monica_burns_headshot_smDr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia.  Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin Press, 2017).

Dr. Burns visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology. You can find out more about working with Dr. Burns, and her books and resources by visiting

Dr. Burns will present on the following topics:

Digital Storytelling 101: Student Creations In Every Subject Area
Students of all ages have a story to tell! From personal narratives in the English Language Arts classrooms to the steps of an experiment in a Science classroom. Join Dr. Monica Burns for an overview of the totally free Adobe Spark tools for iPads and Chromebooks. This session will introduce Spark Video movie-making tool, Spark Page website builder tool, and Spark Post image creator tool.

1-2-3 Easy Drag & Drop Website Creator for Teachers and Students
Want to create a class website but not sure where to start? Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares how to design a website with the totally free Adobe Spark tools for iPads and Chromebooks. With now experience in HTML or coding necessary, teachers who bring a device to this session will leave with their very own class website and ideas for student projects.

Movie-Making on iPads and Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started
Making a movie just got easier! Learn how to use the free, BYOD-friendly Spark Video to make movies. Students can use this tool on iPads, Chromebooks, or any web-browser. Dr. Monica Burns will share easy steps for setting up K-12 students with success as they record their voice, add images and video clips, text and icons to their creation.

Creating Digital Newsletters to Share Student Learning
This session will introduce Spark Page as a tool for creating digital newsletters. Dr. Monica Burns will share strategies for getting the word out about the great work happening in your classroom with this free, web-browser based tool. You’ll hear how students of all ages can contribute to a digital newsletter and see how easy it is to share student work with this iPad and Chromebook friendly tool.