iPresenter Spotlight Series – Jon Samuelson
4th Grade Teacher – Cedar Creek Elementary
In 2005 in Anchorage, Alaska, was named a Technology Teacher Leader in his district. At Muldoon Elementary in 2006, Jon led an Intel Teach to the Future program and taught fellow teachers technology-based programs for which they were given professional development credit.
In Texas, in 2008, Jon presented “Tech Integration in the Classroom” at the ISTE Conference. In 2009 & 2012, he presented “Twitter for Educators” at the TCEA Conference and gave a presentation on his true passion…mobile learning.
In 2011, Jon presented two programs at the Mobile Learning Symposium, “Educational Gaming,” and “iLearning Innovation.” He presented a program titled “45 Apps in 45 Minutes” exclusively to school administrators at the Eanes ISD Administrators Retreat. Jon’s has many professional plans for 2012, which will include a presentation at the ISTE Conference, “Apptivities – Creative Lessons for the iPad.”
Jon is committed to making use of the innovations in technology that are exploding onto the educational front and everywhere else. Jon believes that technology is here to stay and that it is no longer a matter of individual choice as to whether or not teachers make use of it, but, rather, it is how effectively they make use of it.