Explain Everything, Inc. is a team of innovators, artists, learners, and leaders dedicated to developing creativity-inspiring applications. Created by Bartosz Gonczarek, Piotr Sliwinski, and Reshan Richards, the Explain Everything application, a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard, has been used by almost 4 Million people and has seen rapid adoption in K-12 education. The company is based in Wroclaw, Poland and New York.
Chief Technology Officer. Inventor of the animation engine used by Explain Everything. Researches and designs the underlying technology, supervises development, and oversees the customer support.
Chief Executive Officer. Leads the team while being responsible for the company strategy and operations. Active sportsman, obsessed with innovation and creativity.
Chief Learning Officer. An educator, researcher, and author, Dr. Reshan Richards focuses on teaching, learning, and assessment and their intersection with Explain Everything.
This group of talented individuals provides feedback and guidance as we develop our apps and advance the Explain Everything mission. With the help of this participation, we better understand the challenging educational landscape while positioning ourselves at the leading edge of software development for teachers and learners everywhere.
Tony Vincent’s headquarters is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA. After teaching elementary school as a fifth grade teacher and technology coach, Tony now works to empower all teachers, administrators, and students worldwide as a conference presenter and workshop facilitator. His website, learninginhand.com, is a popular destination for educators who want to connect teaching with technology.
Victoria is a grade 3/4 teacher and technology coach at West Langley Elementary in Langley, British Columbia. She is a student in the Masters of Educational Technology program at the University of British Columbia. Victoria co-founded #bcedchat, EdCamp35, and the EdTech Mentorship Network to increase networking between BC educators and to enrich the focus on professional development within the province. She is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer. Victoria is an active member of her Personal Learning Network and advocates for online sharing of best pedagogical practices. She believes in meaningful tech integration and innovation in schools, helping teachers to reach their professional goals with technology.
Tim Pelton is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. He teaches classes on mathematics pedagogy and technology in education. His research interests include: the creation and evaluation of educational apps; the application of appropriate technologies to enhance the teaching and learning process (e.g., clickers, iPads, GPS, etc.); and the use of creative apps on iPads to engage students in problem solving, communicating, reasoning and representing their understandings through the creation of digital manipulatives, comics and video artifacts.
Paul has been Featured in ‚The Age, ‚Sydney Morning Herald’, ‚Canberra Times’ as a leading pioneer in the edtech field in the areas of Augmented Reality and iBeacon Technology. The visionary behind one of the first iBeacon educational applications in the world. The creators of Estimote, one of the first growing technology companies in the world, have labelled Paul an “Edtech Pioneer” Paul is an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2013) and a 2013 Finalist – International EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions―and the best and brightest minds―in education and technology. Paul is also a 2013 Finalist – EduBlogs Life Time achievement award. Creator EduBeacons (iBeacon App) The Tellagami Project (Presentation) Teaching students to code on the iPad (iBook) Augmented Reality in Education (iBook) 10 Amazing lessons for the iPad Classroom (iBook) Formative Feedback for Learning and Science AR (Apps)
Michelle Cordy is a teacher and applied researcher. She began teaching in 2001, and has taught in both K-12 and higher education settings. Her focus has been on mathematics education and technology integration. Michelle also engages in classroom based research with partners from academic institutions as well as with industry partners. Currently she teaches grade 3 with 1:1 iPad. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and holds an M.Ed. in Mathematics and Science education.
Kristi has taught in Early Childhood Education for over 25 years and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. She is passionate about early literacy and the integration of technology.
EDUCATION MATTERS. This is the common theme that has directed Jonathan’s journey from being a Learning Support Teacher willing to experiment with mobile devices to improve student outcomes, to receiving Smart Classrooms (Qld) & Learning without Frontiers (UK) Innovation awards, to his previous roles as a One Laptop per Child & Indigenous Education Project Officer, to his current positions as a Senior Educational Consultant for TAFE Queensland (Digital Learning Support), Apple Distinguished Educator, NMC K-12 Ambassador & Horizon Report Board Member, Slide2learn & E20 groups co-founder, Pearson presenter, & is active in the HP Life program. His current passion is looking at how the next generation of tech such as iBooks, Wearables, iBeacons & Apps can combine with the smart pedagogies of SAMR & Challenge Based Learning to impact learners. Find out more at JNXYZ.education.
Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 32 Chicago Public Schools. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and CPS’ 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, Jennie works to redefine education through digital learning. Jennie is also passionate about transforming professional learning, co-founding PLAYDATE and other new conference concepts.
