Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students and teachers, and ultimately producing television series on education, technology, parenting, and theater. He frequently contributes articles to national education publications and co-authored TechWorks, an internationally distributed classroom technology kit and with a team founded Kitzu.org, a resource of free online kits to encourage project-based learning with media. He was elected to the board of Computer-Using Educators where he served for six years.
For twelve years Davidson coordinated the nation’s oldest student media festival, the California Student Media Festival, where he reviewed over a thousand student projects. He has keynoted major technology conferences and consulted for professional organizations and corporations and has been on advisory boards and committees for organizations as diverse as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the California School Library Association. He has two children who attended Los Angeles public schools, one of whom graduated from UCSC and is preparing for graduate work in education at the University of Southern California. He was twice re-elected as site chairperson at the local elementary school where the categorical budget required his signature.
Hall Davidson joined Discovery Education in 2005 where he blogs, creates webinars, works in educational partnerships and serves as director of Global Learning Initiatives . He has spoken about technology and education to audiences around the world.
In 2011, Davidson received the prestigious “Make IT Happen” award, an internationally recognized program from ISTE for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools.