MonicaBurnsMonica Burns

Keynote Presentation (MP4)

Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator.

In her role as a classroom teacher in general education and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) settings, she used iPads one-to-one with her students while aligning her instruction to the Common Core State Standards. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous local and national conferences, in addition to Apple Education events. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia, appoLearning and Channel One News.

Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels and provides support to organizations looking to use technology to reach children and families in need.  She can be found on Twitter @ClassTechTips and her blog

KEYNOTE: Tasks Before Apps: Engaging Students with Authentic Audiences

Authentic audiences give students a purpose for learning that is connected to the real world.  There are fantastic tech tools that empower your students as content creators and demonstrate their understanding of core concepts.  Monica Burns will discuss how to design rigorous tasks, set student expectations, and support all learners in a differentiated, tech-friendly classroom.  

Session 1 (10:30-11:20 AM): Make and Take on Tablets: Using Book Creator Across the Content Areas

Join Monica Burns as she demonstrates the power of Book Creator, a dynamic app for tablets.  Participants will create products they can share with students and design tasks they can take back to their classrooms.  Bring your iPad or Android tablet and get ready to create your own interactive eBook with this amazing free app.