Sharon Peters

Sharon Peters is a secondary English teacher and an educational technology consultant. She recently completed an M.A. in educational technology while working full-time at Lower Canada College in Montréal. Her thesis work was an action research study about online collaborative learning in a blended environment for high school students.

Along with some friends, Sharon has embarked on a new initiative - Women of Web 2.0. Be sure to come along and check us out!
Recently, Sharon was selected as a finalist for the Global SchoolNet Online Shared Learning award. In the last several years, she and her students have participated in several international online collaborative projects with classes around the world. Her students have won gold and bronze awards in the Global Virtual Classroom web design contest.
Sharon is also a contributing author to the second edition of the soon-to-be-released web publication, Coming of Age: An Introduction to the New World Wide Web. She presents a review of Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat along with a podcast interview with a student and his thoughts on the book.
Sharon has made conference presentations on international collaborative projects, online learning environments, and social computing tools as well as training workshops for teachers to infuse technology into their pedagogical practices. She has also participated in panel discussions on the use of Web 2.0 tools and social computing. Sharon has been an active user of moodle and blogs in the classroom. She also blogs regularly about social computing and educational technology: http://www.mtl-peters.net/blog/. Her three digital native teenagers keep her motivated to explore the use of web 2.0 tools in education and to provide a vision to others about their effectiveness.