Randy Rodgers has been in education for 23 years, having taught both elementary and middle school before entering the educational technology field in 2002. He regularly consults, shares, and speaks on topics such as Web 2.0, 21st century skills, and technologies for creativity and innovation at local, state, and national conferences. He has been an active advocate for collaboration among Area 13 technology leaders, starting a group called TC13 in 2012. He recently started the #roboedu hashtag and Twitter chat. A certified gadget junkie, Rodgers is fascinated by technologies that let students build, invent, and create. He believes that schools should be focusing on these and other 21st century skills, then finding strategies, technologies, and other resources to develop them. To that end, he is working to create district-wide robotics clubs, summer tech camps for "maker tech", robotics, and Minecraft, and has changed the focus of the district's annual technology fair from a student showcase to an interactive experience emphasizing inventiveness and creativity. You can find all of Randy's contact and social media information at about.me/randyrodgers."