About Leticia (aka Tech Savvy Mama)

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Hi! I’m Leticia, founder of Tech Savvy Mama. I’m a DC Metro area dwelling mom of two elementary aged children with a background in classroom technology integration and school administration who uses everything I learned from teaching children, teachers, and principals as a professional blogger, social media strategist, and freelance writer.

I founded Tech Savvy Mama when our daughter was four and my husband and I were both excited, yet conflicted, about her inheriting a hand me down computer. On one hand, we saw great learning potential but on the other, we didn’t want her to be drawn to the screen at a time when her imaginative play was so incredible. I felt that if we had concerns about the use of technology in our home including where to put it, what she should be playing on it, and how to manage screen time as two tech savvy professionals, then other parents probably did too.

Using my experience selecting software and online resources for one of the top 15 largest school systems in the country, knowledge about issues concerning screen time and children, and ability to evaluate educational sites, it’s my hope that this site will always serve as a resource for parents whether they’re looking for information about new devices, educational apps, new social media tools, or hot tech topics.

For the past 5 years, I’ve relied on personal experience to expand my career beyond this blog. My knowledge and expertise has led to widespread recognition and   working with companies I dreamed of partnering with as a teacher. I have a regular column called Tech Savvy Parents on Parents.com, write for Babble Tech, and works from my blog are syndicated on the Scholastic Parents Learning Toolkit. I’m also a frequent contributor to AT&T Insider and P&G Everyday. Through my years of blogging, I’ve also contributed to numerous other sites including some of the following pictured below.

Collage- Places I've Written

I am a seasoned public speaker, having spoken to standing room only crowds at national education, technology, and social media conferences. I’m often invited to advise corporations like Discovery Communications, Meredith Publishing, and Proctor & Gamble about social media best practices. I’ve served as a spokesperson for Kinect for Xbox 360, sharing my perspective on the educational value of the interactive gaming system as it relates to playful learning and worked with the American Cancer Society on their More Birthdays campaign. One of my most incredible experiences was being invited to sit next to John Walsh, legendary host of America’s Most Wanted, while Jeanne Meserve from CNN moderated an hour long live streamed panel where we talked about online safety.

_Leticia Barr Video Collage TechSavvyMama.com

My wealth of experience about technology and education, along with my presence in the social media space, has allowed me to consult and run social media campaigns for  companies such as Office Depot, GameStop, Comcast, Cricket Wireless, AT&T, LeapFrog, ScholasticUPSPBS TeachersLocation LabsBitDefenderThe Mother CompanyNorthStar Games, ChicaLogic, eBay, Bosch, Mercedes, AMD, Ford, General Motors, Kia, Honda, Mazda, Microsoft, Cox Communications, Nissan, Disney, Fox Home Entertainment, Intel, Little Pim, Logitech, Mabel’s Labels, American Cancer Society, MomAgenda, Microsoft, HP, Nokia, Olympus, and so many more! It’s truly a pleasure to be able to work with companies that I dreamed of partnering with as a teacher!

Through the years, I’ve garnered accolades including the distinction of having been Parents Magazine’s Editors’ Pick for Best Tech Blog, Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs, and named as one of the 50 Top Twitter Moms by Babble. I was named one of the Top 10 Wired Mom Blogs by Intel’s My Life Scoop and listed as one of Examiner.com’s Top 12 Technology & Parenting Experts to Follow on Twitter.

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In addition to the many places I write, I’ve worked for Clever Girls Collective as a Social Media Account Executive where I worked directly with clients to execute campaigns for LeapFrog, Macy’s Heart of Haiti, TeachHUB, Wells Fargo, Ménage a Trois wines, and StudentAdvisor.com. In addition to project management, I  directed The Something Fierce Fund, the Clever Girls’ nonprofit foundation serving 403(c) organizations supporting women and girls.

I’m also the co-founder of  Straight Up Crafty, a collaborative venture that celebrates craftsmanship of handmade goods of all kinds.

Interested in learning more or working together? I’d love to hear from you! Here’s how you can get in touch with me:

  • Send me an email: tech savvy mama {at} g mail {dot} com
  • Link up with me on LinkedIn
  • Tweet me: @TechSavvyMama

 

 


One Comment

  1. Amanda March 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    The link for your post on inspiring STEM at home seems to be broken. Great site!!

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