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Dropvine (Click link to return to the main WIKI page)

Brief Project Description:

This project was developed for the following reasons:

  • To get students to examine, explore, and investigate various types of Web 2.0 technologies, as well as discover ways to use those tools to enhance teaching and learning.
  • To have students work on a real-world, team-based problem where they need to develop skills of communication and cooperation in order to create and deliver the needed wiki repository outcome.
  • To have students gain a more global perspective, by including team members from universities around the world.
  • To develop a practical tool that helps anyone at any time and location review, compare, and select effective Web 2.0 tools.

Group Member Introductions:

*Please provide a brief introduction about yourself. Feel free to include a picture!

Nick Spegal     

Konichi wa! I'm the Project Manager! I'm a Physics education major here at Purdue. Some of my hobbies are reading, bowling, lock-picking, 2 AM Steak n' Shake visits, juggling, ping pong, and sleeping. I have a hip problem, so I have to walk with a cane, temporarily. Ironically, I'm a huge House fan. This project should be great fun!

Mark Schmitt (Eddie)


My name is Mark Schmitt, I would rather you call me Eddie.  I go by my middle name because I am named after my dad, it's not because I'm crazy.  I am a Engineering/Technology Education major.  My hobbies include watching movies/TV shows (my favorite show is The Universe on the History Channel ), listening to music (my favorite band is Blink-182),  snowboarding, skateboarding, being outside, Playstation 3, Computers, and going to live shows/concerts.

      Lizette Sandoval (Liz)  


My name is Lizette Sandoval, and I usually go by Liz. This is my second semester at Purdue, and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I am a nice, friendly person, but I can be shy when meeting new people. I was born and raised in Pico Rivera, California, and I have been living in Lafayette, Indiana for about 3 years now. I absolutely love to dance and enjoy all kinds of music. Some of my hobbies include going to the movies, bowling, and just being outside.


Jacob Bright 
Hello my name is Jacob Bright, and I'm a sophomore in Math Education.  I'm from Wabash, Indiana which is about an hour and a half away from here.  I love sports and cannot wait for the start of the 2010 Cubs season!  I like being outside and when I'm inside I'm usually watching ESPN or playing Call of Duty haha. 

Shelby Lesko   


My name is Shelby Lesko, and I am a sophomore majoring in early intervention. Some of my interest are playing and watching sports (especially football: Greenbay Packers and Brett Favre), reading, listening to music (favorite band is Rascal Flatts), hanging out with my friends and family, being at the pool, going to the gym to tumble with the girls I was in gymnastics with, and playing cards. yup so that is pretty much me! 

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    Whitney Wheeler

    Hey guys! My name is Whitney and I’m a sophomore here at Purdue majoring in Elementary Education.  My interests are being outside, watching/playing sports (favorite is volleyball), going to movies, my dog!, hanging out with friends and family, playing games, music, reading for fun occasionally, and watching t.v. or movies.