Web 2.0
Coming of Age:
An introduction to the NEW worldwide web

A collaborative venture between 14 people from the USA, Canada, Thailand and the UK.
Terry Freedman

The main objectives of this free publication are first to inspire teachers to want to try some of these "new tools" (web 2.0) for themselves and with their classes, and then to provide practical advice and guidance on how to do so.

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Miles Berry

Miles is a deputy headteacher in an English primary school, a Moodle and Elgg enthusiast and the winner of a best practice award. He also gives keynote presentations to conferences.
John Bidder

John is the Head of Curriculum ICT strategy in Bolton, England, and gives keynote presentations about best practice.
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Mechelle de Craene http://elgg.net/mechelledc/weblog/
Mechelle is a special education teacher in Florida and undertakes research in the development of educational technology skills in children, and gives presentations on her findings at internatoinal conferences.
John Evans http://nlcommunities.com/communities/joevans
John Evans is principal of St. François Xavier Community School in St. François Xavier, Manitoba, Canada, and gives conference presentations on the subject of teacher wellness.
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Peter Ford

Peter Ford is a teacher and educational consultant based in Nottingham in the UK, spcialising in the use of internet technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
Terry Freedman (Ed)

Terry is an educationalist who provides practical and strategic consultancy services to educational institutions, and provides a range of subscription-based services.
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Josie Fraser

Based in England, Josie is an educational technologist and works as a freelance consultant and speaker, mainly around emerging technologies and staff development. 
Steve Lee

Steve Lee is a Senior Software Developer, who is uses various techniques for customising ‘off-the-shelf' software to meet individual accessibility needs. He is also interested in how Open Collaborative Communities can help and involve disabled people.
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Ewan McIntosh

Ewan is the Development Officer for the Modern Languages Virtual Environment, a pilot programme for the Scottish Schools Digital Network. He also speaks internationally about using Web 2.0 tools in education and educational management.
Alan November

Alan November is an international leader in education technology, and runs the annual Building Learning Communities Summer Conference in Boston, USA.
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Chris Smith

Based in Thailand, Chris runs a consultancy designed to offer support to International Schools across S.E. Asia, especially in the area of “ICT Across the Curriculum, and maintains an internationally-acclaimed website.
Dai Thomas

Dai is Director of ICT at Warden Park Specialist School in West Sussex and a research Fellow of Mirandanet.
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David Warlick

David is an internationnaly-renowned writer, blogger and Podcaster who provides consulting and public speaking services to education associations and agencies around the world.
Shawn Wheeler

Shawn is the Director of IMT – Services & Training for the Peoria Unified School District in Glendale, Arizona, and the founder of Adventures in Podcasting.
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