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Who’s Thomas Adam Johnson

TOM JOHNSON is a practicing academic, a scholar-practitioner, a researcher, a critical thinker, and a professional communicator.  He is a Google Certified Individual, a Seesaw Ambassador, an intrapreneur, a learning coach, a designer, a technology integration specialist, an educator, and a founder of the Learning and Technology Exchange Network (LTEN).  He is a survivor, living through hurricanes in Mexico, earthquakes in Guatemala, political unrest in Thailand, gun-fights in Toronto, hold-ups in Niagara, motorcycle accidents in Taiwan and hopefully a PhD., new job and young toddler in Turkey.

He has passion for: Learning, Heuristic tasks, Ordering the local specialty, Working Out, Soccer, Skiing, Badminton, Squash, Volleyball, Contemporary Art, Good Food, Great Music, People Watching, Cooking, Exploring, and Mickey Thomas, his son.

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/+ThomasJohnson2
Skype: thomas.johnson1976
LinkedIn: thomasadamjohnson
Scoop.it: http://www.scoop.it/t/technology-education-and-design
Scribd: ictdesign
Twitter: @ictechdesign
Facebook: thomasadamjohnson Email: thomasadamjohnson@facebook.com
Youtube: Thebuttermickey

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Education | Professional Development


Proud accomplishments

Inititated LTEN (Learning and Technology Exchange Network) for fellow Tech Coordinators in Eastern Europe
3/4 way through a PhD with a 4.0 GPA
Masters Degree with 4.0 GPA
3 other degrees: BFA, B.Ed., AOCAD
Google Certified Individual
President of Student Council
John Tute Award for the Arts
Headed and Led the ISTEC Meeting for fellow Tech Coordinators

Things Tom’s glad he did

Skydiving
Bungee Jumping
Skiing
Disney World
Traveling and living around the world
Getting education
Joining a fraternity
Getting into Computers
Started Writing
Read lotsTop of Page

Pets and their names

Brown Poodle – “Sugar”
2 Grey Cats – “Marjorie” and “Marisol”
4 other cats – No name
White Toy Poodle – “Christmas”
Black and White Poodle – “Turbo”
Black Poodle – “Midnight”
Miniature Collie – “Lollipop”
Turtle – “Bulldozer”
2 birds – “Peggy and George”
Hamsters – “Peggy and George”
Snake – “No name”
Wild Rabbits – “Peter and Cottontail”

Biggest fears

Claustrophobia
Drowning
Burning
Earthquakes
Flying Take-offs and Landings
Jail
Being alone
FailingTop of Page

Past jobs

Bus Boy – Swiss Chalet
Elevator operator – Minolta Tower
Janitor – Niagara Falls Museum
Bartender – Victoria Inn
Bartender – Wushu Student Center
Cashier – Macs Milk
Construction – S & H Maintenance
Waiter – Walts Beanery
Construction / Factory – AJ’s recommendation
Tree Planter
Barista – Starbucks 251438(Queen and John, Pickering, Yonge and Charles)
Sales  – Friendly Stranger
Crown Royal bottler
Graphic Design – Tattoos, Logos, Bands (Target Fish, Snowboards, Grifter)
Website Design – Colegio Interamericano, Concordian International School, TEDxKrungthep
Art Teacher – Hsinchu International School
Phys. Ed Teacher – Hsinchu International School
Tech Teacher – Colegio Interamericano, Hsinchu International School, Concordian International School

Favorite films

About Time
Requiem for a Dream
Gattaca
Rabbit Proof Fence
Schindler’s List
Love Actually
Breakfast Club
Stand by Me
Trainspotting
Home Alone
Transformers
District 9
Blood Diamond
Perfume
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Moulin Rouge
Romeo and Juliet
Silk
Once
Daybreakers
The Invention of LyingTop of Page

Things most people probably don’t know about Tom

Used to be a gymnast
Had clubbed feet as a kid
Won break dancing contest at age 8
Tried to tunnel out of house
Never kissed a girl until seventeen
Likes to have at least 3 showers a day
Can use chopsticks with both hands

Favorite restaurants

Swiss Chalet
The Keg
109 Baht Buffet
Oishi Buffet
Little India
Restaurant on Soi Rambuttri
Centro
Red LobsterTop of Page


Favorite books

Instructional-Design Theories and Models, Vol III
Learning and Cognition – The Design of the Mind
Drive
Blur
Freakonomics
Super Freakonomics
The Facebook Effect
Napoleon’s Buttons
Blink
Tipping Point
Outliers
What the Dog saw
The Good Earth
Fahrenheit 451
The Eye of the Needle
Thailand Fever
The Long Walk
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl who Played with Fire
What to Expect when you’re Expecting
The Celestine Prophecy
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Harry Potter Series
Animal Farm
HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy
1984
Eat, Pray, Love
IdeaVirus
Learning and Cognition – The Design of the Mind
The Facebook Effect
Blur

