About Ryan Collins

"Inspiration unlocks the future. Technology eventually catches up."

- The Wind Rises

Ryan writes and shares at Eduk8.me and RyanCollins.org

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Ryan is a life long learner and driven educator who strives to provide students, teachers, and administrators the support they need.

Throughout his tenure at Kenton City Schools, Ryan has been driven to provide the staff and students the professional development and tools they require to succeed. One of his first achievements was writing a Raising the Bar Grant which awarded $175,000 to Kenton High School. He is also a member of the District Policy Committee and District Leadership Team, along with leading the District Technology Team. His responsibilities include a 5 year budget for the technology department and presentations at Board of Education meetings.

Since 2000, Ryan has not only helped with the integration of technology in the Kenton City School District, but has also led numerous presentations, keynotes, and workshops throughout the state. Through these experiences, he has become an accomplished educator and has gained valuable insight in the education field while expanding his personal learning network. In addition to his Director of Technology duties, Ryan has taught career tech computer software, hardware, and networking classes for the Ohio Hi-Point JVS satellite program at Kenton High School.

With the assistance of one technician and two part time teachers, the KCS IT department supports approximately 2,000 machines running several operating systems: Windows, ChromeOS, Linux, macOS, and iOS. Students in grades 7-12 are taking home laptops in our 1:1 laptop program using Chromebooks while students in grades K-6 experience a 1:1 program at school. For over ten years, KCS has been a Google school and also an Office 365 school. 

Mr. Collins believes in providing the right tool for the job and is willing to offer multiple solutions to staff and students.


Ryan is active on multiple social media platforms, but is most at home at Eduk8.me and RyanCollins.org, and can also be reached through email at mr.collins@ryancollins.org.

RSS feeds are available for Eduk8.me and RyanCollins.org.


Master of Arts in Education, Educational Technology
The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

Bachelor of Music, Music Education
Miami University


5 Year Professional License – Career Technical (4-12)
Ohio Department of Education, Business IS & Electronics, 6/2017-6/2022

5 Year Professional License – Special, All Grades (K-12)
Ohio Department of Education, Music, 6/2016 – 6/2021


Director of Technology AUG 2000 – Present
Kenton City Schools

Adjunct Professor JAN 2011 – MAY 2012
Ohio State University, Lima

Network Administrator, RTB Grant Coordinator JUN 1998 – JUL 2000
Findlay City Schools

Music Teacher SEP 1996 – MAY 1998
Findlay City Schools


Ryan Collins has presented at numerous conferences, including the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC), the CREATE Conference, Neotech, Crestview Local School District, University of Akron iPad Symposium, and  the University of Findlay.

2018Why Do I Teach – Ohio eTech Technology Conference (OETC)

201713 Ways to Make Technology Work for You, CREATE Conference

2016How to use Tech to Procrastinate, CREATE Conference

2015Three Laws of Humanity – Ohio eTech Technology Conference (OETC)

2014Teach Like a Hacker – OETC, Teach Like a Hacker – Atari Version – Neotech Conference, Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Star Wars – OETC, Digital Publishing,Google Drive Add-ons, Your Inbox Is Not An Organizational Tool, Web 2.0 Tools – Crestview PD Day, Programming On The iPad, Stop Fighting Your iPad And Be A Hacker! – University of Akron iPad Symposium

2012Beyond Paperless – OETC

2011A Kindle, iPad, And iPod Touch Walked Into the Classroom…; 21st Century Schools, Part VI, Return of the Jedi – OETC, Personal Computers Are Extinct, Bring On Mobile Technologies Ohio Higher Education Computing Conference; University of Findlay Spring Symposium Keynote Speaker