About Us

Fractus Learning is a growing team of educators working with schools around the globe to share ideas and promote cutting edge technology skills, tools and resources for the classroom. We focus on how technology can improve the learning experience, pedagogical outcomes and make education a joy for students, parents and teachers.

Publishing high quality articles, insights and professional development created specifically for educators, our goal is to motivate, excite and enhance the teaching skill set with the use of technology. With expert contributors from around the world Fractus Learning is making sure educators are always on the cutting edge.

Nick Grantham

The founder of Fractus Learning, Nick Grantham is an Australian educator living and working in Dublin, Ireland. With a background in education, engineering and digital product development, Nick launched Fractus Learning to connect people with a shared passion for technology and how it can bring education to life.

Adam Heckler

Adam Heckler is a twenty-something Cincinnati, Ohio local working in the education technology sector. Most of his time is spent at VARtek Services where he writes for the blog, manages social media, and advises K12 s
Amanda Meyer

Amanda Meyer

Amanda is a High School Life Science Teacher and District Tech Integrationist in Springfield, Minnesota. She is always asking, always learning and you can follow her class Twitter account at @MeyerScience.
Amy Heavin

Amy Heavin

Amy Heavin is the principal at Ryan Park Elementary School, MSD of Steuben County in Angola, IN. She has been a school administrator since 2010, and taught middle school English for 8 years prior. Passionate about curriculum and instruction, she pursues learning opportunities to blend 21st century essential skills instruction with best practices. As a moderator for the #INeLearn Twitter chat, a blogger, and presenter, she promotes integration of strong pedagogy with technology in the classroom. She is the mother of 3 boys and wife of Angola High School principal.

Andrea Leyden

Andrea is part of the ExamTime team, a free elearning platform designed to encourage 'active' learning using proven tools and techniques including Mind Maps and Flashcards. She enjoys spreading the word about ExamTime by writing education articles, posting on social media and reaching out to education experts.

Andrew Smyk

Andrew Smyk is a dad, educator & UX designer with a focus on Mobile Design, a speaker, a coffee aficionado, avid cyclist, all-round pirate and HTML5 Evangelist. He coordinates a post graduate program in Interactive Multimedia at Sheridan College and writes about how kids adapt and use technology.

Ann Francis

Ann has been teaching special education for 8 years and is currently working at a middle school in Buffalo, MO. Her passion is working with iPads and learning to implement the technology to put her students on a level playing field.

Barbi Honeycutt

Dr. Barbi Honeycutt is the Founder of Flip It Consulting in Raleigh, NC. She facilitates workshops and builds professional development programs to teach educators, trainers and instructors how to create effective participant-centered learning environments.
Bec Spink

Bec Spink

Bec Spink is a Leading Teacher in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation). In 2013 Bec was awarded a State Education Excellence Award for Primary Teacher of the Year for her dedication towards leading classroom innovation. Bec is a co-founder of codefuture.org and an Education Ambassador for Evernote.
Belinda Jennings

Belinda Jennings

Belinda is a Media Arts Educator & Consultant who specializes in the field of curriculum and online learning design for distance, classroom and adult learning contexts. She is committed to ongoing informal and formal professional development, both as presenter and participant.
Brett Salakas

Brett Salakas

Brett is the Founder of #aussieED. Living in Sydney Australia, he is a primary teacher, 1:1 educator, Google Certified Teacher and speaker. Brett is committed to turning education theory into real classroom practice.
Brian Puerling

Brian Puerling

Brian Puerling is a National Board Certified Teacher and author of, Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3. He is currently the Director of Education Technology at the Catherine Cook School in Chicago and serves on the National Advisory Board for Media Smart Libraries. He is also a former participant on the Sesame Workshop Teacher Council, and was a recipient of the PBS Innovative Educator Award and PBS Teacher’s Choice Award in 2010.

