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Liz Kolb

Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Michigan, Author

I am a clinical associate professor at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. I have authored Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE, 2017), Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn with Cell Phones and Web 2.0 (published by ISTE, 2013). In addition, I have published numerous articles and book chapters on new technologies and education in prominent publications such as Education Leadership,, and Learning and Leading with Technology. I am a member of COSN's advisory committees on mobile learning and emerging technologies. In addition, I do consulting work and have been a featured and keynote speaker at conferences all over the United States and Canada. I am passionate about engaging students in education and educational opportunity through their own technologies. I am also the inventor and coordinator of the 4T Virtual Conference, which is a free conference for practitioners that occurs every May. I am also the creator of the Triple E Framework for effective teaching with digital technologies. I run a blog at I am a former social studies and computer technology teacher. In addition I spent 4 years as a technology coordinator and integration specialist in Ohio.

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