Faculty & Staff Profiles

Ann Bell

Anna Bell

Office: 140 Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 512/876-6986
Email: bella@uwstout.edu

Ann Bell teaches Mobile Learning Instructional Design.

Office Phone:  (512) 240-5252
Mobile Phone: (512) 876-6986
Skype: annamaebell

In 2010 Ann was the keynote speaker at the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators  Middle School Principals Convention speaking on “Web 2.0 Trends and Tools for Professional Development and the Classroom.”

Ann has written three books: Creating Digital Video in Your School, Handheld Computers in Schools and Media Centers, and Exploring Web 2.0: Second Generation Interactive Tools. She has also published 12 novels, and the most recent book is historical fiction set in Colonial Quaker days during the 18th century. Because of these writings, she was included in both print and online series of Contemporary Authors 2008 by Thomson Gale.

Ann retired as high school media specialist at Camanche High School where she played an active role in designing a new school library media center facility and incorporating technology into the curriculum. Ann served on the district technology committee and helped design the district technology plan. Before coming to Camanche, Ann was a media specialist in Montana, Oregon and Guam.

Ann was selected to attended the “Library of Congress Teacher Institute” in Washington, D.C.

Ann received the Informational Technology Pathfinder Award from the American Association of School Librarians and the Follett Software Company and was featured in Teacher/Librarian. She was the recipient of the IEMA (Iowa Educational Media Association) Lamplighter Award.

She was chairperson of the Iowa Educational Media Association's Student Media Festival for two years. She received a Star Schools Grant and a grant for an artist-in-residence from the Iowa Council of Arts. Ann presented “Utilizing the School Cybrarian” at the Iowa Consortium of Educators Conference and served on a North Central Accreditation Team.

Ann served on the AECT (Advancing the Educational Contributions of Technology) Project Expert Panel to help identify technology based teaching strategies. The AECT Project is a “catalyst” project funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s “Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to use Technology” (PT3) program to improve teacher preparation.

Ann presented “Advantages of Handheld Computers in the Media Center” at the joint conference Computers in Libraries/Internet@Schools- East in Washington, D.C. and "Digital Video Tips for the Classroom" at the Iowa Technology in Education (ITEC) Convention. She presented "Digital Video Tips and Techniques for the Classroom" and "iPod and Handheld Computer Integration into the Curriculum" at National Educational Computing Convention (NECC).

Ann was a recipient of the Media Action Research Grants which were designed to improve reading/writing achievement for students through the development and implementation of the Iowa Professional Development Model.

Ann received her B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa, a library media endorsement from the University of Montana, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Hawaii. She has completed postgraduate work at Drake University and the University of Northern Iowa.

E-mail your comments or questions to Ann at bella@uwstout.edu.

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