Archived — Recipient Bios

Year: 1998 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

David Boyd

School: Appleby College

Principal: Guy McLean
School website:
Grades/Subjects Taught: Secondary English, writer's craft

Teaching approach:

  • Stimulate students by continually promoting new methods of teaching, new ideas and new ways to bring creativity into the curriculum.
  • Recognize and use the great gift of technology in education.
  • Recognize that technology is not _ and never will be _ a substitute for teachers who are able to teach.

Outstanding achievements:

Wrote, produced and directed 16 plays for elementary and secondary students.

Developed the Black Magic Mime troupe, comprising Grade 7, 8 and 9 students who have performed at more than 40 Ontario schools and on television.

Contributes monthly to Technology Pathfinder for Teachers and Technology Pathfinder for Administrators; writes extensively for Apple Computer's K-12 education website.

Chairman of The Read In! Foundation based in Riverbank, California, the world's largest on-line literacy telecommunications project with more than a quarter of a million participants in 16 countries last year.

Co-creator of Toward the Technology-Integrated School, a six-day conference sponsored by the Singapore Ministry of Education that included topics such as Web authoring for teachers, digital imaging in schools and integrating Internet resources into lesson planning.

Rave reviews:

"David Boyd had a very positive influence on [our son's] development as an avid reader and an excellent, creative and productive writer." Parent

"From the littlest details, Mr. Boyd built a program that literally changed people's lives." Former student

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