Saturday, November 8, 2008

About Richard Byrne and Free Technology for Teachers

About the blog:
The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.
In 2008 Free Technology for Teachers was awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Resource Sharing Blog."
In 2009 Free Technology for Teachers was again awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Resource Sharing Blog" and was awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Individual Blog."
Free Technology for Teachers is read by an audience of more than 32,000 daily subscribers (current as of March 1, 2011).

About the blogger (Richard Byrne):

Richard Byrne's VisualCV

Recognitions & Awards
In 2009 I was nominated for an Edublogs "Lifetime Achievement" Award.
In 2010 I was a finalist for ACTEM's Educator of the Year Award. 
Tech & Learning Magazine named me one of 30 To Watch for the Future of Ed Tech.
I write a monthly column for the School Library Journal.

My full-time job is teaching US History, Civics, and Global Studies to high school students at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, ME. In the past I have also taught courses in English/ Language Arts.
I believe that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement. I also believe that technology gives teachers the ability to form powerful, global, professional learning communities.

Work With Me
I am available for professional development workshops. I can offer workshops on the use of video creation tools in all subject areas as well as workshops about classroom uses for Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Books, Google Search, and developing an online personal learning community. I can also customize a workshop specifically for your group. If you are interested in having me conduct a workshop for your school or conference, please contact me via email at
richardbyrne (at)

Contact Me:
For workshop and presentation inquiries:
richardbyrne (at)
For help or advice about ed tech: help (at)
For press releases & pitches: press (at)
For advertising inquiries: sales (at)