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Tech Nerd Training


TEch Nerd Training




I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2004.

I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology in 2015.  

I have been a teacher for 10 years.  I have taught Special Education, Elementary, and Middle School.  I have also been a Media Specialist/Technology Integrationist.  


My name is Chad Ackerson.  I am a 6th grade Science teacher in Grand Island, Nebraska.  My beautiful wife, Erin, is a Principal at Elba Public Schools.  We have 3 lovely daughters, 10, 8, and 5.  We coach the girls' softball teams in the summers.  I have a HUGE garden to take up the rest of my summer time.  I can spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, and anything else we can grow.  In my spare time, I troll Twitter looking for techy ideas and tools to bring back to my school and my classroom.


I created Tech Nerd Training as a place to house all of the different technology trainings I developed for staff at school and different conferences that I have presented at.  It has evolved into a bank of tutorials that I use in my classroom or are used in my school.  I take requests from educators in my district and outside my district.  There are many tools I haven't had a chance to use and would love to have a reason to dig into them.