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Amy Burvall

IB Theory of Knowledge teacher from Kailua, Hawaii

I've been a Humanities teacher for over 20 years in several of Oahu’s private schools, and am currently involved in several educational technology professional development programs. I am currently teaching Theory of Knowledge at Le Jardin Academy International Baccalaureate (IB) "world school". My work in the History for Music Lovers project YouTube channel (aka "Historyteachers"), which features history-based parody music videos with over 9 million views, has appeared in Wired magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Honolulu Magazine, CBC, NPR, and international blogs and media. We were privileged to present at TEDxHonolulu 2011, which inspired me to serve as co-curator for TEDxHonoluluED 2013. I have presented at Ignite Honolulu (2012), Punahou Lab School (2011-14), The Association for Advanced Computing in Education (2011), the Hawaii Independent Schools Association’s Schools of the Future Conference (2010, 2011, 2012), Kamehameha Schools Tech Slam and Imagine Conferences (2013), EdTechTeacher iPad Summit (2014), SXSWedu (2014), and in Vancouver at the British Columbia Social Studies Teachers Association Conference (2012, 2013). I was part of the first cohort of Mozilla Webmaker Fellows and have beta-tested tools for them as well as developed projects. I have been an active participant-learner in several MOOCS (#etmooc, #edcmooc, and #teachtheweb) and am a firm believer in radical openness, remix, and maker culture. My current interests include new literacies, combinatorial creativity, copyright reform, and sketchnoting/visual thinking.

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