Bryan Lakatos

Bryan is an educator in his 15th year of teaching and discovery who now serves as the Director of Technology & Innovation at The Miami Valley School in Dayton, OH. He is passionate about using the newest tools and resources to make powerful improvements in the way we think about learning.
Catherine Newton

Catherine Newton

Catherine is Director of Learning Technologies at an Independent School in Melbourne. She manages and directs the integration of EdTech, Digital Citizenship initiatives, and a Learning Technology Peer Coaching program, across K-12. Catherine is a Science Teacher who believes in the importance of empowering Educators to be progressive in the 21st Century.
Christa Flores

Christa Flores

Christa is the coordinator of the iLab for Making at the Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California. She teaches 5th grade Problem based Science in a classroom designed for analog and digital making. She is passionate about making, and research and design in the PreK-8 learning environment.
Clare Fenwick

Clare Fenwick

Clare Fenwick is currently lecturing on the Primary BEd and PGCE Computing and ICT programmes at Plymouth University. Having started her career in medical research she moved into education and has been there for over 20 years, predominately trying to engage the disengaged initially with Adult and Community Learning. More recently she has worked on an Open University project to support the effective use of technology in the classroom.
Corinne Campbell

Corinne Campbell

Corinne Campbell is an assistant principal of a NSW public school with 20 years experience working in primary school education. She's interested in finding better ways to support teachers in their work and in bringing 21st Century Learning into schools.
Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

Craig is a passionate New Zealand educator living in Singapore. His current role is Head of ICT and Learning Innovation. He is a lifelong learner, dream creator and mentor who loves to inspire others and find inspiration.
Daisy Marino

Daisy Marino

Daisy is a 4th grade teacher and campus technology mentor in Warren, Texas. She is currently working on her Master's in Technology Leadership and her Principal's Certificate. While not always a fan of technology, through social media she has seen the power that technology can have in the classroom and hopes to inspire other "non-techies" to do the same.
Dayna Taylor

Dayna Taylor

Dayna Taylor is a Second Grade Teacher. She teaches in a Metro Detroit Michigan school district that is very forward in the integration of education and technology. In this district all K-2 classrooms have a set of nine iPads and all 3-12 classrooms are 1:1. Personally she is a proud single mother of two boys who she adores.
Donal O'Mahony

Donal O'Mahony

Donal O' Mahony is a teacher and Assistant Principal at Portmarnock Community School, Dublin, Ireland. He teaches history, religious education and technology.Holding an M.Sc. from Dublin City University in eLearning, he is particularly interested in Learning-platforms, Policy issues around digital learning in schools, Blogging for student engagement and Twitter for Education. Donal is married, the father of two teenage daughters and likes to walk a lot...

Dr. Heather Farmakis

Heather Farmakis, Ph.D. has extensive experience in professional development, distance learning, and online instructional design in higher education, K-12 and continuing education markets. She has a PhD in Global Leadership and has researched cognitive style and online learner success throughout her career.
Duncan Lloyd

Duncan Lloyd

Duncan is a Lecturer in Primary Education at a university in London, England. He also has more than seven years' experience as a primary (elementary) school teacher in England. He has a wide range of interests, including the teaching of coding, using technology to enhance learning, and the contribution of siblings to each others' cognitive and social development. He will admit to being a bit of a technophobe in his teaching past.
Ekuwah Moses

Ekuwah Moses

Ekuwah Moses is a K-5 Performance Zone Instructional Coach in Las Vegas, Nevada and works for the Clark County School District. She has served as a former Literacy Specialist, Learning Strategist, and elementary classroom teacher throughout the 5th largest school district in the United States. Moses is a published author and has presented internationally. She enjoys sharing her photos and professional experiences with other educators.
Emily Schmidt

Emily Schmidt

Emily is an Instructional Technology Facilitator in North Carolina. She has a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and enjoys leading professional development. She has developed and delivered professional development sessions for teachers about Blogging, Blended Learning and Genius Hour.

