Preparing for a Year of Mobile Learning with EdTechTeacher

About this Series

For thousands of teachers in all types of schools, this will be the first or second year where teachers and students have widespread access to tablets, handhelds and mobile computing devices. In the “Preparing for a Year of Mobile Learning” series, we’ll host four conversations with fabulous educators that explore how great teachers are rethinking and reshaping their classrooms and teaching. Over four weeks, we’ll discuss preparing for your first year, tablet workflow and organization, preparing parents, and reinventing classroom practice with technology.

Monthly Webinar Series


Planning For Effective Teaching & Learning with Mobile Devices
4:00 PM PST
Event link: Check out the full recap
Featuring Tom Daccord
4:00 PM PST
Getting Going with Mobile Devices: Workflow, Organization, and Fundamentals
Event link: Check out the full recap
Featuring Don Orth & Holly Clark
4:00 PM PST
Preparing Parents for Mobile Learning
Event link: Check out the full recap
Featuring Carl Hooker & Patrick Larkin
4:00 PM PST
How Great Teachers Reinvent Their Classroom
Featuring Justin Reich


EdTechTeacher is an educational technology, professional development provider dedicated to helping teachers use technology to transform their classrooms into student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments.


Tom Daccord is the Director of EdTechTeacher and an educational technology speaker, instructor, and writer who has worked with schools, districts, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Author of "Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers and The Best of History Web Sites", Tom has presented on educational technology topics at national and international conferences, including ISTE (U.S.), ELMLE (Europe), and ICTLT (Asia). A former social studies teacher who instructed in a laptop classroom for seven years, Tom has been featured in the Boston Globe for his contributions to teaching with technology and invited to Singapore by the Ministry of Education as an “Outstanding Educator in Residence.”

Justin Reich is co-founder of EdTechTeacher and the the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, based in the Office of the President and Provost at Harvard University, exploring the possibilities and limits of online learning through the HarvardX platform. He is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a visiting lecturer in MIT’s Scheller Teacher Education program. With Harvard’s Project Zero, he coordinates a design-based learning experience for the Future of Learning Institute, and is developing a research project exploring how youth make meaning of school-based approaches to cyber-bullying and online cruelty and meanness.

Gail Ross-McBride is the Chief Administrative Officer of EdTechTeacher and has been a leader & administrator in the field of educator professional development and educational technology training for over 25 years. Gail has worked collaboratively with teachers, curriculum designers, school administrators, school committee members and higher education officials to help bring about a common vision of what is necessary to improve student learning in the 21st century.

Don Orth is the Director of Technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California and an instructor/presenter at EdTechTeacher. Don has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade as a teacher and administrator. He is also coordinating the Hillbrook iLab project to study how agile learning environments affect engagement, confidence, and performance of students.

Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California who has taught for over 16 years in San Francisco, Chicago, and San Diego. Holly is both a Google Certified Teacher as well as a National Board Certified Teacher, and has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has consulted with schools internationally on improving their iPad integration and using Google Apps for Education to empower learning.

Carl serves as the Director for Instructional Technology in the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, TX where he has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. He is also the founder of iPadpalooza - a learning festival showcasing the use of iPads in education.

Patrick Larkin is a nationally recognized education leader recognized for creating an immersive 1:1 iPad program, and serves as the newly appointed Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. An avid blogger and a proponent of social media to better engage teachers, students, and parents in the education process, Patrick is one of the founders of the Connected Principals Blog and #cpchat on Twitter.