Author, Teacher, and Consultant
Howard Rheingold's 2002 book, Smart Mobs, was acclaimed as a prescient forecast of the always-on era. The weblog associated with the book has become one of the top 200 of the 8 million blogs tracked by Technorati, and won Utne Magazine's Independent Press Award in 2003. A former editor of the Whole Earth Review, founding executive editor of Hotwired, and author of numerous books including Tools for Thought and The Virtual Community, Rheingold has a very popular videoblog that covers a range of subjects. In 2008, he was a winner in the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning competition and he used his award to
work with a developer to create a free and open source social media classroom.
Rhengold teaches Participatory Media/Collective Action at UC Berkeley's School of Information, Digital Journalism and VirtualCommunity/Social Media at Stanford University. He is a non-resident Fellow of the Annenberg School for Communication, and a visiting Professor at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Most recently, he has been concentrating on learning and teaching 21st Century literacies. Current projects include: Rheingold U, the Peeragogy Project and Connected Learning.
George Araya, Director of Educational Technology , Desert Sands Unified School District, La Quinta, CA.
Asim Babovic , Assistant Director IT , Newport-Mesa USD , Costa Mesa, CA.
Scott Bailey, Chief Academic Officer, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV.
Dr. Raymond Chavez, Director, Instructional Technology Outreach, Los Angeles, County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA.
Jeremy Davis , Chief Technology Officer , Capistrano Unified School District , Capistrano, CA.
Carl Fahle , Sr. Director, Technology , San Juan USD , Carmichael, CA.
Emy Flores , Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services , Fullerton School District , Fullerton, CA.
Robert Gravina , Chief Information Officer , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA.
Dr. David Haglund, Deputy Superintendent , Santa Ana Unified School District , Santa Ana, CA.
Rolland Kornblau , Director of Technology , Whittier City School District, Whittier, CA.
Krissy Lorz, Teacher, Templeton USD, Templeton, CA.
Bernadette Lucas , Director, Common Core Technology Project , Los Angeles Unified School District , Los Angeles, CA.
Silvia Martinez , Teacher , Portola Valley School District , Portola Valley, CA.
Jay McPhail , Chief Technology Officer, Fullerton School District, Fullerton, CA.
Jenith Mishne , Director of Education Technology , Newport-Mesa USD , Costa Mesa, CA.
Richard Newman , Director of Innovation, , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA.
Megan Power , Teacher , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA.
Brandee Ramirez , Digital Learning Coach , Tustin Unified School District and Passion 2 Educate , Tustin, CA.
Robert Sidford , 21st Century Learning Coordinator , Washoe County School District , Reno, NV.
Susan Tandberg , Director of Curriculum and Instruction , Los Angeles Unified School District , Los Angeles, CA.
John Umekubo, Director of Technology , St. Matthew's Parish School , Pacific Palisades, CA.
Jennifer Wagner , K-6 Technology Instructor , Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools , Murrieta, CA.
Jennifer Wilson, Teacher, Templeton USD, Templeton, CA.