Linda Parsons

Educational Technology Lead

Deira International School

Linda is a science teacher with a passion for creating a meaningful and focused digital environment for her students. Linda created her first Digital Classroom as a Google Educator in 2016, where her students were able to develop their science and digital citizenship skills in a safe and collaborative environment. Linda is now using her MIE Expert knowledge to help students and colleagues integrate technology in every subject to enrich their teaching and learning experiences. Linda currently works in Deira International School, a school that harnesses the power of educational technology from the Early Years to equip their students with the skills to become leaders in their 21st Century environments.


Leadership stream

26 February 2020 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Guide Your Students Towards Becoming Their Own Role Models

By the age of 15, 74% of students in the UAE have already begun writing their own portfolio in digital permanent marker by owning and posting on their own social media pages. This can be a fantastic tool for your aspiring doctors, artists and engineers to display lifelong interests, character strengths and eventually build an international network of friends with like minded views. Guiding your students towards creating a positive online reflection of themselves and critically evaluating how to deal with toxic digital environments is now an essential survival skill. In this session, Linda will share how the parents and teachers in the Deira International School community have supported each other to ensure their 21st Century students grow both online and offline into the healthy, aspirational leaders of tomorrow.

Future Learning

26 February 2020 | 15:00 - 15:30 | Breaking down barriers: 5 Tips for Harnessing the Power of a Device Agnostic Community

As we approach 20 years into teaching our 21st Century learners, technology giants are collaborating ever more closely to create educational products which are accessible for everyone. In an era where schools are looking at the benefits of various BYOD policies and how to generate buy-in from their communities, it is essential that schools do not leave students and parents behind because of their device choices. In this session, Linda will share her five top tips that have helped her device agnostic school communicate, collaborate and create a truly inclusive environment that is supported by the students, parents and teachers preferred devices.