While we do post on this blog, we’re really mostly about the podcast. Lots and lots of links and ideas. Surely you’ll learn SOMETHING new! If you have anything you think we should share, please let us know!
So a little about us…Anna Adam and Helen Mowers are the creators of Tech Chick Tips, a podcast with tips for educators about using technology in instruction to engage students. We both work for the Killeen ISD, in Central Texas. Anna is in her 14th year as a Campus Instructional Technologist, where she juggles being instructional support and technology guru for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students and their teachers. Helen’s 18 years of experience with KISD have included being a science teacher, instructional technologist, and professional developer. Anna is the proud wife of one and mom to three digital kids, ages 12, 10 and 8, and Helen is proud auntie to two digi-nieces, ages 5 ½ and 2 ½ years! Along with Anna being a Fable Vision Ambassador and Helen being a Google Certified Teacher, both of us are Apple Distinguished Educators and addicted to cool gadgets, blogs, podcasts, and social media. We can often be found surfing the web at all hours of the day and night looking for new tips and tools that can engage kids and teachers!
We love to share what we learn, so please follow us on our Facebook page. We are dynamic presenters and particularly enjoy learning with others in collaborative setting. Below is a short selection of conferences that we (either together or individually) have presented at recently (or going to soon):
- SXSWedu 2012
- TCEA 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Tech & Learning Tech Forum Southwest 2009, 2010, 2011
- TEPSA (Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association) 2011
- ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) 2011
- ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2009, 2010
- Emerge one-to-one laptop learning (Edmonton, Canada) 2009
- Teacher2Teacher (Bow Island, Canada) 2008, 2009
We would love to present for and share ideas with educators at your school, conference, or other professional development event! Please contact us if we can inspire, innovate, and invigorate classrooms in your district!
Disclaimer: While we’re both gainfully employed by the same school district, we do not speak for our employer in anyway. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we don’t. When we don’t, they’re wrong, of course, but the point is, this site is our own little world and does not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of our employer.