Childhood Books
The boy who spoke Chimp
Choose your own Adventure
Encyclopedia Brown
Garfield


Countries Tom’s visited

1 Canada
2 US
3 Mexico
4 Honduras
5 El Salvador
6 Belize
7 Cuba
8 Dominican Republic
9 Haiti
10 Italy
11 Spain
12 France
13 Switzerland
14 Monaco
15 Vatican City
16 Holland
17 Indonesia
18 Singapore
19 Thailand
20 Malaysia
21 China
22 Japan
23 Taiwan
24 Vietnam
25 Cambodia
26 Laos
27 Philippines
28 Austria
29 Turkey
30 Germany
31 Czech Republic
32 Hungary
33 Bulgaria
34 Poland
35 RomaniaTop of Page

Favorite toys as a child

Lego
Robotix
Connect Four
Tonka Trucks
Fisher-Price Toys
Hot Wheels
Transformers
Stilts
Gem and the Holograms (Sisters)
Wrestling Toys
Star Wars
Race Car Track
Japanese Rube Goldberg Maze

Best purchases

Trips around the world to various places
Good pair of shoes
Retirement fund
Membership to VLC
Good Badminton Raquets
Good Skis and Boots
Different computers
iPhone
Degrees and Education
iPad2
Weight BenchTop of Page

Favorite movie stars

Anthony Hopkins
Woody Harrelson
Chevy Chase
John Candy
Matthew Brodrick
Jack Nicholson
Harrison Ford
John Travolta
Morgan Freeman
Samuel L Jackson
Ewan McGregor
Matt Damon
Liam Neeson
Mel Gibson
Bruce Willis
Juliet Lewis
Sarah Jessica Parker
Natalie Portman
Tom Cruise
Kate Winslet
Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hanks
Sean Penn
Al Pacino
Robert Deniro
Cristina Ricci
Steve Martin
Kate Hudson
Uma Thurman
Lucy Liu
Hugh Grant
Renee Zellwigger

Favorite TV shows of all time

Cheers
Simpsons
Hammy Hamster
Dexter
Today’s Special
Sopranos
Friends
Six Feet Under
Arrested Development
Nip/Tuck
The “L” Word
CSIs
Without a Trace
Law and Order
The Wire
Weeds
Family Ties
Growing Pains
Who’s the Boss
Transformers
I Dream of Jeanie
Scooby Doo
The Dukes of Hazard
Night Court
Saturday Night Live
Community
Shameless
The Shield
Orange is the New Black
House of Cards
Game of ThronesTop of Page

Things Tom would save if his house was on fire
Son
Wallet
Passport
Books
Portfolio
Some Computers
Photos
Camera
Favorite Utensil (Special Knife)
Can Opener
Work Contract

Biggest pet peeves

2-Ringed Binders
Shiny Mac Screens
Edges on Macbooks
Toilet Seat Up
Messiness
Chewing with mouth open
Complainers
Gossipers
Pessimists
Smokers
People who talk too muchTop of Page

People from history you would like to have a conversation with

Jesus
Gandhi
Genghis Khan
Adolf Hitler
Walt Disney
Jim Henson

Bad things Tom did as a kid

Dug through the wall in my house
Put ice bucket on my sister’s head and hit it with a light saber
Walking around naked and peeing on the house (I was 3)
Lay in the middle of the street to sell lemonade
Didn’t eat all my peasTop of Page

Ways Tom’s changed since his teens

Got better at school
Different haircut
Got my braces off
Got a little grey hair
Got facial hair
Got a little fatter and now FITTER
Doesn’t tan anymore
Doesn’t wear piercings anymore
Got a tattoo
Became more relaxed
Thinks more
Doesn’t hit girls in the head by mistake when I try to put my arm around them
Better lover (Ask my wife)

Favorite games to play

Poker
Crazy Eights
Ucre
Jackpot
Soccer
Volleyball
Badminton
Manhunt
Connect 4
Trivial Pursuit
20 Questions
Pet Society
PacMan
Digger
Double Dragon
Skiing
Water SkiingTop of Page

Favorite cartoon shows

Tranformers
Scooby Doo
Smurfs
Peanuts
Simpsons
South Park
Futurama
The Jetsons
The Family Guy

Favorite songs

“Somebody that I used to know” Goyte and Kimbra
“Don’t Give Up” Peter Gabriel
“Any Christmas Song”
“So Whatcha Want” Beastie Boys
“4Minutes” Madonna
“Stairway to Heaven” Led Zeppelin
“Brown Eyed Girl” Van Morrison
“Cecilia” Simon and Garfunkel
“Thunderstruck” ACDC
“With or Without You”U2Top of Page

Favorite bands

U2
MIA
John Digweed
Beastie Boys
DJ Cookie
Paul Oakenfold
DJ Mistress Barbara
Madonna
INXS
Jack Johnson
Led Zeppelin
Simon and Garfunkel
Tiesto

