Who is Toni Twiss?
Toni Twiss is a former English and Media Studies teacher. She now works as a director of eLearning and ICT PD facilitator at two secondary schools in Hamilton, New Zealand and is available to consult with schools. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, recipient of a Wolfe Fisher funded place on the Excelerator Future Leaders Programme and in 2008 was awarded a New Zealand Ministry of Education eFellowship.
Being a Ministry of Education eFellow, released Toni from classroom teaching for a year to allow her to research the potential for the use of mobile phones in the classroom. Toni’s research was further supported by Vodafone New Zealand who supplied a class-set of 3G mobile phones and unlimited calls, text and mobile data. While her research looked at tools and techniques for using mobile phones in the classroom, it went on to consider information literacy, and the impact, of students having on-demand access to information in their pockets through using their mobile phones to access the internet. A copy of this research is available here: toni-twiss-ubiquitous-information.