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The MentorMob Team is saying Thank You to the innovators who have gone above and beyond to help make learning free and accessible for the entire world. Our first seven months providing a smart tech tool for teachers have been wonderful thanks to the people who have made an direct impact on the e-learning community.
And so we’re thrilled to be unveiling the MentorMobEDU Innovators. Similar to Apple Distinguished Educators and Google Certified Teachers, MentorMobEDU Innovators:
- Have demonstrated creative & innovative ways to use MentorMobEDU that motivate and inspire, and
- Are building MentorMobEDU into a community for the next generation of life-long learners.
Bill Gates was right on the money when he said, “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” And we are honored to have some of those teachers as the first class of MentorMobEDU Innovators.
- Crystal Kirch – California
High school math teacher in Southern California…spending 2012 exploring the world of the Flipped Classroom. Join her on her journey!
- Bret Gosselin – Texas
Teaches ESL and loves keeping himself sharp and current through his Edmodo PLN. He also teaches reading and is the assistant debate coach at his school.
- Kim Wilkens – Virginia
Founder of Tech-Girls, is passionate about technology and social justice.
- Keith Heggart – Australia
Dedicated, passionate teacher from Sydney. He’s worked in England and Australia for five years each. He’s also a contributor to the Edutopia community.
- Pat Branson – Australia
Executive Committee – Western Australian Institute for Educational Research & Deputy Principal – Kolbe Catholic College
- Marisa Kaplan – New York
Creator and writer of Edgeeks.com with a specialization in Special Education and blogger at EdSurge.
- Carol Mortensen – Texas
Passionate about the impact of technology integration on student success! 2006 TCEA Classroom Teacher of the Year.
- David Kapuler – Wisconsin
Technology Tidbits, Ed Tech Specialist, Education Consulting, Professional Development, Web Design.
- Tom Kramer – Nevada
CCSD Educational Computer Strategist – Computer Application – Alexander Dawson School/Vegas.
- Daniel Edwards – UK
Director of Digital Strategy at Stephen Perse Foundation schools, passionate about learning & global connectivity.
- Alison Anderson – Oregon
K8 Tech teacher at Holy Cross – mom, Chicago native, Marquette basketball fangirl, track coach who tries to run, and blogger for GettingSmart.
- Mark Anderson – UK
Head of ICT, outstanding learning & teaching geek, PGCE Mentor, TeachMeet organizer & aspiring school leader. Loves the iPad and its learning potential.
- Justin Marquis – Washington
Doctor of Instructional Systems Technology, teacher of educational technology at the college level and blogger.
To each of our innovators, thank you. You make us excited and hopeful about the future of education.