Ricky Board is an elementary teacher with a passion for technology and the impact that it can have in low income school districts. He has been teaching elementary school for the past five years where he has experimented with iPads in order to find the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. He is currently the Elementary Instructional Technology Specialist at Everman ISD.
Over the last four years he has raised money to help fund a full class set of iPads and a 3D printer for his students. Instead of waiting for things to happen he took initiative and decided to show people what could happen when you use powerful technology tools in the classroom affectively. His goal is to get powerful tools into the hands of underprivileged students and show the world what can happen when these tools are used affectively. He has been inspired by great leaders such as Sugata Mitra and Sir Ken Robins.
In 2013 he presented at the Ignite13 conference in Frisco Texas. It was during that conference that he realized he had a passion for sharing his knowledge of technology and the impact it can have on students with other educators. During the session he met Eddie Robles who was filming a documentary called Kids, Play, and Technology. After talking with Eddie about what I do he decided that he wanted my story to be a part of his documentary. He recently won the Platinum Grammy Award at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival for this documentary.
In 2015 he was selected to present a session at Ipadpalooza on using iPads for creativity in the classroom. He was also awarded the honor of being accepted into the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2015. He is the author of Automated Learning: Using Technology to Create a Flexible Environment.