Monday, June 15, 2015

The Dr. Will Show - The 411 for ISTE Newbies with Tammy Neil and Kimberly Wright

Tammy Neil teaches Computer Applications and Game Design at Branford High School in Branford, FL. This is her 24th year in education. She's taught every grade from 4th to 12th. I also spent 8 years as a School Media Specialist. 

Tammy co-moderates the #FLedChat on Wednesdays at 8 pm edt, and #RuralEdChat at 8:30 pm edt on Tuesdays. She is a founding member of team and actively participates in their round table discussions through GHOs and Twitter. She is also a semi-regular blogger on

This year Tammy was named Branford High School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. She's been nominated for a Bammy (High School Teacher of the Year) as well as, Edsurge's Caring is Sharing Award. Tammy recently led the organization team for #EdcampBranford, the first Edcamp not only in her district but also in the surrounding 50 mile radius.

You can connect with Tammy on Twitter: @MathNeil

Kimberly Wright is currently a TLI Teacher Leader for El Paso Independent School District, the 11th largest district in the state of Texas. She spent over six years in the elementary classroom where she learned technology implementation was the key to success in her classroom. She is a student advocate and believes that every student deserves to learn and create. Kimberly is an ISTE, TCEA & Podstock member.

You can connect with her on Twitter: @kimberlywright1.


  1. I did not know what ISTE was and had to look it up. I am currently entering the courses for my major in education. How many times a year is ISTE held and can anyone go (as in does the principal choose who gets to attend)?The tips and information were very helpful and informative, especially the shoes suggestion!

  2. I am an education major at the University of South Alabama, although I am unfamiliar with ISTE, this video did give me a few tips on networking. I know not every teacher will be able to attend ISTE so how does a teacher get invited? It seems to me that attending an ISTE will provide teachers with a lot of valuable information and advice that they can use in their classrooms.