Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Amy Burvall - One Woman’s Impact on EdTech

I am a huge #SXSW fan and was bummed that I wasn't able to attend this year's #SXSWedu conference this year.  However, I did stay abreast via twitter - my avenue to everything trending.  One of the people that I have become intrigued with is Amy Burvall.  She was part of a group hosted by EdTech Women Founder Sehreen Noor Ali.

Amy was one of twelve women that shared at the SXSWedu Lightning Talk Series - At The Helm: Women's Impact in EdTech.  Margaret Roth's blog shared bios on all twelve women.  When she introduced Amy Burvall, she wrote, "A Humanities teacher for 20 years in several of Oahu's private schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology professional development programs.  She is currently teaching Theory of Knowledge at Le Jardin Academy International Baccalaureate World School.  Her work in the History for Music Lovers project YouTube channel, which features history-based parody music videos with almost 10 million views, has appeared in Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Honolulu Magazine, CBC, NPR, and international blogs and media.  She was privileged to present at the TEDxHonolulu 2011 and serve as co-curator for  TEDxHonolulu 2013.  She has presented at Ignite Honolulu, The Association for Advanced Computing in Education, EdTech Teacher, iPad Summit, and in Vancouver at the British Columbia Social Studies Teachers Association Conference.  Amy has been an active participant-learner in several MOOCS (#etmooc, #edcmooc, and #teachtheweb), named a Webmaker Fellow by Mozilla, and is a firm believer in radical transparency, open ed, and remix culture."  People like Amy are inspiring to educators and students.   Take a look at her amazing products and ideas.

Here is a ThingLink with Everything Amy and some of her amazing videos about history.  Her students have produced amazing products too, take some time to see how she has impacted them.

Click here to view her student's work:

Her wonderful history videos!

People like Amy inspire me to want to be a better educator.  I love that she doesn't mind to #DARETOSHARE.

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