About Learning in Hand and Tony Vincent

Learning in Hand is an educator's resource for mobile and digital learning. It was started in 2002 as part of Tony Vincent's classroom website. At first focusing on Palm handhelds, Learning in Hand now encompasses all kinds of mobile and digital learning.

Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska fifteen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com.  Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it received thousands of hits from around the world. In 2004 Tony became Willowdale Elementary’s technology specialist. He worked with students in grades kindergarten through five and their teachers to integrate technology. He developed Radio WillowWeb in 2005, making it the first podcast from an American elementary school. Tony left regular teaching at Willowdale to become an independent consultant in 2006. 

Currently based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tony has worked with teachers and students from around the world. In 2003 Tony co-wrote Handhelds for Teachers & Administrators, a book about handheld computers, iPods, and podcasting. He leads Arizona K12 Center's annual Tech Camp and has served on the teams that organize premiere mobile learning conferences Mobile Learning Experience, Slide to Learn, and Handheld Learning. Tony delivers webinars, presents at educational conferences and travels to schools to deliver workshops to teachers and students.

Tony's latest project is the iPad app, Stick Around. It empowers students, teachers, and parents to design, play, and share sorting and labeling puzzles. Read more about Stick Around.

Tony Vincent is available to speak at events, conduct workshops, and host webinars. See the Services page for more information.

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  • Tony Vincent is self-employed and president of Tony Vincent, Inc.
  • Tony Vincent is never paid to do a review and never accepts money to review a product or service.
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