About the author and blog

About David Andrade

(contact: daveandcori at gmail dot com)
(everything on this blog is my own opinion and does not represent that of my employers or any organization I am a member of)

In addition to writing this blog, I am the Chief Information Officer for an urban, public school district.

I spent 10 years as a Physics Teacher and Educational Technology Specialist in Connecticut.

I was an Engineer for 1o years before becoming and educator and I use that experience and knowledge to encourage my students in STEM topics and careers. I'm also a paramedic and EMS instructor.

About "Educational Technology Guy"

In this blog, I talk about educational technology, educational theory, educational pedagogy, and other topics related to these. I teach Physics and Paramedic classes, so some times I'll talk about those specific areas. I'll also discuss 21st Century Skills and Education. I explore free educational technology resources, ways to integrate technology into the classroom, professional development, project based learning, and tips and resources for new teachers.

I started this blog as a way to organize and share resources I've found with other educators and it is a very rewarding experience. 

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that learning should be fun, relevant to the student, and student centered. I am a proponent of project based learning and inquiry labs in science. I want my students to see real world connections to what they are learning and see how it applies to their lives. I believe that students should have multiple ways of learning and multiple ways of showing their understanding of a concept. I believe that creativity is an asset in academics. I believe that students should be treated fairly and respectfully and that they all have talents that should be developed. I believe that education works best in a collaborative, respectful atmosphere.


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