A primary trained teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, Deon is an advocate for personalised learning and encourages the creative use of resources to transform teaching and learning. He has worked in 1:1 iOS schools since 2009: previously in a brand new Catholic middle school with iPod touches (and then iPads) in the hands of all students, and currently as Leader of ICT Integration (a job with a major purpose of making himself obsolete!) in a college of 750 boys, each with their own iPad. In 2010, Deon collaborated with a number of Australian educators, all with a shared passion of mobile learning, to form Slide2Learn – an organisation responsible for the world’s first iOS in education conference, which is now about to enter its sixth year of running mobile learning and iOS events.
Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Greg Kulowiec spent eight years as a high school history teacher and one year as a technology integration specialist. In his last year as a classroom teacher, Greg began the process of exploring how mobile devices and iPads could be effectively integrated into the classroom to support student learning and creativity. He has used that experience as the foundation for numerous blog posts and presentations as well as to develop the concept of „App Smashing.” Greg has presented at MassCUE, NCSS, MASCD, and the EdTechTeacher iPad Summits on topics ranging from the integration of social media in the classroom to collaboration with mobile devices, and blogs regularly at The History 2.0 Classroom as well as Edudemic and Free Technology for Teachers. Greg holds a degree in Sociology from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH where he was also a four year scholarship basketball player and team captain.
David Malone is a Teacher on Special Assignment and Deployment Architect within San Francisco Unified School District’s Information Technology Department. He is adjunct faculty at Touro University, on the Board of Directors for Computer-Using Educators, a member of the East Bay CUE board, serves on the technology committee for the Diocese of Oakland, and a curriculum developer for the Leading Edge Certification. He also co-authored the Explain Everything User Manual with the app’s developer, Reshan Richards. David graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and has a Master of Science degree in Education: Educational Technology Leadership from Cal State University, East Bay. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and New Media Consortium K-12 Ambassador who regularly presents at regional, state, and national EdTech conferences. In a life before teaching, he worked in motion picture advertising and attended culinary school. When he’s not working with students and teachers or spending time with his two young daughters, he’s exploring technologies and connecting with other passionate, forward-thinking educators.
Daniel Edwards is Director of Innovation and Learning at the Stephen Perse Foundation of schools and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Areas of particular interest are pedagogy, learning with technology and the use of iPads in schools.
Mark Anderson is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Microsoft Certified Educator, a former assistant headteacher and author of the chart-topping, ‘Perfect ICT (Every) Lesson’. His award-winning blog sees him sharing with the world. He is recognised as being one of the top ten teachers to follow on Twitter in the UK. His blog is currently shortlisted as the best Education blog in the UK in the UK Blog Awards. Mark is also a former lead teacher for ICT and a successful head of Computing before it was trendy. He was also a driving force behind one of the UK’s most successful iPad 1:1 initiatives. Now an edtech and mobile learning consultant, particularly with iPads, Mark supports schools all over the world with their use of technology across the curriculum.
Serhat Gürgün received his bachelors’ degree in Science Teaching and masters’ degree with high honor in Computer and Instructional Technology Education. Serhat has been an educator for 10 years and carried out studies and projects about computer supported education, constructivism, web based e-learning applications, assessment and evaluations systems, mobile education applications, content management systems, learning management systems, one-to-one education initiatives with tablets and teacher trainings at private schools in Turkey. He supported to some international companies about educational technology as a consultant. He attended many international/national conference and events as a presenter about effective use of educational technology.
Ryan Read has an MSeD in Instructional Technology with five years experience in the field. He has been a part of several conferences presenting on the use of iPad and Technology Integration and the use of his creation, App Dice. Currently the Technology Facilitator for Christian Life Schools K-12. Ryan continues to explore the changes in Educational Technology and classroom integration with the latest technology. He is presently pursuing his doctorate in Instructional Technology at Northern Illinois University.
Based in Prague, Czech Republic Credo Ventures is a venture capital firm established in 2009 with the goal to become a premiere venture capital firm investing in early stage companies in the fields of Internet, IT and Health in Central Europe. Credo Ventures believes in entrepreneurship and the ability to take Central European projects and companies from zero to success on a global scale. Credo Ventures builds upon strong international relationships; its Advisory Board is headed by technology visionary and investor Esther Dyson and its Investment Committee Chairman is Eduard Mika, one of the most prominent technology entrepreneurs in Central Europe.
RTAventures is a venture capital firm that was established in 2011 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. The firm focuses on investments in early stage internet and health tech projects, with special focus on SaaS and marketplaces. RTAventures looks to support aspiring entrepreneurs across Europe who seek experienced partners for growth financing. For more information, please visit www.rtaventures.com
New York-based New Europe Ventures was established in 2007 by a group of Polish-American investors and technology entrepreneurs. The firm’s mission is to fund, grow and globalize the development of Central Europe’s extraordinary high-technology ventures. NEV portfolio companies leverage our relationships and experiences from the US to rapidly scale their business beyond local markets.