Tom Daccord is Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy helping educators across the United States and abroad leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. As an educational technology speaker, instructor, and author, Tom has worked with schools, districts, colleges, and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. A Google Certified Trainer and an iPad expert, Tom has also presented at national and international conferences, including ISTE (U.S.), FETC (U.S.), ELMLE (Europe), ICTLT (Asia), and NESA (Asia). Additionally, Tom created EdTechTeacher’s international “iPad Summits” and “Innovation Summits,” which have drawn over 5000 attendees since 2012.
Tom is co-author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers, and iPads in Education: From Consumption and Curation to Creativity. His articles on educational technology have appeared in various educational publications such as ASCD Educational Leadership and eSchool News. Tom has also produced a series of online courses on Google and iPad integration, as well as 21st century school leadership.
A former social studies teacher who instructed in a 1:1 laptop classroom for seven years, Tom has been featured in the Boston Globe for his contributions to teaching with technology and was invited to Singapore by the Ministry of Education as an “Outstanding Educator-in-Residence” in support of efforts to further 21st century learning in schools. Tom developed the T21 Blended online program in cooperation with co-director Justin Reich.
A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Montreal, Tom has taught in Canada, France, Switzerland, and the United States. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.