About the Author
Jamie McKenzie is the Editor of From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal, a Web-based "ZINE" published online since 1991. In this journal, he has argued for increased commitment to professional development along with networks to support student exploration and reasoning. He also publishes The Question Mark, a journal devoted to questions and questioning.
Jamie has been a contributing editor to eSchool News and a guest columnist for the Classroom Connect newsletter. His articles have also appeared in Kappan, Educational Leadership, Electronic School and other educational periodicals.
Prior to devoting himself to full time speaking, writing and consulting in 1997, Jamie was the Director of Libraries, Media and Technology for the Bellingham (WA) Public Schools - a district of 18 schools and 10,000 students fully networked with 2000 pcs all tied to the Internet by 1994-95. He has now moved on to support technology and information literacy efforts in schools across North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
A graduate of Yale with an M.A. from Columbia and Ed.D. from Rutgers, Jamie has been a middle school teacher of English and social studies, an assistant principal, an elementary principal, assistant superintendent in Princeton (N.J.) and superintendent of two districts on the east coast of the U.S.. He also taught four-year-olds in Sunday school.
Jamie has published and spoken extensively on the introduction of new technologies to schools. In recent times he has paid particular attention to information technologies, questioning and powerful teaching, exploring how they might best transform classrooms and schools to support student centered, engaged learning.