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About Me
Formerly: Sr. Educational Technologist/Program Manager: Yahoo! For Teachers

I'm an educational technology consultant, speaker, and author specializing in digital & social media, mobile technology, Gen Y, e-learning, educational media and online communities.

I've designed and developed online communities, e-learning courses and model curriculum for clients in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. In addition, I've also designed and led a series of national workshops where I've taught educators how to integrate social/new media technologies into the classroom.

I've also taught at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University in the MA in Education Technology program.

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Amelia left a comment for Derek Baird
"Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back(amelia_herbert23@yahoo.com)I will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks"
Oct 13, 2012
Derek Baird commented on Harry Walker's blog post New Blog - Check it out!
"Thanks for sharing!"
May 1, 2011
Derek Baird commented on Michael Staton's group Educators using Facebook
"What educational FB Apps have you tried and recommend?"
Feb 11, 2011
Derek Baird posted a blog post

Togetherville "Heart Your School" Sweepstakes

Togetherville.com is a kid-focused social platform built on three core tenets: education, entertainment and expression. In addition to providing kids with a way to share their thoughts and concerns about their education, Togetherville has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to give kids a chance to show their school pride, join the discussion on education and give their school a chance to win $10,000!The…See More
Oct 10, 2010

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Togetherville "Heart Your School" Sweepstakes

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Togetherville.com is a kid-focused social platform built on three core tenets: education, entertainment and expression.



In addition to providing kids with a way to share their thoughts and concerns about their education, Togetherville has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to give kids a chance to show their school pride, join the discussion on education and give their school a chance to win…

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Call for Nominations: 2010 Totally Wired Teacher Award

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The Totally Wired Teacher Award, sponsored by Dell, is inspired by Ypulse.com founder Anastasia Goodstein’s book, Totally Wired: What Teens & Tweens Are Really Doing Online, and the challenges she observed when teachers tried to integrate technology into their public school…

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'No Phone Zone" | Teaching Teens the Dangers of Texting and Driving

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

The creation of this lesson plan was inspired by an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that focused on the dangers of distracted driving.



The "No Phone Zone" lesson plan will educate students on the dangers associated with distracted… Continue

Clean Water Changes Everything

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

This holiday season, Yahoo! For Good wants to start a ripple of kindness around the world.



Like Yahoo! I believe that it doesn’t necessarily take a great deal of money or time to spread happiness – sometimes it can be the simplest things like providing people with clean water.



If you're like me, you don't spend too much time thinking about water - it's everywhere we go. When we're thirsty, we flip a handle or push a… Continue

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At 8:57am on October 13, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back(
amelia_herbert23@yahoo.com)I will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 8:13am on March 5, 2009, Steven Katz said…
I just added a group that I think you might be interested in, “Educational Technologists.” http://www.classroom20.com/group/instructionaltechnologists I am hoping this group can grow and we will be able to support each other and collaborate so that we can better support our colleagues.
At 9:52pm on December 27, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…
Hi Derek,

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham, MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' group, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975 . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!

Thanks,

Alyshia Olsen
anotherdayaway42@gmail.com
At 12:57pm on December 18, 2008, Andrew Connelly said…
Thanks Derek - great site!
At 6:16am on December 3, 2008, kosh said…
Hi Derek, Welcome!
At 6:14pm on October 22, 2008, Clive Goodinson said…
I spent the whole day making a Pixton widget that would work here... Can you see it on my page?
At 10:30pm on September 12, 2008, Govinda Prasad Panthy said…
Hello there, i'm a school teacher/founder from Nepal. I run an elementary school for poor family rural children. I'm Govinda by my name. if u find me like minded person plz mail me at gopisu@gmail.com
At 4:46pm on September 10, 2008, Mary Margaret OConnor said…
Nice to meet you Derek. I'm in your area - Irvine.
Best,
Mary Margaret O'Connor
At 6:54am on January 26, 2008, Ken Pruitt said…
Swingbag! (PCU ref anyone? Piven at his finest)
Takes a special man to join the mustache nation. I am honored to be your friend....again.
Peace be with you.
At 8:27pm on January 4, 2008, Brian said…
Your project sounds very neat--what kind of things are on the Teachers Project?
 
 
 

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