About

We’re just two Texas tech chicks (Helen aka @techchick94, Anna aka @betterannamac) that are into anything digital and want to share tips and tricks we’ve found along the way.

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. Both of us work in Central Texas as the Digital Learning Specialists of Killeen ISD. Anna spent the last 15 years in elementary campuses as a campus instructional technologist. Helen’s 19 years of experience include being a science teacher, instructional technologist, and professional developer. Anna is the proud wife of one and mom to three digital kids, ages 13, 11 and 9, and Helen is proud auntie to two digi-nieces, ages 7 and 4 years! Along with Anna being a FableVision Ambassador and Helen being a Google Certified Teacher, both are Apple Distinguished Educators and addicted to cool gadgets, blogs, podcasts, and social media. They 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):

  • ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Bermuda Union of Teachers Conference 2012, 2013
  • Emerge one-to-one laptop learning (Edmonton, Canada) 2009
  • iPadPalooza 2012, 2013
  • ISTE 2009, 2010, 2013
  • Lausanne Learning Institute 2013
  • SXSWedu 2012
  • TCCA 2013
  • TCEA 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Teacher2Teacher (Bow Island, Canada) 2008, 2009
  • Tech & Learning Tech Forum Southwest 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • TEPSA (Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association) 2011, 2012, 2013

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.