Mark Loundy is a K-5 instructional technology specialist in Silicon Valley. He conceived and spearheaded the 2015 opening of CREATE, a makerspace, the first of its kind in the Cupertino Union School District. He is a Google Certified Educator.Mark has also been a journalist since 1976, He joined the world of social media in 1997 as Senior Editor for GeoCities. In 2000, he helped found the financial news program Yahoo! FinanceVision. He ran MediaWoorks, a video production and media content consultancy.He also writes and speaks on future media technology and created several of the earliest interactive news prototypes in the early 1990s.