If educational technology and 1:1 education are going to thrive, school leaders must be focused on constantly employing the best practices and tools in relation to the most pressing needs of their students.
Jim Harmon is a former English teacher and is co-founder of The Through Students' Eyes project. Having served as a city school teacher since 1996, he was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2007 and Google Certified Teacher in 2008. Harmon served as Editor of the NAPDS journal School-University Partnerships, leaving the voluntary post in 2013. He received his B.F.A. in Photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his M.Ed. in Computer Uses in Education at Cleveland State University, where he was also named Distinguished Alumnus, 2008. Harmon was an adjunct teacher educator in educational technology at Baldwin-Wallace College for 14 years beginning in 2001. He has authored/co-authored several literacy-focused articles, book chapters, and successful grants in relation to his work with Through Studentsʼ Eyes and the impact of the iPad on student literacy. He is currently employed at Apple Professional Development as a Senior Specialist.