Thomas Daccord

Thomas Daccord, Co-Director of EdTech, is an educational technology specialist and author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers and The Best of History Web Sites. A veteran “laptop teacher” who instructed in a wireless laptop environment for seven years, Mr. Daccord has been featured in the Boston Globe (“Making Tech Connect,” December 29, 2003) for his contributions to teaching with technology. He has worked with schools, districts, and colleges in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia and presents on educational technology at various national and regional conferences. A former social studies teacher, Mr. Daccord currently serves as President of the National Council of Social Studies Technology Committee and is a featured speaker at the 2010 NCSS Conference. He is creator and co-webmaster of Best of History Web Sites, an award-winning portal, and The Center for Teaching History with Technology, dedicated to helping K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. He also created Teaching English with Technology to help K-12 English and Language Arts teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. He serves as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project consultant, is an advisor to Massachusetts Computer Users in Education (MassCUE), and is a board member of the Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (MASCD). A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Montreal, Mr. Daccord has taught in Quebec, France, Switzerland, and the United States. Additional information is available at edtechteacher.org.