Call us toll free: 210-710-2434
Best WP Theme Ever!
Call us toll free: 210-710-2434



Just Google “iPad Lessons” and Lisa Johnson’s creations and curations can be readily found across a variety of social networks. Recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013 and Lead PBS Digital Innovator for Texas in 2016, featured in both editions of “ Pads in Education for Dummies” and Corwin’s Connected Educators Series “ The Missing Voices in EdTech", Lisa thoughtfully and diligently models and shares the transformational power of mobile devices and professional learning networks within the global edusphere.

Creator of the TechChef4u blog, Co-host of “Appy Hours 4 U” and “iVengers Radio”, and Co-Author of the professional development hit “Hot Apps 4 HOTS” with close to 20,000 international downloads, Lisa Johnson offers a unique perspective as she is embedded at the intersection of where all stakeholders in technology integration meet.

Mother of two mobile natives, Educational Technologist supporting a K-12 1:1 Pad school district, nationally recognized speaker, international curriculum writer, Book Creator Ambassador, Tackk Advocate, and Thinglink Expert Educator, Lisa Johnson has the ability to see and share how technology can impact and redefine pedagogy, assessment, instruction, and the four walls of the classroom.

Blending purposeful technology integration with wit and a dollop of app-thusiasm, Lisa Johnson addresses hot topics ranging from SAMR and 21st century learning to formative assessment, fostering students as authors, differentiated instruction, e-portfolios, workflow, curation, collaborative cultures, device neutral classrooms, and the ever evolving classroom dynamic. Bringing her own unique home roasted blend of pedagogy and perspective, Lisa Johnson empowers educators with the critical ingredients to cook up a new recipe for learning.

Alternate Biographies

Micro Bio
TechChef, Mom of 2 Mobile Natives, Social Geek
3 Sentence Bio
Lisa has 14+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to developing international curriculum and supporting educational technology in the K-12 sector. She holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, was featured in the latest publications "iPads in Education for Dummies” and “The Missing Voices in Ed Tech” and has co-authored the international hit “Hot Apps 4 HOTS” that has garnered 20,000+ downloads. Apple Distinguished Educator, PBS Lead Digital Innovator, and Edutopia Blogger, Lisa's enjoys "cooking up" purposeful, engaging, authentic resources to meet the needs of a diverse population of educators.

TechChef Hot Topics


  • iPadpalooza Gold Coast 2016
  • TLA 2015
  • ICE 2016
  • Miami Device 2015
  • iPadPalooza 2015


  • "I cannot express how proud I am of what you are doing for students!  You are an amazing educator and your energy and dedication is contagious!"

    Nola Wellman, Superintendent
  • "The learning session with Lisa was an excellent use of my time! She is current on practical education trends and provides examples to accompany her instruction. I couldn’t wait to share the apps and PD books I learned about with teachers!"  

    Christie Gudowski, Librarian at Reagan HS
  • "Lisa was one of the most highly rated and complimented presenters at Mobile 2012. Her energy, excitement, and expertise make her an excellent educational technology cheerleader."

    Tony Vincent
  • "In a world of educational negativity (at least in my area), people like (Lisa) continue to lift spirits and relight sparks of a love for learning!"

    Tracy Clark, Director of Professional Development Initiatives at ProComputing Corporation
  • "You have no idea how much your work... what you share... helps me in so many ways. I just adore you for that."

    Rafranz Davis, Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning at Lufkin ISD
  • "Lisa's augmented storytelling resources redefine the way students creatively express themselves. Her ideas and insights literally bring the classroom to life."

    Laura Turner Moore, Instructional Technology Specialist at NEISD
  • "She has helped me grow as a tech facilitator. Lisa is a trailblazer with all the things she has done with apps and idevices and is becoming very iconic! She constantly comes up with new stuff and shares."

