About The Author
My name is Jeremy Renner and I am a technology resource teacher in Louisville, Kentucky. I support elementary school teachers who have Tablet PCs integrate technology in their classrooms. I am interested in interactive web tools, resources that increase student engagement, creative SMART Board usage and the ANGEL Learning environment. I work in Jefferson County Public Schools, where all 6,000 full time teachers have a Tablet PC and projector. I am a JCPS eMentor, a certified principal, a National School Boards Association ’20 to Watch’ Educator, a SMART Board Certified Master Trainer , a part -time instructor for Concordia University’s online master of education program and an all around nice guy.
I am a JCPS employee and my target audience of the TabletTalk blog is other JCPS teachers. The sites and services reviewed on TabletTalk reflect my personal interpretation of best practice, community building, student engagement and teacher productivity. They are not necessarily reflective of Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) or the Computer Education Support department (CES). I would never suggest a site or service that was counter to the mission or purpose of CES or JCPS, but this is my personal web space and I use it to support the teachers that I have been assigned to. If it reaches a larger secondary audience, then that is just icing on the cake.
The site started as a way for me to test different web publishing tools in preparation for a training I was asked to give. It has evolved to become one of my main sharing and teaching tools. I originally posted at http://tablettalk.weebly.com and still like use Weebly for teacher web pages. I currently use WordPress and Google Docs. I bought the domain name for $1.07 at GoDaddy and paid $9.97 to WordPress to point to it. I do not accept advertising on the site and do not make any profit from it. I used Spell With Fickr for the graphics, I used CoolText for the previous banner and in both instances used Pixlr to get the banners to the correct size. I use SnagIt for most screen shots, but usually just link to the images. I edited a flickr image for my mail and cool tools book button and the fb/twitter icons are from Productive Dreams. I used Issuu to upload my free eBook.