Gary Johnston

Gary is a Google certified teacher and holds a certificate of educational technology and information literacy (COETAIL). He teaches middle school science at Saigon South International School and his interests are exploring web 2.0 tools, connected classrooms and authentic assessment.
Gillian Pemberton

Gillian Pemberton

Gillian is a blogger and freelance writer. She rules her tiny corner of the internet from a farm in rural Virginia that she shares with horses, dogs, cats, chickens, an outdoorsman, and a perfect step-daughter. She is passionate about all things tech yet prefers to never wear shoes.
Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen teaches Fifth Grade in Ivins, Utah. Glen is interested in integrating technology into his flipped classroom.
Heidi Neltner

Heidi Neltner

Heidi is a mom, wife, lifelong learner, kayaker and home cook. She is currently a teacher librarian and media specialist for a K-5 school in Northern Kentucky with a passion for technology, helping students connect with their interests and supporting teachers through collaboration. Heidi is cofounder of #KyGoPlay cofounder/moderator of #KyLChat and sometimes guest moderator for #KyEdChat on Twitter.
Jack Lawicki

Jack Lawicki

Jack Lawicki is a Grade 5/6 Teacher who is passionate about learning and teaching the skills we all need to be successful now and into the future. He believes in providing opportunities for people to become successful 21st Century Learners by learning computer science. Jack shares how to teach computer science to learners of all ages and the benefits of doing so.
Jason Ribeiro

Jason Ribeiro

Jason Ribeiro is a full-time Master of Education candidate in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Brock University. He is currently completing a thesis, which aims to understand how school leaders in Ontario make decisions regarding educational technology acquisition. He is highly interested in collaborating with other educators in person and online, via Twitter, LinkedIn, and email (ribeirja@gmail.com).
Jayme Linton

Jayme Linton

Dr. Jayme Linton is Assistant Professor of Education at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. Jayme developed and coordinates Lenoir-Rhyne’s graduate program in online teaching and instructional design. She was recognized by the National School Board Association as one of the "20 to Watch" for 2012-13 and was selected for ISTE's Making IT Happen Award by NCTIES in 2013. Dr. Linton is co-founder of #NCed, a bi-weekly Twitter chat for North Carolina educators, and #edteach, a bi-weekly Twitter chat for pre-service teachers. You can read her blog at Tech Tips for Teachers Blog.

Jody Green

Jody Green is an Academic Coach in Educational Technology working with teachers and students in K-8. She has taught multiple grade levels, and she is also an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton. She is passionate about student-centered technology integration.
Joyce Pereira

Joyce Pereira

Joyce is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for using technology in innovative ways that will increase the academic achievement of my students and the professional development of my fellow colleagues.
Karen Winsper

Karen Winsper

Karen has been an elementary and middle school educator for two decades. Currently working as an elementary technology coach, Karen shares her passion for technology with both students and teachers at her school in Plymouth, MA.
Katelyn Fraser

Katelyn Fraser

Katelyn Fraser is a Grade 3/4 teacher in Melbourne, Australia. She has been teaching for four years and is a typical self-confessed, overly-ambitious, stress head. She is always looking for "the next best thing" to improve the learning outcomes of her students.
Katherine Ruddick Matheson

Katherine Ruddick Matheson

Spanish teacher, gadget geek, world traveler, blogger, reader, and sometimes yogi. NYC and beyond.
Keith Hamon

Keith Hamon

Keith Hamon teaches college writing and literature in West Palm Beach, Florida. Keith is keenly interested in connectivism and rhizomatic education, and exploring the rhizome through MOOCs.

Kirsten Winkler

Kirsten is an award winning edublogger and the founder & editor of EDUKWEST, a growing online media network of educators and educational entrepreneurs ("edupreneurs") highlighting the best of transformational educational technologies and businesses.

Laura Bates

Laura is a writer and recent Cambridge graduate with particular experience in the area of education technology. She has worked with a variety of different education companies and is active in the 'edtech' community on Twitter, so she prides herself on always being in touch with the latest developments and exciting new tools in e-learning.

Laura Blankenship

Laura is a Computer Science Coordinator at The Baldwin School, a K-12 all-girls’ school in the Philadelphia suburbs. She teaches technology and computer science in grades 6-12, and also supports the faculty in their use of technology.

