My name is Jonathan Wylie. I’m a certified teacher with 10 years classroom experience. I’ve taught in Scotland, England, and more recently, America. I’ve also worked as a freelance writer for a number of online blogs and publications like Scholastic, Microsoft EDU, ioSafe, PC World, the TechMediaNetwork, and more. Some of my latest writing can be seen at Hubpages.
Currently, I work as an Instructional Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA where I help advise school districts in Eastern Iowa about the best ways to integrate technology in K-12 classrooms. It’s a great job and an amazing place to work!
I have extensive experience with the use of the iPad in education and I spend a lot of time creating and innovating with iPads. I have provided support and training on the iPad for educators and administrators locally, and across the state. However, I’m also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.
I’m a strong advocate for free, cross-platform tools and open educational resources. Web 2.0 and other innovative web based tools are something I love to explore. For me, these are the most flexible tools for schools and ones that educators need most because they can be used on any device at home, or at school, and they provide the equity that our students need.
Despite what you may read here, I believe that there is no perfect device for schools. We are lucky enough to be living in a technological age where there are many great options. With the right support and training, teachers can do great things in the classroom with almost any modern device.
I love to connect and share my experiences with other educators, so feel free to connect with me on Twitter or follow me on Google+ so we can learn from each other. You can also find out more about me on LinkedIn and at: http://about.me/jonathanwyie
Any opinions given in this blog are my own, and are not a representation of my employers. Please provide credit for any posts that you link to from this blog.
Conference Presention History:
- ISTE: 2013
- ITEC: 2012, 2013, 2014 (Featured Iowa Educator), 2015, 2016
- Iowa 1to1: 2013, 2014 (mini-keynote), 2015 (mini-keynote), 2016
- iPadU: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Central CSD Technology Conference: 2013, 2014, 2016
- AEA 267 Google Apps for Education Conference: 2015, 2016
- Keystone AEA TIC Conference: 2015