Tom Daccord - EdTechTeacher Co-Director Tom Daccord is an educational technology specialist and author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers and The Best of History Web Sites. A veteran "laptop teacher" who instructed in a wireless laptop environment for seven years, Tom has been featured in the Boston Globe for his contributions to teaching with technology and has worked with schools, districts, and colleges in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. A former social studies teacher, Tom currently serves as President of the National Council of Social Studies Technology Committee and was a featured speaker at the 2010 NCSS Conference. He is creator and co-webmaster of Best of History Web Sites, an award-winning portal, and The Center for Teaching History with Technology, dedicated to helping K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. TPP played an important role in nurturing my early formation as an educator and helped incite a passion to pursue teaching as a profession. Since leaving Princeton I've had the privilege of teaching in several countries and in my current role as a consultant I work with educators from around the globe. These professional contacts and experiences have helped shape my view that our education system should focus on nurturing essential skills that will help students become successful global citizens in a digital age.
In the fall of 2014, Tom announced his new ebook, iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation. The book is on Amazon and a free chapter is available for download at: http://edtechteacher.org/ipadebook/.