    Donita OHair, Teacher at Frisco ISD

Book TechChef Today

(210) 710-2434
- Slide to Learn Australia: (July 2012)
- Mobile, Motivating, & Me in Columbia, SC: (February 2013)
- Slide 2 Learn Australia: (April 2013)
- Technology in the Early Grades at A&M University in College Station, TX (April 2014)
- TIC in Dubuque, Iowa: (June 2014)
- Ramsey Technology Conference in Ramsey, NJ: (November 2014)
- CUE Nevada in Reno, NV: (June 2015)
District Trainings
- South San ISD (Texas)
- Lutheran HS of San Antonio (Texas)
- East Central ISD (Texas)
- Edgewood ISD (Texas)
- Alamo Heights ISD (Texas)
- Lackland ISD (Texas)
- Bastrop ISD (Texas)
- SouthWest ISD (Texas)
- Shepherd of the Hills of San Antonio (Texas)
- Duchesne Academy of Houston (Texas)
- Austin ISD (Texas)
- Midlothian ISD (Texas)
- Ennis ISD (Texas)
- Christ Church Episcopal School (Greenville, South Carolina)
- Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)
- St. John’s Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)
- Sanger ISD (Texas )
- Round Rock ISD (Texas)
- Randolph Field ISD (Texas)
- Friends Central School (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)
- Ramsey School District (Ramsey, New Jersey)
- Summit Academy (Romulus, Michigan)
- Arkansas City USD (Arkansas City, Kansas)
- North East ISD Librarians (Texas)
Webinars and Podcasts
- Hosted and Co-Hosted Webinars: Simple K12, BrainPop, Ed Tech Teacher, MacReach, Connected Learner TV, Appitic
- Hosted and Co-Hosted Podcasts: Appy Hours 4 U, iVengers, Adam Jones ED, Social Geek Radio
Panels and Conferences
- TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2012)
- Mobile Learning 2012 in Phoenix, AZ: (April 2012)
- Region 20 Tech Fiesta in San Antonio, TX: (April 2012)
- Computer Explorers Conference Featured Speaker in Baltimore, MD: (April 2012)
- Region 7 Tech Conference in White Oak, TX: (June 2012)
- Tots and Technology 2012 in Galveston, TX: (June 2012)
- iPad Palooza Featured Speaker in Austin, TX: (June 2012)
- ISTE 2012 in San Diego, CA: (June 2012)
- TEC SIG in Austin, TX: (October 2012)
- TCEA Region 10 & 11 Featured Speaker in Dallas, TX: (October 2012)
- Oregon Academic Technology Society Featured Speaker in Portland, OR: (October 2012)
- Tech Forum in Austin, TX: (November 2012)
- Ohio Library Conference Featured Speaker in Bexley, OH: (November 2012)
- FETC in Orlando, FL: (January 2013)
- TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2013)
- Tech Forum Featured Speaker in Atlanta, GA: (March 2013)
- Region 20 Tech Fiesta in San Antonio, TX: (April 2013)
- iPad Summit in Atlanta, GA: (April 2013)
- Region 7 Tech Conference in White Oak, TX: (June 2013)
- Seguin ISD, TX: (June 2013)
- iPad Palooza Featured Speaker in Austin, TX: (June 2013)
- ISTE 2013 in San Antonio, TX: (June 2013)
- Plug and Play 2013 in Tuscon, AZ: (July 2013)
- Apple Distinguished Educators Global Event in Austin, TX: (July 2013)
- Tech Forum in Austin, TX: (November 2013)
- Apple World Education Sales Event in Austin, TX: (November 2013)
- iPad Summit in Boston, MA: (November 2013)
- Learning Forward in Dallas, TX: (December 2013)
- TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2014)
- Apple Superintendents Leadership Event in Houston, TX: (February 2014)
- Apple Distinguished Educator Event in Cupertino, CA: (June 2014)
- SDE Power-Up Featured Speaker in Vegas, NV: (July 2014)
- ETT Summit in Chicago, IL: (July 2014)
- ETT Austin Global iPad Event: (August 2014)
- Apple World Education Sales Event: (November 2014)
- Miami Device Featured Speaker in Miami, FL: (November 2014)
- TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2015)
- Texas Library Association in Austin, TX: (April 2015)
- Cuero ISD Learning Festival in Cuero, TX: (June 2015)
- iPad Palooza 2015 in Austin, TX: (June 2015)
- iPad Palooza 2015 in East Texas: (July 2015)
- iPad Palooza 2015 in South Texas: (August 2015)
- CREST in Austin, TX: (September 2015)
- Miami Device Featured Speaker in Miami, FL: (November 2015)
- ICE Featured Speaker in Chicago, IL: (February 2016)