exploring other areas outside of the education arena. I see now how it provides additional resources for students and teachers to explore, connect and collaborate with other classrooms all over the world, perhaps in an even more specialized setting.
One of the podcasts actually compared the pros and cons of video podcasts as opposed to audio podcasts, which I found very interesting. Video seems to be preferred when emotional reactions, body language or visual models are needed. It was also noted that it is more expensive, harder to edit and time consuming. Basically it all seemed to boil down to which media best fits the message. That being said, video podcasts may not be the natural progression to audio. The audiences experience, method of viewing and classroom environment all play a role.
Personally, I found the video podcasts easier to follow and felt the more technical program podcasts might have been better understood if an illustration were provided.
The Smartboard Lessons podcast proved to be very helpful in that in addition to each session, additional links were provided on such topics as surveying multiple classrooms, photosharing websites and even mention to Google Docs spreadsheets.
It would be virtually impossible to include all the links I visited in this blog, but this did prove to be a very important learning experience for me. Just jumping in and learning to swim sums it all up for me. Thank you, Dr. Strange.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Being Inspired - Part 1 by Jarrod Lamshed

Mr. Jarrod Lamshed is a teacher in Australia blogging, communicatingMay4th,with other teachers and students across the continents. His enthusiasm is as contagious as is his relentless efforts to learn from other teachers and their student's experiences, thus inspiring him to continue his efforts in his "lifelong learning". In doing so, these students and his own students will continue their "lifelong learning" as well, communicating with others around the world.
Mr. J refers you to 3 links: Mr. Webb in New Zealand, Mr. Chamberlain in Missouri,USA, and Mr. McClung also in Missouri, USA.
Mr. Webb and Mr. J blogged along the lines of the cultural aspects of learning and differences in the classroom. Students were able to share and get feedback. Being able to look at what other students were doing and to realize that their work was just as important to others.
Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. J are actually reading HOLES by Louis Sachar and collaborating with each other and each other's students. The students were asked to comment on specific reflective questions. Their answers are quite profound in that they are building the groundwork for their future ideals without actually knowing it.
Mr. McClung also used blogging in his communications concerning school life with Mr. J . Thus cementing the realization of a school with no walls.

Students Making Decisions for the Biome Project

Mr. Chamberlain's evolution from teacher to facilitator is most evident is his class's Biome Project blog. The blog on May 12, 2009, Biome Project emphasizes this through recorded videos of his class students. They are asked to make choices on note taking strategies, biomes of choice and last, but not least, how they felt about being given these choices. Mr. C's students actually got it! And if they didn't, they figured it out themselves, how intuitive.
For me, this is opening up a whole new world of educational teaching/learning strategies. I am just trying to absorb the changes education has made since my departure 30 years ago.
Is it possible to catch up? I guess only time will tell, no pun intended.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Comments on Mr. McClung's 5-27-09 Blog

Mr. McClung's blog can be found at this link,Transformation. He reminded me of a friend, years ago, who also taught elementary school and I always wondered why he loved it so. I see now he had many of the same qualities as Mr. McClung. He was extremely flexible and listening to his students was his top priority. I also believe he would have embraced technology, if available, with as much enthusiasm.
I enjoyed reading about Mr. McClung's growth and look forward to reading more of his earlier blogs. In addition, I feel that Dr. Strange's teaching techniques are very similar, especially when it concerns his more "mature" students!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Appropriately named, but could be subtitled Shifthappens.

I definitely am in agreement with Dr. Fisch in that access to education can and should grow exponentially or our society will be left behind. The idea of putting a computer in the hands of every child is right on. Fortunately, my grandchildren are being exposed to computers on a daily basis. Computers are a way of life for them as opposed to me. All I need do is go back one generation and remember my mother 's struggle learning to type on an archaic electric typewriter and me now, just trying to keep up!

My Space and Facebook have really come to the forefront and made us all realize the exponential characteristics of the internet. At some point I do get a little concerned about this, and the potential for inappropriate use, but refuse to bury my head in the sand. We must look to the future, embrace change and move forward encouragaing our policy makers to do the same.

Education must start early and move a warp speed.

ACCESS Distance Learning has come full circle.

ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide) was created to provide classroom courses with certified teachers by way of technology to all high schools in the State of Alabama. Courses include advanced placement, elective and other specialized courses that students may not have access to in rural and low income schools with limited offerings. Available to students in grades 9-12 in public high schools and in some cases state correctional facilities.

Students best suited for this curriculum are computer literate, capable of independent learning and can communicate effectively in writing. Courses are provided in three ways: 1) Web-based (asynchronous) that do not need to be taught in "real time" with multi-media content and an e-teacher to assign, grade and communicate online, 2) Interactive video conferencing (synchronous) is taught at a designated time using two-way audio and video instruction, thus enabling face to face communication, and 3) Blended courses which utilize a combination of both.

For the ACCESS Distance learning website click the link icon ACCESS Learning

ALEX - Where it all begins.

The Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) is absolutely amazing. I wish it had been available years ago when I was first in education. The opportunities for teachers, administrators, as well as students to have access to such a wealth of information is invaluable. Content standards for courses of study are presented by subject and grade level. And lessons plans, again presented by subject and/or grade level, can be created, researched and even submitted for approval. Professional development learning is also provided to those who wish to take advantage of the resources at their fingertips.

The web site ( is easy to maneuver and is divided into eight major categories including but not limited to a personal workspace to actually prepare lesson plans and keep close at hand other professional websites in an organized manner. It must be noted that once you create an account, it has to be accessed at least once during a six month period or it will be closed. Teachers, especially new graduates, should put this at the top of their favorite's list. Just click on this link ALEX.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


On June 2nd, our road trip began. Our mission was to hit as many food channel restaurants as possible between Fairhope, Al. and Memphis, Tn. by way of Clarksdale, Ms. So far we have been quite successful. We have eaten a wide variety of foods from frog legs to filet mignon.
It has been a challenge for me to 1)figure out my assignments and 2)keep up with my classroom postings.
If any of you have suggestions as to restaurants in Memphis, please don't hesitate to let me know, I will be checking my Blog daily.


Hello fellow students! I am excited to be back in the education arena after almost 20years and yes, the challenge is me. I have been selling real estate in Baldwin and Mobile counties for the last 15 years. Now that the market has slowed a bit, I have decided to go back to school and renew my teacher certification.
Little did I know how much education has changed. This is my first class and probably the pivotal one in deciding whether or not to continue. I chose USA for it's fine reputation as well as diverse educational curriculum.
Not only do I enjoy people but horses, too. I have been riding the same Tennessee Walking horse the last ten years and we have become great partners. In addition, my husband and I enjoy traveling as much as possible.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My First Post

I am now published worldwide, with classmates.