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Thomas Daccord, Educational Technology Author, Will Speak at Springfield College

April 4, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.,  April 5, 2010 –  Thomas Daccord, author of “Teaching with Technology:  A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers,” will present the annual Susan McCarthy-Miller Leadership in Education Lecture on Tuesday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Cheney Dining Hall rooms A and B, at Springfield College.  The address, “Not Another Paper!  Alternative Projects and Social Media,” will be open to the public free of charge.

Daccord is co-director of the Center for Teaching History with Technology, an organization dedicated to helping history and social studies teachers in grades K through 12 incorporate technology effectively into their courses.  He instructed in a wireless laptop environment for seven years, and has been featured in the “Boston Globe” for his contributions to teaching with technology.

The creator and co-webmaster of Best History of Web Sites, an award-winning portal that receives more than 2 million visitors annually, Daccord is also the author of a book by the same title.  

He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Montreal, and has taught in Canada, France, Switzerland and the United States.

The Springfield College Leadership in Education Lecture, now in its fifth year, brings noted educators to the campus for presentations that enhance the learning of students, professionals in the field, and the public.  It is the college’s premier scholarly event in the field of education.  The college’s Education Department named the annual lecture in honor of Professor of Education Susan McCarthy-Miller, when she retired in 2009.

Springfield College offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in early childhood, elementary, secondary and physical education, as well as a doctoral degree program in physical education.  Additionally, it offers bachelor’s degree programs in health education and teacher preparation, and master’s degree concentrations in educational studies and special education.

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