My name is Joshua Johnson and I have been an educator for over 17 years with experience at every grade-level from middle school through adult learners. I currently serve as the Director of Academic Technology and Asst. Professor of Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI. I spend most of my time working with both pre-service and in-service teachers as they seek to improve their classroom instruction with respect to the use of technology.
Personally, I have been a geek since before it was cool (although I probably tried to hide it :-). I remember my watching as my father hooked up our family's first "real" computer (an IBM PC jr.) when I was still in the primary grades. I remember playing Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen San Diego in middle school and learning to type in high school. I remember obtaining my first email address in college (which I still have) and waiting on pins and needles to receive an invite to Google's new Gmail product in 2004.
My passion lies in designing the educational experience. There are so many intangibles that are part of the learning process and I love speaking with educators about how they go about performing their amazing work. Getting inspired by other teachers and then finding ways to share that inspiration yet another is a wonderful way to spend any day.