Currently Online Learning Specialist for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
ISTE Core Volunteer and co-founder of the Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments, a 2,000+ member strong group in the 20,000 member International Society for Technology in Education. Recipient of the “Making IT Happen” award at ISTE2011.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Core Volunteer, Second Life Docent and Island Manager of the Blogger’s Hut and the Podcasting Place, two resource-rich island buildings for sharing and highlighting superlative work in education. Poobah Emeritus of the ISTE Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments at http://sigve.iste.wikispaces.net and owner of ReactionGrid’s “MNPS Virtual Learning” Island. Recipient of the 2011 “Making IT Happen” award at ISTE2011.
Presenter of educational workshops for teachers, including “Web 2.0 for Us,” a weeklong hands-on immersion into the world of the Read/Write Web.
Author of Lives, “the pretty good American Novel,” at http://lulu.com/scottmerrick and of “Scott Merrick’s Songs for Alaska, Featuring the Last Frontier Band” at http://cdbaby.com/scottmerrick1
Former host of the bi-weekly podcast for educators and other interested listeners: Snacks4theBrain! at http://blogs.vanderbilt.edu/s4theb.
I am a learner and an educator. Everything I do in life proceeds from these two habits of mind.
Second Life and OpenSim networking and content creation, curriculum design and innovation, podcasting, blogging video editing and Web publishing, Web 2.0 tools for learning and teaching, Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC), guitar and mandolin, parenting
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