Sure, school budgets are shrinking but that doesn’t mean schools have to shrink from using technology in their classrooms. In this webinar Richard Byrne will share some of his favorite free Web 2.0 tools for discovering new academic materials, hosting online discussions, and having students demonstrate what they’ve learned. This webinar will offer tools and tips for all K-12 teachers across all content areas.
Confirmed Presenter: Richard Byrne is best known in the educational technology community for his award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers. On a daily basis, Richard’s blog reaches a subscriber base of more than 42,000 educators. In addition to writing Free Technology for Teachers, he writes a monthly column for School Library Journal, is a contributing author to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, has written for Teacher Librarian, and recently launched Android 4 Schools. Richard has presented at conferences and schools across North America, as his work is focused on sharing free web-based resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009, and in 2010, he was the runner-up for ACTEM’s (Association of Computer Teachers and Educators in Maine) educator of the year award. Tech & Learning Magazine named Richard one of their “people to watch” in their 100@30 30th Anniversary celebration (http://techlearning.com/article/26660). A high school social studies teacher for eight years before becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Richard stays involved in the classroom by teaching evening courses on a part-time basis. Richard lives and works in the greater Portland, Maine area.