About Chris

Who is this Chris Betcher person anyway?

Chris Betcher is a passionate Australian educator committed to assisting teachers and students use digital technology in engaging, creative and meaningful ways. He has taught in public and private schools in Australia and Canada, and regularly presents at events across Australia and internationally. He blogs at www.chrisbetcher.com.

He is proudly part of EdTechTeam, a global team of talented educators producing events like Summits, Bootcamps and Custom PD for schools. He presents at EdTechTeam events around the world, and particularly within the Asia Pacific region. Chris was previously the technology integrator at PLC Sydney, one of Australia's premier independent girls schools. He is now EdTechTeam's Director of Learning for Australia and New Zealand.

In 2010 Chris was awarded the inaugural Australasian Educational Media Award at the ACEC Conference in Melbourne. This award was designed to “acknowledge the contribution of Australasian educators who support the learning community through blogs, wikis, podcasts, forums, mailing lists, virtual communities and other internet resources.”

In 2012 he was awarded the inaugural ICTENSW ICT Educator of the Year award. This award recognises NSW teachers who contribute to the use of ICT across the curriculum by ICT Educators of New South Wales, a professional organisation supporting ICT educators in New South Wales. In 2013 he was also recognised as the Australian ICT Educator of the Year by the Australian Council for Computers in Education, the peak national body for ICT education in Australia.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Education (Visual Art) and has over 30 years of school teaching experience from Kindergarten to Year 12. His teaching areas mainly focused on Art, Design and Technology, Computing, Multimedia, and Information Technology. He has also been a Department Head, Network Manager and Server Administrator.

Chris is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a member of the Google Earth Education Experts group. He is also an Adobe Education Leader, Adobe Certified Associate, Microsoft Office Specialist and Apple Teacher.

Chris has a curious mind, asks far too many questions, and he likes making cool things out of zeroes and ones.