Linda Rubens

Linda Rubens has been teaching English for 25 years and joined Orewa College seven years ago. She soon realised that she had to ramp up her technology skills in order to keep up with developments in teaching and learning styles. In 2012 Linda was appointed dean of year 9 and helped lead the pastoral side of the BYOD programme. She is currently the year 12 dean. Linda focuses on a differentiated programme in her classroom and flipped lessons. She was included in the Apple Distingished Educators Class of 2015.
Lisa Blessington

Lisa Blessington

Lisa is an EdTech coach, consultant and all-round lover of learning and technology. As the curator of Fractus Learning 'Bitesize' PD, Lisa is dedicated to sharing her knowledge, experience and passion with as many educators as possible.

Margaret A Powers

Margaret A Powers is a Technology Coordinator working with students and teachers in Pre-K through 2nd Grade and a Technology and Education Consultant specializing in social media, early childhood, and global education. She is a Reggio-inspired educator who loves working with young children and is always learning.
Maria Galanis

Maria Galanis

Maria is a dedicated instructional coach who never wants to stop learning. She is an EdTech enthusiast with over 14 years in tech and instruction who has a focus in learning to inspire, innovate, engage, encourage, and empower all learners.
Matt Bergman

Matt Bergman

Matt Bergman is a former classroom teacher with over twelve years of experience working in public and private schools. He is currently a technology integration coach at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA. Matt shares his ideas on technology integration and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through his blog, Learn-Lead-Grow.
Matthew Lynch

Matthew Lynch

Dr. Lynch is an award-winning writer, activist and the Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, & Interdisciplinary Studies and an Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Union University.

Meghan Zigmond

Meghan is a first grade teacher with a passion for inspiring student creativity and deepening their thinking through technology. She loves learning and creating with her students and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Melinda Sears

Melinda Sears

Melinda Sears is an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Originally a high school French teacher, Melinda moved out the classroom into a technology coaching position in October 2012. She has always married instruction with meaningful technology. You can find Melinda either running, reading, cooking or yelling "Roll Tide!".
Mydhili

Mydhili Bayyapunedi

Mydhili Bayyapunedi is an HGSE alum with a deep interest in Informal Learning. She is currently building YoungCurrent.com which provides ChildSafe News via aggregation and personalizes the experience by serving content to children based on their individual reading ability.
Nick Kurian

Nick Kurian

Nick Kurian is the founder of Kurian Consulting. A former NYC public school teacher, he has three products that address the college readiness process: www.satgenius.com, www.rebeltoruler.com, www.masterandscholar.com. He also teaches math and US history at the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan and blogs at www.rebeltoruler.com/blog.
Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave, NBCT, is a science teacher and former district teacher of the year from Clover, SC. With 18 years of teaching experience, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an Ed Tech consultant and speaker. Nick’s sessions strive to give teachers the confidence they need to help integrate technology into their curriculum. Nick writes for a number of education sites, including his own edtechpicks.org.
Nicole Gleason

Nicole Gleason

Nicole Gleason works as a K-5 Technology Integrator in four elementary schools for the Bonny Eagle School District in Maine, USA. She loves that students are happy when she visits their classroom and she hopes their excitement is because it is her that they love and not the cool technology tools she helps students learn with. In her free time, Nicole enjoys home remodeling, volleyball, cycling, gardening, and hiking.

Patrica Hewitt

Patrica Hewitt is the Assistant Principal and Teacher-Librarian at Matthew Elementary in Bonavista, Newfoundland, the most eastern of Canada's provinces. She has worked with Grade 5s for most of her 26 years teaching. Patrica has always been an enthusiastic advocate for technology and how it positively impacts teaching and learning, completing her Master's program with an examination of blogging in the elementary classroom. An avid gardener, Patrica also enjoys sharing on Twitter and reading mysteries.
Pauline Roberts

Pauline Roberts

Originally from the United Kingdom, Pauline Roberts currently teaches 5th and 6th Grade Math, Science and Engage in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her work with Project Based Learning has been recognized at local, state and national level and she was a winner at the Microsoft Global Forum for Innovative Educators in Prague, 2012.
Rebecca Davies

