About Me

Thank you for visiting my blog on education technology!

This is where I post exciting projects, observations of good education technology practices, and new ideas!

As mom to my elementary school daughter and Director of Academic Technology, I spend day and night guiding children through the tech-centered world we live in. I love exploring new edtech tools, creatively redesigning classroom learning experiences, and encouraging young children to dream full STEAM ahead!

I am a huge proponent of using education technology to promote good citizenship skills both online and offline. As one of the first millennials, I’ve called my childhood friends on the landline and chatted with their parents, IM-ed college friends in other dorms before heading to the dining hall, and now regularly tag my grandparents on Facebook. While the tools and platforms that surround us have changed dramatically, the citizenship and social skills translate – this is the most important lesson we can teach our children with education technology!

The posts on this blog center around fostering meaningful conversations about students using education technology. So I want to hear from you! Please join in our conversation by commenting on a post or filling out the contact form!

-Kate

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This site is made available for educational purposes only, and not to provide legal advice. There is no attorney client relationship resulting from visiting or use of this blog or its information.

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My career in education and beyond:

Kathleen Reardon is the first Director of Academic Technology at Dedham Country Day School in Massachusetts. She is also Owner of the startup doctiloqua LLC and Attorney at Reardon Law Office LLC in Boston, MA. Prior to joining DCD, she held the positions of Latin Teacher and Technology Coach at The Park School in Brookline, MA.

Kathleen focuses on using education technology to foster learned discourse among elementary & middle school children. As sole owner of doctiloqua, she develops curriculum and programming that help education professionals integrate edtech into the classroom. She regularly presents on topics related to digital citizenship, social media in the classroom, game-based learning, and edtech to improve field trips & experiential learning. She has hosted workshops and presented on education technology topics at the ISTE Conference and Expo, AISNE’s The Connected Teacher Conference, MassCUE Annual Technology Conference, The Park School E3 Conference, and the American Classical League Institute.

Kathleen believes it is important to give back to the community and foster an appreciation for the preservation of cultural heritage and global citizenship. To this end, she works with cultural institutions to integrate education technology to improve educational programming that promotes the protection and preservation of our shared cultural heritage. Kathleen is a member of the Board of Education Advisors at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, one of the first participants in the Teacher Advisory Council at the New England Aquarium, a Panelist on the PBS Education‘s Teacher Advisory Group, and an Ambassador for the TES Global Network.

Kathleen holds a Preliminary Teaching License in History in Massachusetts and is a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar and the New York State Bar. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Classics & Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross, and her Juris Doctor in Comparative & International Business Law from the Catholic University of America.

My education technology and professional affiliations:

The American Classical League Holy Cross Alumni Class of 2003 ISTE Conference 2015 Philadelphia The Park School 2017 iste conference and expo san antonio Museum of Fine Arts Boston Education Advisory Board 2016 iste conference and expo denver PBS Teachers Advisory Group New England Aquarium Teacher Advisory Council TES Blendspace Ambassadors MassCUE 2016 Fall Conference CUEKids presentation

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