Steve Hargadon (moderator)

Steve Hargadon is the project director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) K-12 Open Technologies Initiative, runs the social network, hosts the interview series on technology in education, and blogs at and

Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo is an authority in the field of new online technologies and pioneer educational podcaster. His blog and podcast, Teach42, has served as the inspiration for hundreds educators to begin their own journey into the Read/Write web. He is passionate about education and works with teachers around the globe in their efforts to explore and integrate new technologies in the classroom.

As the Online Community Manager for the Discovery Educator Network, Steve manages the online activities for thousands of Discovery teacher evangelists. The DEN's website,, was honored with a 2006 Award of Excellence by Technology and Learning magazine as well as the 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award for Instructional Websites, by the Association of Educational Publishers.

This year, he will be keynoting PETE&C, and will be a featured speaker at FETC, MACUL, METC and Tech Forum NY . He has also conducted numerous virtual presentations and hosts Discovery School's EdTechConnect monthly webinar series.

Steve lives in the Chicago area with wife and baby boy, Aiden Lefty Dembo. If you'd like to learn more about Steve, his permanent record is publicly available on Google.

Kyle Brumbaugh

Technology Coordinator San Mateo Union High School District and Capuchino High School

Developed Technology Arts Department and Pathway.
Courses taught in Department:
- Computer Systems Design
- Cisco Networking
- Art of Video
- Art and Multimedia
- Digital Media: Animation

Authored Global Communications Grant (CDE - Specialized Secondary Program) and course to teach the following to 9th Grade students:
- Blogging
- Wikis
- Digital Citizenship
- Information Literacy
- Multmedia Storytelling (Folksonomies)

Created Digital Bridge program to provide computer and Internet Access to students without the financial means to do so. /articles/mi_qn4176/is_20070319 /ai_n18740793

Google Certified Teacher: November 2006
- Presented GoogleIT Professional Development Series witb Jerome Burg, Cheryl Davis and Kathleen Ferenz to 60 teachers Summer 2007. (Blogging and RSS) /ctap4teachertools?lnk=iggc

- Author of "EdTech Just a Little North of the Valley" blog.
http://edtechvalley.blogspot .com

Josie Fraser

(Had to cancel)

Josie Fraser is a UK based educational technologist and blogger, currently working as an independent consultant. She has a broad range of experience at institutional, regional and national level, focusing on the use of Open Source and Web 2.0 technologies within formal education.

She has worked at local, regional and national level promoting and developing the effective and innovative use of ICT and e-learning. She has a wealth of experience in staff development design, delivery and policy. She has worked with Government, national agencies and international service providers on a variety of projects, focusing on e-safety, media literacy, personalisation and web 2.0.

She was the sole UK-based expert invited to serve on the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project Advisory Board 2006-2007, a group tasked with future gazing emerging technologies within the education sector. She manages the annual international awards programme for educational bloggers, the Edublog Awards.

She is currently working with the charity Childnet International for the UK's Department for Children, Schools and Families, producing advice and guidance for schools on cyberbullying, social network sites and social media.

She also the Lead Community Architect for Emerge, a national support project for the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) User's and Innovation Programme.

Adam Frey

Adam Frey is co-founder of Wikispaces, the provider of the world's easiest to use wikis. Adam has spent the past two years deeply involved with the K-12 community and is a regular presenter and participant at events on Web 2.0 in education. Adam has spent his career delivering collaboration and community building solutions.

Anastasia Goodstein

Anastasia is an award-winning blogger and often-quoted expert on American tweens, teens and early twentysomethings. Her blog,, reaches a highly influential audience of agency, brand and media executives as well as social marketers trying to reach youth. The blog has been featured in several leading publications including USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes and Fast Company. Anastasia was one of the first graduates of the Medill School of Journalism's new media program at Northwestern University, where she earned an MSJ in 1999. Her book about teens and technology called "Totally Wired," was published by St. Martin's Press in March.

Karen Greenwood Henke

In 1999, Karen Greenwood Henke founded Nimble Press, a strategic communications consulting firm located in San Francisco, California. We specialize in writing and project leadership for networking, security and computing technology with an emphasis on Web 2.0 applications. In 2006, we launched Grant Wrangler (, a free online grant listing service for teachers, and created a hosted, web-based grant management system for philanthropic organizations. Clients include top technology companies (VeriSign, National Semiconductor, eBay Foundation, Cisco, Dell, Sun Microsystems), national non-profit organizations and trade associations. Henke regularly presents on emerging technologies and data-driven decision making at education conferences and has written articles for Technology & Learning Magazine, Scholastic Administrator, Consortium for School Networking Compendium, and Threshold Magazine. In 2006, Henke was elected to the Consortium for School Networking Board of Directors, a national educational technology advocacy and membership organization.

Henke has been an innovator in networking technologies for education since 1995, when she served as project director for education initiatives at Smart Valley, an entrepreneurial non-profit organization founded by leading Silicon Valley companies. She first participated in online communities as research librarian and assistant editor at Global Business Network, a consulting firm specializing in long-term strategic planning. She received her masters degree in English from the University of Iowa Nonfiction Program in 1995. She earned her bachelor's degree in creative writing from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1989.

Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant who has worked and studied on three continents. Rushton's two master's degrees are in education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University, where his research included using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills. In the late 1990's his work with teenagers at a high school in San José, California, led him to begin using internet and video technologies to make learning more active, helping him reach students who had struggled under more traditional approaches.

He currently spends most of his time on Next Vista for Learning (, a nonprofit he founded which has built a free, online library of video resources by and for teachers and students everywhere. Collections focus on helping students better learn all manner of topics, profiling those who make their communities and the larger world better for others, and having young people introduce their communities to peers everywhere.

In addition to his regular work, he devotes time to the community through The Rotary Club of Santa Clara and as a member of the city of Santa Clara's International Exchange Commission. In early 2005, he was awarded the Baha'I Unity of Humanity Award in Texas for his work developing online and international programs for at-risk students. He also juggles, though he has never received an award for it.

Sylvia Martinez
Sylvia Martinez is president of Generation YES (Youth and Educators Succeeding), working to empower students in K-12 schools through digital technology. Sylvia is a veteran of the educational and video game publishing industry, and was the designer of the first educational push technology publishing platform, Educast, a precursor to today's Web 2.0 technology. Sylvia speaks and writes on subjects ranging from the use of technology, simulations and games to enhance educational opportunities, to how schools and community organizations can enable youth voice to create the next generation of empowered, informed digital world citizens.

Guillaume Cohen

Guillaume Cohen is Founder and CEO of Veodia, a Palo-Alto start-up offering a browser-based service to easily broadcast, archive and distribute high-quality video to multiple devices. Targeted at Businesses and Education, Veodia allows non-technical users to instantly make videos available for PCs, Macs, iPods, iPhones, mobile devices, and TVs with just a veodia account and a video camera.

Prior to Veodia, Guillaume was head of the Enterprise & Education Business at Envivio, a spin-off of France-Telecom, and the leader in MPEG-4 and H.264 technology for IP Television. At Envivio, he started and grew the Enterprise and Education market into the most profitable business unit. His products were deployed at hundreds of customers including Cornell University, the University of Texas, Citigroup, Oracle, or the European Commission. In particular, its technology has allowed the medical school of Cornell University to deliver the same curriculum to its medical students in Qatar with reduced faculty travel.

Guillaume also initiated the Enterprise Work Group at the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) and was a panel speaker at many streaming media conferences. He holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA in Paris, France.