About Monica

EdTech Consultant, Educator, Classroom Technology Advocate

EdTech Expert Dr. Monica BurnsDr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Monica was part of her school’s leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into her classroom. As a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of digital tools in the classroom, Monica started ClassTechTips.com to provide a resource for educators.

Since starting ClassTechTips.com, Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin), Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality (Corwin), and co-author of Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today’s Reader (Shell).

Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. In addition to being named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Monica is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Hunter College, and completed a Doctorate in Global Education Leadership at Lamar University in 2016.

When Monica isn’t leading a workshop, writing about EdTech favorites, or waiting to board an airplane, you can find Monica near the beach, diving into a good book, or working on a new salsa recipe.

Monica’s mission is to help educators place the tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology.


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Sponsored content on ClassTechTips.com commissioned by a company includes a disclosure at the top of each individual post. Any social media posts commissioned by a company include the disclosure #spon, #sponsored or #ad in the posted message. As an independent consultant Monica works with a variety of companies she often features on this site including: Adobe Education, Nearpod, Book Creator and Participate. All opinions are her own.

EdTech Expert Monica Burns speaking at ITWorldEDU

Dr. Monica Burns speaking at ITWorldEdu 2017, courtesy of ITWorld

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