Sunday, September 20, 2015 #txeduchat welcomes
host Kasey Bell a.k.a. @shakeuplearning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning workshops, including presentations at ISTE, FETC, TCEA, Google Summits, and iPadpalooza. Kasey was a finalist for the 2015 Instructional Technology Specialist of the year by TCEA, and has been recognized as a Top Ten EdTech and ELearning Influencer. Kasey is co-leader of the North Texas Google Educator Group. She is also an EdCamp organizer and has also been featured on edtech podcasts, including House of EdTech and Coffee with a Geek. She also serves on the Educational Advisory Board for Responsibility.org.
Kasey’s website and blog, ShakeUpLearning.com, provides educators with instructional technology resources, tips and tricks, and classroom technology integration ideas. Here you will find great resources for Google apps, including guides and cheat sheets, mobile learning and apps, iPad tips, and social media tips for educators. Shake Up Learning, was recognized as a Must Read EdTech Blog for 2014 and 2015, and a 2014 Edublog Awards Finalist for best new blog and best edtech resource blog. Kasey also received an honorable mention for the Digital Innovation in Learning Awards given by EdSurge and Digital Promise, in the “Sharing is Caring,” category, for her work sharing educational resources on her blog and across social media. Also, Kasey’s resources and tips have also been featured on other blogs and websites including Edsurge, Edudemic, EdTech Magazine, Emerging Edtech, and more. As a blogger, Kasey uses her blog to create and share original technology integration ideas, resources, cheat sheets, and more!
@ak_leeg hosts #txeduchat Sunday 8/30
Dr. Lee Graham is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Alaska, Southeast. She teaches the courses in the Educational Technology Master’s Program and has served as the Program Coordinator for the STEM Program. Dr. Graham was a finalist for the Bammy Award for College Professor of the year in 2014, and was awarded Teacher of the Year by Liverpool University for her work in their online Ed.D. Program in 2011. Her work with online course design yielded her the award of Platinum Award for Best Practices in Online Programming in 2007. Dr. Graham’s research and creative activity centers on emerging online pedagogy and innovative practice. She is a Member of the Editorial Review Board for the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’s (AACE) Journal of Online Learning Research. You may follow her on twitter at @ak_leeg and on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeeGrahamAK/posts.
Rachelle Wooten and Janet Corder host #txeduchat
Sunday, August 16th at 8pm Central
Rachelle Wooten is a Digital Learning Specialist with Fort Bend ISD. Her passion is designing and facilitating a professional development experience that empowers, inspires, and equips teachers with innovative, proven solutions to reach and teach each their students. She is the author of the iBook: Mission ‘Pod’sible: A Teacher’s Guide to Podcasting. She’s an authorized Google Education Trainer, Adobe Education Leader, and Certified Adobe Education Trainer. She has also earned distinctions such as: an Edmodo Certified Trainer, and Common Sense Media Certified Graphite Educator, and is a Nearpod Pionear. She has presented at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), SXSWedu, Region 4 Education Service Center (Houston area), Rice University, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Association of Supervision, Curriculum, and Development (ASCD). She’s a proud member of several professional learning communities.
Janet Corder is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her with many opportunities to present at national, state and local conferences and in school districts throughout the United States. She has co-authored four books on technology integration and professional development. Janet served in various positions for the Texas Computer Education Association Board of Directors for several years and was awarded ISTE’s Making It Happen award given to leaders in educational technology. Janet is also a Nearpod Pioneer and an Edmodo Certified Trainer.