OETC Community Interview: Joshua Becker

Learning to use our tools in a positive way—and avoid destruction Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living that was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites in 2015. Based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, Becker is …


OETC Community Interview: Christopher Dede

Bridge the digital divide through personalized learning Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership; and his funded research includes grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, and the Gates Foundation. …


SMART and CompView Lunch and Learn

SMART Technologies and CompView Training August 25, 2016 Are you an educator looking to get a SMART start to the 2016-17 school year? Join CompView and SMART Technology for a FREE three hour hands-on lunch and learn workshop detailing all of the new and exciting features of Notebook 16.2 and SMART AMP. Learn more about …


OETC Community Interview: Daisy Dyer Duerr

Access, connection, and a sense of wonder for students everywhere Daisy Dyer Duerr is a national keynote speaker, educational consultant, and a proud rural educator. She advocates for a higher quality standard of education in rural and low-income regions, working with school districts, federal and state government, and various organizations to achieve greater equality in …


OETC Community Interview: Brian David Johnson

The business of building the future Brian David Johnson uses ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic vision for the future of technology. He works with governments, militaries, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations in addition to lecturing around the world. Johnson has written articles for publications …


OETC Community Interview: Jennie Magiera

Making classrooms student-centered—but not “teacher-proof” In November, Jennie Magiera shared her vision with educational leaders at Spark, and this February she will be returning to share it with educators at IntegratED PDX 2016. Looking forward to this event season, we conducted a brief personal interview with Jennie Magiera. Read the full interview below! Jennie Magiera …


OETC Community Interview: Michael Armstrong

Finding the balance in technology and education Michael Armstrong is passionate about school culture, continuous innovation, and pivotal transitions. He is currently on sabbatical from his job as a building principal and is working with school districts on how to reconnect to their passion for public schools and re-dream of the utopian future. He is …


OETC Community Interview: Jennie Magiera

Making classrooms student-centered—but not “teacher-proof” Jennie Magiera is the Chief Technology Officer at the Des Plaines Public School District 62, and previously served as the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 32 Chicago Public Schools. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and …


OETC Community Interview: Dr. Jordan Shapiro

Filling the gaps in education to create the world that we want Jordan Shapiro is a full-time father of two little boys. He teaches in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts where he’s also the Associate Director for Digital Innovation. He is a Forbes leading columnist on global education, game-based learning, kids and culture. He …


OETC Community Interview: Dr. Mimi Ito

Mining the intersection of interest-driven learning and online youth culture Dr. Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of digital culture and an advocate for connected learning—learning that is youth-centered, interest-driven, hands-on and social. Decades of research on geeks, gamers, fans, activists, and artists has convinced Ito that kids learn best when they are pursuing things …