Paul A Swanson

UN International School Hanoi

G9, Ciputra, Lac Long Quan Road                  

Phu Thuong Ward, Tay Ho

Hanoi, Vietnam



Twitter: @teachertechpaul

Google: +PaulSwansonTech


I currently work as the MSHS Tech Coordinator for the UN International School of Hanoi. UNIS is one of two UN schools in the world, the other being in New York. Prior to this job, for six years I had the opportunity to teach high school students at Harmony School in Bloomington, Indiana.  Harmony is a small, independent school that has about 200 students from pre-school through high school.  I studied Ethnomusicology for my BA at Oberlin College, then Social Studies Education for my MA at Indiana University.  Over the years I have worked as a counselor, tutor and instructor; have designed and taught approximately 20 different semester-long courses; and have sought to help teachers realize the potential inherent in appropriate use of modern technologies.


Work Experience

MS/HS Technology Coordinator

Hanoi, Vietnam  

Supervisor: Ed Gilbreath  

UN International School of Hanoi

Fall 2013 – present

Support 60+ teachers in classroom technology integration and administrative technology


High School Teacher

Bloomington, IN  

Supervisor: Sallyann Murphey

Harmony School

Fall 2007 – Spring 2013

Selection of courses designed and taught (each class listed in parentheses is one semester):

Other Harmony roles:



Graduated: Indiana University, Bloomington

MA in Social Studies Education (2007)

Indiana State Certified (2007)

Proficient Practitioner license (2012)

GPA: 3.96 out of 4.0

Graduated: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

BA in Ethnomusicology - cum laude (2003)

Minor:  Economics

GPA: 3.7 out of 4.0

International Experience

Ghana: Arts and Culture


Nepal: Buddhist Studies


Brazil: Independent Research


India: Woodstock School

Workshop Presentations

21st Century Problems

Mar 2014 - EARCOS

Dec 2014 - 21st Century Learning

Oct 2014 - Learning 2.014

Saviour or Nightmare:

Google Drive at an Institution Level

Sept 2014 - Hanoi Google Summit

Feb  2014 - Vietnam Tech Conf

Feel the Power:

Google Sheets for Peer Feedback

Mar 2015 - Vietnam Tech Conf

Ready, Set, Script!

Google Scripts for Formative Feedback

Mar 2015 - Vietnam Tech Conf

Technology Skills

  • Google Certified Educator (see test results)
  • Google Certified Trainer
  • programing experience in VBA, C, Java, Scratch
  • web design in Wordpress, HTML, PHP
  • Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Adobe CS6: Photoshop, Illustrator