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Tom Covington

Bassett Unified School District
Technology Integration Specialist
Cerritos, California
Tom Covington is a long time recovering High School English Teacher who has become a Technology Integration Specialist for Bassett Unified School District. He has taught all levels of English, from ELD and Intensive English Intervention to honors and AP Literature classes. His passion is teaching students and teachers to be tech lovers, and using the power of technology to get their voices heard. He is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Master Trainer, Tynker Blue Ribbon Educator, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, Apple Teacher with Swift Playground endorsement, CUE Rockstar Faculty, CUE Professional Learning Leader, Plickers Ambassador, Flipgrid Certified Educator level 2, and Flipgrid Ambassador.
Tom’s passion for teaching and learning also extends outside the classroom. He was a swim coach for Bassett High school for over 10 years, and coached club swim for seven years before that. He is a CPR/First Aid trainer, as well as a Water Safety Instructor. He is an avid reader and novice writer, and maintains a semi-regular blog.
He co-hosts a podcast TOSAs Talking Tech for BUSD, which can be found atwww.bit.ly/tttbusd and his blog is at www.tomtalksabout.com/tomtalking.