Julie Daniel Davis is a former Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation and a certified educational technology leader (CETL) with CoSN. She has a heart of an educator in whatever she does. Recently her passion has become voice technology and its potential impact on education. She is the founder of the Voice in Education weekly podcast. She has been recognized as an Amazon Champion, a Bixby Premier Developer and her podcast has been a finalist in the Project Voice Awards. Julie desires to help educators think critically about integrating voice into the educational setting. She also strives to help voice developers consider the needs of educators when creating voice solutions. Somewhat of a futurist, Julie wants to be a part of facing the next paradigm of educational problem-solving to make the process of learning more personalized and streamlined.
Based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, I am a former accountant turned educator. I earned my certification to teach business education and a few years into teaching in a computer lab I earned my masters degree in instructional technology in 2007 just as the world exploded with the adoption of educational technology into the classroom environment. My unique background and 14 years of being an educator gives me insight into the funding of technology and as a current technology coordinator helping to lead a school system in a 1:1 computing initiative in grades 5-12, I have hands-on resources and ideas to bring community buy-in and support to other school districts.
I enjoy helping teachers integrate technology into their lessons while giving them the support and tools to be successful in discerning best practice. I firmly believe in meeting the educator at their point of need and leading them confidently into a tech integration experience that pushes them just beyond their comfort zone. Each educator is gifted in different areas, tapping into their strengths and weaknesses gives the teachers I lead the balance they need to feel comfortable with my leadership.
I am a published writer, an instructional technology professional development leader/speaker working with groups of 2 to 300 locally and nationally. As a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship certified educator I am firm believer in teaching digital citizenship skills to students at a young age. In 2015 my blog, All Things EduTechie Oriented, was named by Edtech Magazine as one of the top 50 k-12 I.T. blogs to follow. I have recently been recognized as an influential woman of edtech. I am a co-moderator of Twitter chat #TNedchat and on the planning committee of Chattanooga's Edcamp Gigcity. Most recently, I have created the "Voice of Education" podcast and Alexa flash briefing to help teachers integrate voice speakers in the classroom. This has led me to be recognized as an Alexa Champion, a Bixby Premier Developer, and to be a finalist in the 2020 Project Voice Awards in two categories.
I believe in using technology resources to enhance critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration- all skills that are required for students to become lifelong learners and influencers of their world. Considering myself a bit of an educational futurist, I feel I can aid your school in creating the most meaningful path to technology integration that meets your overarching goals. You can reach me at juliedavisEDU@gmail.com to discuss how I can help your district with technology integration.