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A lifelong educator, Stephanie was a high school teacher of English, Social Studies, and Mathematics.
After leaving the classroom, she was the director of integrated classroom technology, (ICT) and then the chief information officer.
Since joining Apple in 2000, Stephanie has brought her experience to help define a blueprint for building a 21st Century Learning Environment, helping school leaders identify the critical factors for successful implementation of ICT.
has traveled worldwide in search of successful, replicable instances of ICT used to drive student achievement and prepare students with 21st century skills.
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Stephanie Hamilton, Apple's senior manager of learning and information technology, spoke to Santa Catalina School parents this past Friday presenting the opportunities, and changes, made possible by technology in the learning process.
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They want to use it but then 'life gets in the way' and they fall back on old habits, says Stephanie Hamilton, senior manager of strategic education solutions at Apple Inc.
'The problem is teachers don't know what it looks like,' says Hamilton. 'Teachers have to be able to see and know, 'how do I use this technology and where does it go?'"
was addressing 400 teachers and administrators from schools across Norway as a keynote speaker at itslearning's annual user conference on April 23.
spoke generally about education technology, broaching topics like mobile devices in the classroom and the changing role of teachers in the digital age.
Hamilton, a teacher for 19 years, says teachers are hesitant to embrace technology, partly because teaching is a 'risk adverse' occupation.
lecture pointed to the challenges teachers have with technology, she
also highlighted the benefits of the virtual classroom.
"Information doubles three times every time you walk into a class," Hamilton
said that the emergence of mobile devices in the classroom reverted the education sector back to the 16th century when all students had personal teachers.
"Technology allows for individual learning," she
"Saying no to students about technology is like trying to hold back a tsunami with your hand.
"If we don't have more creativity and innovation in schools, we will have all these people preparing for a world that doesn't exist."
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District Administration: Meeting Tech's New Demands
"The good news has also been the bad news because government funding for IT for schools was all about stuff," observes Stephanie Hamilton, K-12 marketing manager for Apple Computer.
At first it seems that home-access systems work only for affluent families with well-educated parents, but Hamilton
says that isn't so."We're finding that 70 to 80 percent of all parents take advantage of our PowerSchool features, even those who are blue collar and have no computers at home," says Hamilton, a former high school teacher herself.
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Stephanie Hamilton, Senior Manager, Strategic Education Solutions, Apple