Rebecca Davies

Rebecca Davies is a teacher in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. She teaches primary and middle years students (Prep to year 9) and has taught in PYP and mainstream schools. She is passionate about educational technology and how it can engage students, making their learning personalised and relevant to their lives.
Rob Fetter

Rob Fetter

Rob is a passionate educator focused on developing and nurturing applied creativity in kids. He is the founder and writer for the blog create.ed. He is also the co-founder and director of Edcamp Buffalo, Western New York's first education unconference.
Robert Schuetz

Robert Schuetz

Technology Coordinator / Learning Coach, NBCT - Social Studies / Science, proponent of learning in it's various forms; growth mindset, connected, lifelong, and life-wide. Living a life of learning with family and friends.

Sieva Kozinsky

Sieva Kozinsky is the founder and CEO of StudySoup, a course creation platform that empowers teachers to discover and curate any mix of course materials. Sieva formerly led business development at Reppify, and then Sprigeo before starting StudySoup. Sieva has also been featured in Wired Magazine, as well as the WSJ and now runs StudySoup's “Educator's & Influencers” series.
Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis is a former computer science graduate who decided to become a teacher after the dotcom bubble burst in 2000. Through a series of fortunate events, Simon qualified in the UK, passed his SCG and settled in Carlow, where he is now the principal of Carlow Educate Together National School.
Simon McKenzie

Simon McKenzie

Simon is a high school teacher with over 30 years classroom experience in English and Ancient History. Currently eLearning Manager at Faith Lutheran College in South Australia. A devotee of iPads and all Web 2.0 tools. Officially appointed "Haiku Deck Guru."

Sol Shaikh

I have been a teacher since 2003. I qualified in Primary education, and went on to be Head of ICT and Head of Year in a secondary school London. I now work as a consultant, helping schools make the most of their technology. I spend my time showing schools the most appropriate use of free web resources, advising them on how to implement and embed ICT in their classrooms practically, and discussing all kinds of ICT issues with other educators, based on their individual and unique needs. I believe that ICT can help both teachers and students, equally and easily. You can follow me @heartofsol and find out more about how I help schools at www.21cln.org.uk

Stephen Ransom

Stephen is a college professor; education & edtech, father, cyclist, outdoor enthusiast, photographer, tech geek and tinkerer with a background as an elementary teacher (M.Ed.), music teacher (B.Mus.Ed.), and professor (PhD. – instructional technologies).
Ted Huff

Ted Huff

Dr. Ted Huff is the Principal of Francis Howell Middle School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is passionate about setting standards of excellence within all facets of the school setting. Focused on Character Education, Ted believes that by establishing relationships first, everything else will fall into place! As a 21st Century Educator, he believes we must equip our students and staff with the technology and best practices that will empower them to be successful at all levels of performance.

Teddy Mercer

Teddy, 24, was born in Australia and completed his secondary education in the United Kingdom. He returned to Australia independently in 2006 to pursue his interest in teaching. He is currently studying his Master's in Education at the University of Melbourne, focusing on curriculum and educational policy design. Teddy has taken a leave of absence from his teaching and studies to travel the South American continent in 2013-14 and continue work on his Education and Travel blogs.

Terie Engelbrecht

Terie is a high school science teacher at Woodstock North High School in Woodstock, IL. She has previously worked as Director of Teaching & Learning, Science Division Chair, and Instructional Technology Coach and has an avid interest in becoming a better teacher and helping her students become better learners.
Umari Osgood

Umari Osgood

This is a guest post from Umari Osgood who works at Bisk Education and writes on behalf of University of St. Thomas online programs.

Victoria Olson

Victoria is a grade 3/4 teacher and technology coach at West Langley Elementary in Langley, British Columbia. She is a student in the Master of Educational Technology program at UBC and is co-founder of #bcedchat, EdCamp35, and the EdTech Mentorship Network.

Wade Gegan

Wade Gegan is an ex-classroom teacher who works with schools and institutions to embrace technology in new and exciting ways. As a permanent member of the Fractus team, he has a passion for education and is always trying to make sure learning stays fun.