Hi, I’m Andy Brovey. I’ve been helping others make sense and make use of technology for almost 30 years. Much of that time I taught teachers how to use technology. They wanted to improve their own skills and help others apply technology to teaching, learning and leadership.
In 2010, I started the website iPad Academy to share what I was learning about Apple’s new tablet computer. In 2011, I began offering iPad training in person and then online through my iPad Academy Master Class video series. Today, 50,000+ visitors per month drop by my iPad Academy website. More than 4,600 subscribed to my iPad Tip Sheet. Over 1,000 people registered for my first online iPad class. For the past five years I’ve had the privilege of working with the faculty and students of Valdosta Early College Academy (VECA) on a 1:1 iPad integration project. I’ve also built a few educational websites with WordPress, focusing on STEM and STEAM.
Learn about using the iPad, apps and accessories, led by a teacher who’s been helping others to make sense and make use of technology for more than 30 years. Apple’s tablet offers a powerful combination of form, function and flexibility. iPad Academy will help you transform the potential of the iPad into a practical and purposeful tool. I invite you to read the articles, preview video lessons, or contact me to arrange a hands-on session.
You’ll find tutorials, tips, and how to articles on the iPad Academy website. You’ll discover productive apps, practical applications and useful accessories. iPad Academy is for anyone who wants to improve their iPad knowledge and skills. As you learn, I hope you’ll also find ways to share that knowledge and skill with others.
Inside iPad Academy you’ll find:
- iPad tips, techniques and tutorials
- how-to articles on the iPad
- a search form to look for topics of interest
- links to valuable iPad sites and resources
- information on iPad apps and accessories
- products to make your iPad more functional and more fun
Starting and running iPad Academy in 2010 and watching the audience grow has been very rewarding. More than 50,000 iPad owners visit the website every month. That popularity has attracted imitators, some with good intentions and others seeking to copy us for profit. This is the original iPad Academy, working to help you make the most of your iPad and Apple technology, in person and online.
In 2007, I was honored to be named an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE). ADEs are part of a global community of education leaders recognized for their work with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. One of the great benefits of being an Apple Distinguished Educator is the generosity of fellow ADEs. Through our online and in person connections, we answer requests for the best ways to help others learn about various technology topics. We openly share lesson plans and teaching resources. I began to explore how this type of sharing could happen among other talented teachers who were not ADEs.
Two years ago, I became involved in a STEAM project to connect great art and STEM topics, called STEAM On Tour. I built the STEAM On Tour website as a way to let others know about our project. As I learned more about STEM and STEAM, I wanted to develop a way to encourage fellow educators to share what they were learning and doing in their classrooms. I’m certain there are many other teachers who have effective plans, efficient approaches and excellent products for STEAM teaching. I know there are many thousands more who could share their expertise with fellow educators if there was an easy and rewarding way to do so. That’s why I created Teach About Tech. If you have an interest in STEM & STEAM, please drop by Teach About Tech!
Dr. Andrew J. Brovey
The Portable Prof™