About the Author



Jamie McKenzie is the Editor of From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal, a Web-based "ZINE" which has been published since 1991. In this journal, he has argued for increased commitment to professional development along with networks to support student exploration and reasoning.

Jamie is also a contributing editor to eSchool News and the Classroom Connect newsletter. His articles have also appeared in Kappan, Educational Leadership and other magazines.

Prior to devoting himself to full time speaking and writing in 1997, Jamie was the Director of Libraries, Media and Technology for the Bellingham (WA) Public Schools - a district of 18 schools and 10,000 students fully networked with 2000 pcs all tied to the Internet by 1994-95. He has now moved on to support technology efforts in districts across North America such as West Vancouver (BC), Grand Prairie (TX), Baltimore County (MD), Avery County (NC), and West Linn Township (OR). He is also working with state education departments such as Mississippi.

For a full resume listing his publication credits and work experience, go to this page.

A graduate of Yale with an MA from Columbia and Ed.D. from Rutgers, Jamie has been a middle school teacher of English and social studies, an assistant principal, an elementary principal, assistant superintendent in Princeton (NJ) and superintendent of two districts on the East coast. He also taught four-year-olds in Sunday school.

Jamie has published and spoken extensively on the introduction of new technologies to schools. In recent times he has paid particular attention to information technologies and how they might transform classrooms and schools to support student centered, engaged learning.

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