Learning in Hand
Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it received thousands of hits from around the world. In 2004 Tony became Willowdale Elementary’s technology specialist. He worked with students in grades kindergarten through five and their teachers to integrate technology. He developed Radio WillowWeb in 2005, making it the first podcast from an American elementary school. Tony left regular teaching at Willowdale to become an independent consultant in 2006. Currently based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tony has worked with teachers and students from around the world. Tony delivers webinars, presents at educational conferences, and travels to schools to deliver workshops to teachers and students.