In this episode, Kelly interviews teacher, author, and international speaker and creative educational design specialist, Cathy Hunt.
Cathy is the author of bestselling iPad Art: Lessons, apps and ideas for the iPad in Visual Art and More iPad Art as featured on iBookstore.
Cathy is a well-known advocate for the creative integration of technology in education, developing ground-breaking programs for students around the world that combine hands-on, tactile and collaborative ways of working with mobile devices.
As an award-winning educational consultant, presenter, author and experienced Visual Art teacher at The St Hilda’s School on Australia’s the Gold Coast, she has worked with thousands of teachers globally to connect creative technology and cutting-edge pedagogical approaches with diverse learners.
Through her bestselling books, dynamic presentations and workshops across the globe for schools, and work for prominent cultural organisations and galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, Cathy models and promotes learning across subject areas that leverages ‘hands-on making’ with 21st Century skills and tools.
Cathy is probably best known for her work on iPadartroom.com, a home base for educators to engage with innovative ideas, resources and technology for learning in that combines paint and pixels. Her site has grown to become the ‘go-to’ resource for teachers leveraging mobile devices for creativity.
Cathy is an Apple Distinguished Educator currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Asia-Pacific region, and the Educational Reference Committee for the God Coast City Art Gallery. Recent accolades include the 2016 International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Mobile Learning Innovation Award, two Digital Innovation in Learning Award honourable mentions from Edsurge/Digital Promise, 'The Futurist' Award winner for the Women in Business Awards, and 21st Century Learning International’s Teacher of the Year finalist. Cathy’s iBook, ‘More iPad Art’ also won Best Non-Fiction and Best Reference title at the iBA Awards in Nashville.
Mentioned in this podcast:
• Cathy's website: www.iPadArtroom.com
• Cathy's books on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ipad-art/id706608032?mt=11
• Lego Mindstorm Robots
• Swift Playgrounds
• For information on Kelly's speaking and art presentations: www.KellyCroy.com
• Kelly's book, Along Came a Leader, and for a signed copy, go to www.AlongCameALeader.com