David Warlick

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David Warlick
Portrait of David Warlick.jpg
OccupationAuthor, Educationalist, Software Developer and Public Speaker
Alma materWestern Carolina University, North Carolina State University

David Warlick (born 1952 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is an educator, author, programmer, and public speaker. An early adopter and promoter of technology in the classroom, Warlick has taught and written about technology integration and school curriculum for more than 30 years.[1] He has also developed instructional software and interactive Web sites to support teachers and students in using computers and the Internet for education.[2]

In 2011, David Warlick was named one of the Ten Most Influential People in EdTech by Technology & Learning Magazine.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Warlick lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and business manager, Brenda Warlick, and their children, Ryann Warlick and Martin Warlick.

Web Development[edit]

  • The InfoWeb (1994–1995) - Early version of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Web site[4]
  • Current Awareness (1996–2003) (no longer active) - A partnership with NCDPI that digitized education-related publication clippings from the Department's professional library and made them available to teachers throughout the state via a web-based searchable database.[5][6]
  • PiNet Library / S.L.A.T.E. (2001–2009) - An early social bookmarking tool that enabled teachers to embed bookmarked websites into SLATES (web-based lessons and Webquests).[7][8]
  • Citation Machine (2000–present) - A citation generating tool developed initially for teachers, for citing their instructional materials and modeling appropriate use of intellectual property.[9][10]
  • Class Blogmeister (2005–present) - A blogging service designed for us by K-12 teachers and students.[11] According to the site's statistics page, Class Blogmeister has hosted more than 300,000 teaching and student bloggers.[12]



David Warlick was an early education blogger (Edubloggers), beginning to write for 2¢ Worth in November 2004. His blog has earned a number of distinctions, including Edutopia's Best Blog for Educators in 2007.[13]


  • Raw Materials for the Mind (4th Ed 2005)
  • Digital Literacies for Learning (Chapter) (Facet Publishing 2006)
  • Classroom Blogging: A Teacher's Guide to Blogs, Wikis, & Other Tools that are Shaping a New Information Landscape (2nd Ed 2007)
  • Redefining Literacy 2.0 (2nd Ed Linworth Publishing 2008)
  • What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media (Chapter) (Jossey-Bass 2012)
  • Cultivating Your Personal Learning Network (2nd Ed 2012)
  • The Days & Nights of a Quiet Revolution (2018)

Select Articles

  • "The New Literacy" Scholastic.com (March/April, 2005)
  • "A Day in the Life of Web 2.0" Technology & Learning Magazine (October 2006)
  • "Evaluating Internet-based Information: A Goals-based Approach" Meridian (June, 1998)
  • "A Future Fiction" Library Media Connection (March, 2004)
  • "Textbooks of the Future" Technology & Learning Magazine (May, 2004)


  1. ^ "Keynote Speakers". The 2008 T+L Conference. National School Boards Association. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ Ritchie-Holbrook, Henrietta. "eXtension Welcomes David Warlick as a Keynote Speaker at the 2010 CoP Workshop". eXtension More Mind Reach. eXtension. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  3. ^ Zuger, Sascha. "The Most Influential People in EdTech for 2011". Technology & Learning Magazine. NewBay Media, LLC. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ "The 2008 T+L Conference Keynote Speakers". The National School Boards Association. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  5. ^ Warlick, David. "New Web-based service… Current Awareness". WWWEDU. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Current Awareness -- Education Journal Search". Open Link. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Publishing an Annotated WebList". Mini Lesson: Publishing an Annotated. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  8. ^ "People to Watch". Communication and Information Literacy. LEARN. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  9. ^ Kaulins, Andis. "Citation Machine by David Warlick & The Landmark Project". Library Pundit. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Citation Machine". Library. Alabama A&M University. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Software for Learning". Te Kete Ipurangi. New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Statistics". Class Blogmeister. The Landmark Project.
  13. ^ Jakes, David. "Congratulations to David Warlick". The Strength of Weak Ties. Retrieved 15 September 2012.