Sandy Scragg is an educational technologist in New York. She began working in educational technology during her first year as a teacher, when she was thrust into a computer lab. That year, Sandy won a technology curriculum grant for her online journalism class, and never looked back.
Since then, she has gone from an award-winning New York City English teacher to a technology program director at a national education non-profit, a regional technology specialist at the New York City Department of Education, and is currently an educational technology consultant in New York. Sandy is a skilled workshop designer and facilitator whose down-to-earth and hands-on approach has won over many converts. She has also authored online courses for both teachers and students, which have been administered across the nation. Sandy is a self-professed “mac person,” but is well-versed in a wide array of software, platforms and applications. Sandy attended the Google Teacher Academy in NY on November 18, 2008 and recently became a Google Certified Teacher.
Sandy’s interest in technology began when she was a New York City high school student in the 80s, continued through the 90s when she was a pioneer user of the worldwide web, and today, she publishes her own website and blog. Sandy received both her B.A. (Journalism) and M.A. (English Education) from NYU. Before embarking on a career in education, Sandy worked in both magazine publishing and television production. Sandy is also an obsessive reader, knitter, and of course, web surfer.