About Me


Name: Tom Kowalewski  

Age: as old as dirt

Birthday: February 11

College: Benedictine University

Major: Literature & Communication

Favorite Color: Gray

Favorite Book: The Bible

Favorite Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Favorite Food: Chocolate

Favorite Quote: I can see while the rest of the world wears bifocals

My favorite songs

Hey Jude

The Long & Winding Road

I Feel Fine

Earned an Apple Distinguished Educator Award, Class of 2009

My students and I have won two “Exemplary Use of Technology in the Classroom” awards from the Grundy, Kendall & Will Counties Professional Development Alliance in 2007 and 2008 for my projects that use iLife and QuickTime products. I have also won 2 consecutive “Best Buy Teach Awards” for creative use of technology using many Apple products. My classes mainly use iMovie, QuickTime and GarageBand. We occasionally use Final Cut Express, Live Type, iPhoto, iPods, and MobileMe. The school/class Apple hardware has Mac OS X Leopard installed. I have attended Apple workshops and classes over the years and try to keep up with all new technology to continually grow and improve my own technology education so I can share with others. 

I use iLife and iWorks products almost everyday in classroom settings. I teach classes in web design, multimedia, marketing, introduction to computers, and business basics currently and have taught other technology-based curriculum at other schools in the past. My lessons are available in podcast form for students, parents, and others, to view online, study for tests, review for further knowledge, and many other purposes. I do not teach just from books, I teach from my heart.