“Roger Wagner didn’t just read the first book on programming the Apple computer - he wrote it.”
- Steve Wozniak
"Most Important Educational Technology Gurus of the Past Two Decades": Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Seymour Papert, Roger Wagner”
- Technology & Learning Magazine
"If you do anything with technology in your classroom, your approach most assuredly has his influence all over it."
- , ""
Technologist, business advisor, software designer, presenter, former Board Member: CUE Inc., private pilot, book collector, writer, author, former middle- and high school teacher, amateur scientist, inventor. Interests in aviation, music, mathematics, science, history, space exploration, photography and gardening.
Technology and Business Advisor, NBD Nanotechnologies
Advisor to Rufus Labs
The Rufus Cuff is an advanced wearable device with a revolutionary new take on wrist real estate. With a beautiful 3.2-inch wide screen, radical design, and reimagined form factor, the Rufus Cuff ends the era of the watch and ushers in the Wrist Communicator.
Hardware & Instructional Design - HyperDuino & MakerBit
Invented and patented the first connection of videos and other digital media to physical models using the Arduino, URLs, and the Chrome browser. The solves key obstacles for those just entering the maker movement, by eliminating the need for breadboards and resistors, and combining with the HyperDuino for Chrome app to eliminate the need for scripted (written) coding, while still teaching the logic of programming. Physical classroom projects can now be made into interactive maker projects, by creating a two-way link between digital student-made and existing content and physical student-created models.
Later expanded to the BBC micro:bit with the , and developed a computer science curriculum based on students creating working models of common digital devices, including a digital piano, music player and an electronic board game.
The explores the way that the United States became the nation that it is today. It tells this story through the lens of inventions that changed the world – such as the , the telegraph, the telephone, the electric light, the electrical power grid, and radio. Each of these innovations were developed by American inventors throughout the 19th and early 20th century.
Consultant & Designer to the Smithsonian Invention Kit Project
in collaboration with the Smithsonian and the University of Virginia
Former Board Member, CUE Inc. (2012-2018)
CUE (Computer Using Educators) is the non-profit organization for educators and administrators who use technology to enhance learning and provides a community for innovative learners of all ages.
Testifying before the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee of the California in 2017 for support of , asking US Congress and the POTUS to support continuation of Net Neutrality, and the E-Rate and Lifeline programs for Internet access to schools and underserved homes. AJR 7 was passed and has prompted the recent introduction new legislation for California to establish its own Net Neutrality rules. AJR7 was initiated by CUE and authored by Assembly Speaker pro Tem, Kevin Mullin. Shown are Kevin Mullin, Roger Wagner, and John Cradler providing testimony at the State Capitol.
"Wagner's HyperStudio was a paradigm challenge of a serious nature.”
- Ted Nelson, original visonary of the world wide web, and
originator of the words hypertext & hypermedia