Things people should remember Tom for

Outgoing
Easy to forgive
Smart
Logical
Smart Dresser
Likable
“Go to” Guy
Well-rounded
Easy to get along with
Leader
Fun
Funny
WittyTop of Page

Favorite magazines

Mad Magazine
Maxim Magazine
Reader’s Digest

Personal fashion trends over the years

Preppy – Polo
Neon – Fluorescent
Punkish  Phase
Casual PhaseTop of Page

Favorite cities visited

New York City
Rome
Guatemala City
Venice
Amsterdam
Barcelona
Bangkok
Nice
Vancouver
Montreal
Toronto
Prague
Budapest

Bands seen live
Beastie Boys
U2
The Nylons
David Bowie
Nine Inch Nails
Madonna
Tragically Hip
Spirit of the West
DJ Q-Bert
Bare Naked Ladies
Crash Test Dummies
PJ Harvey
INXS
Beyonce
Boy George
MadonnaTop of Page

Times Tom’s had an audience

LTEN
Student Council
Every day in School
Plays and Musicals
Speech Contest
When I taught teachers
Wrestling
At Weddings
At Funerals
In Church

Best gifts ever received

Mickey
Elliptical
Golf Clubs
Flight home for Christmas
Lego
Surprise Parties
Cars
Stove Top Espresso Maker
Large Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
Red LicoriceTop of Page

Things you think everyone should do if money is not an issue

Ski
Travel
Go to the theatre
Skydive
Opera
Bungy Jump
Go on a cruise
Visit Europe
Disney World
Donate Money
Buy big gifts to give to others
Go to New York City
Go to Africa
Go to Asia
Pay for a house and college for son

Websites visited the most

Capella Courseroom
Scoop.it
ict-design.org
Facebook
Hotmail
Gmail
Netvibes
Youtube
School Website
Google.ca
9Gag
StumbleuponTop of Page

Favorite Subjects

Art
Computers
Phys Ed
Business
Writing

Professions Tom would like to try

Instructional Designer (from a beach)
Consultant
Lawyer
Actor
Director
Artist
Professional Skier
Bar OwnerTop of Page

Things Tom likes to do on days off
Play with his son
Shop
People watch
Play on computer
Eat out
Travel / Explore
Read
Play badminton
Water-ski
Do something new
Snuggle
Watch movies
Do art
Learn computer programs
Drive scooter places
Workout
Write
Research
Work on Blog
Rest

Places Tom would like to visit

England
North and South Africa
Mali
Bora Bora
Japan
Hong Kong
Ibiza
Germany
Czech Republic
Wales
Scotland
Ireland
Fiji
Russia
Chile
Peru
Brazil
Argentina
Columbia
Egypt
UAE
IndiaTop of Page

Favorite albums

U2 – Zooropa
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Beastie Boys – Check You Head
Led Zeppelin – IV
Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
John Digweed – In the Mix
Peanuts – Christmas Songs
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood, Sugar, Magic
Trainspotting Soundtrack
Madonna – Ray of Light
Minipops – Minipops (1982)
Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams
KLF – The White Room
Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
Simon and Garfunkel – Greatest Hits
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
The Cure – Mixed Up
Moulin Rouge Soundtrack

Best things about Tom

Good Father
Nice
Smart
Usually logical
Easy to get along with
Good at computers
Easy going
Good at art
Good dancer
Quick to learn new things
Enjoy researching
Good at sports and games
Funny
Not sarcastic
Can be very romantic
Spontaneous
Tries at things that he is interested in
Good sense of directionTop of Page

Hobbies past and present

Marbles
Sticker collecting
Collecting Mad Magazines
Friendship Beads
Star Wars Action Figure collecting
Art Lessons
Ski lessons
Swimming lessons
Badminton
Working out
Sculpture lessons
Beavers
Computers and Games
Tooth Collecting
Drawing Mazes / Boats
Playing Euchre / Handball at school
Blogging
Gymnastics Lessons

Things to do before death

Get PhD
Get Pilot’s License
Go to Ibiza
See Czech Republic 
See England
See Wales
Create some sort of Masterwork or theory
Write a book
See Moscow
See Pyramids
Go to Africa
Go to South America
See California and stay at Bellagio
Go on a Cruise
Go to Burning Man Festival
Visit Tahiti, Fiji, Togo and Mali
See India
Eat more weird foodsTop of Page
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3 responses to “Who’s Thomas Adam Johnson

  1. Sarah

    May 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    wow – thoroughly entertained (for the past five hours so) by your extremely extensive ‘about me’. well done, tom ‘clubbed feet as a kid’ johnson! i love it.

     
    • Cem

      March 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Wow that is a lot of cats you had. AlsoI am sad that your snake. Awesome website because I loved how you explained who you are in details.

       
  2. Mateo

    March 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I like the places where you want to go!

     

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