Meet the Presenters

Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder is currently a Technology Integration Specialist with Edina Public Schools and a Global Educational Technology specialist.  She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer.  She has a masters in Elementary Education and two graduate certificates in Teaching and Technology and Gifted Education.  She was a fifth grade teacher at Edina Schools before her current position as a Technology Specialist.  Molly Schroeder keynotes and presents at the Google in Education Summits all over the world.  Most recently she was the keynote at the Hong Kong Google in Education Conference and a guest speaker at the Google Developers forum at the ISTE conference.  She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into the classroom.  She has recently been studying Design Thinking and how it relates to education and integrating technology with learning.

Benjamin Friesen

Benjamin Friesen is a former 8th grade Earth Science teacher in the Hopkins Public Schools.  He is now a District Digital Content Specialist working on a 1:1 iPad rollout and planning and facilitating authentic PD for teachers.  He is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer.  Benjamin presents at conferences all over the United States and recently was a Spotlight Presenter at the Google in Education Summit in Hong Kong. In 2010, Benjamin was named a TIES Exceptional Teacher.