George Lucas Educational FoundationCelebrating 30 years

Monica Burns

Educational Consultant, Founder of

Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and edtech consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator, and founder of the blog As a classroom teacher in New York City, Monica used digital tools to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Monica started her blog in 2012 to help make edtech easier for fellow educators and launched the Easy EdTech Podcast and her membership site Easy EdTech Club to support educators who want to simplify and streamline technology integration.

Monica has led workshops and webinars and provided keynote presentations to teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC, and EduTECH. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), two quick reference guides for ASCD on distance learning essentials and classroom technology tips, and several other publications.

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