Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the Internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized that she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.
After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation.
In 1997, Leslie was roadkill on Apple's road to recovery and part of their massive layoff. Leslie planned to spend most of her huge severance package golfing and waiting a few months to look for a job. The day after her layoff, her phone began to ring with Apple customers requesting consulting, training and presentation services. Before she could say "Fore!" Fisher Technologies Inc. was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions.
Fisher Technologies Inc. is now a worldwide company (meaning one employee named Leslie gets to travel the world teaching) specializing in presenting emerging and practical technology solutions to educators all over the world.
We have always been surrounded by technology and watched as it changed the world. This keynote session will take an informative and entertaining look at what technology meant to teachers throughout the decades while discovering great technology tools we can use now. We will also take a look at where we are heading with a sneak peek at some products and features of the future.
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.
With so many online creation tool options available it's getter easier than ever to enable the student to curate content in the solution of their choice. This session will introduce you to some top and varying tools that enable students to use a mechanism they feel most comfortable using. Everything from Book, text, video, audio, avatar, 3D, VR and AR storytelling BYOD tools with be discussed and some even demonstrated.
The Google You Might Not Know About
Part interesting / stories as well as resource discovery. In the session you will discover some of Google’s more obscure apps, sites and solutions. You will also hear some stories about Google’s early days, hear some fun Google stories as well as discover some unique things about the company.
On Twitter you can find me @lesliefisher
On Instagram I am at lesliegolf but don't get too excited. I do not think I have posted a single photo.
My website URL is https://lesliefisher.com