Julie Willcott is an EdTech Consultant and Apple Distinguished Educator. She works as an advocate for innovative learning with an emphasis on STEAM (science-technology-engineering-art-math). As a high school science teacher, Julie implemented one of the nation’s first 1:1 iPad programs and developed multiple open educational resources on iTunes U and iBooks. Her current consulting work includes serving as a Professional Development Specialist and Subject Matter Expert for zSpace, a provider of immersive virtual reality technology. In addition, Julie works as a Social Media Manager for EdSurge promoting resources on how and when to use technology in K-20 education. Julie presents at national and international conferences and serves as an advisory board member for SXSWedu.
Julie and Kelly talk about a wide-range of topics including:
- 1:1 iPad initiatives
- iTunes U Course
- STEM moving to STEAM
- Inquiry Based Learning
- The need for Director’s of Innovation
- how Director’s of Innovation need to be relationship builder and be good with the tech,
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Julie recommends the book The Three-Legged Woman and Other Excursions in Teaching
Julie finds great benefit in using the “The Self Journal”.
Her must-have gadget is a 3-D Printer.
She recommends Rich Perry, an outstanding ELA teacher as a possible guest for an upcoming interview on The Wired Educator Podcast.
One of her favorite apps is Clips by Apple.
Some of the sites and resources we discussed include:
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