A reformed dot comer, Chris Casal is currently in his 12th year as a technology teacher. After eleven years as part of the New York City Department of Education, he decamped for the suburbs and is now part of the Scarsdale, NY technology team. While in New York City he spearheaded and supported a school-wide iPad program, beginning with the iPad 1, and was later instrumental in taking his school to Google Apps and implementing Chromebooks in grades 3-5.
As part of the Scarsdale team, Chris continues to support all aspects of EdTech, such as a 1:1 Chromebook program in the 4th and 5th grades, and works with teachers on direct curriculum-based technology projects. He continually researches, compares, and recommends apps for teachers and students to use, and facilitates professional development sessions on iPads and Web tools, such as website builders, blogs, wikis, online bookmarks, and Twitter. In addition to doing online webinars for SimpleK12, Chris is an avid proponent of using Google Apps on his iPad.