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Richard Byrne

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Students Using Video Creation Tools - Richard Byrne



This session focuses on using free video creation tools that can be used by students in any subject area to demonstrate their understanding of the content. In this session participants will explore free tools that their students can use to create animated videos, documentary videos, and live action videos. Tools for creating videos on laptops, iPads, and Android devices are included in this session. A brief discussion about copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing is also included in this session.

Richard Byrne is best known in the educational technology community for his award-winning blogFree Technology for Teachers. On a daily basis Richard’s blog Free Technology for Teachers reaches a subscriber base of more than 57,000 educators. In addition to writing Free Technology for Teachers, Richard also maintains iPad Apps for SchoolAndroid for Schools, andPracticalEdTech.com. Richard’s printed work includes a monthly column for School Library Journal, contributing author to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, and columns for Teacher Librarian.

Richard has been invited to speak at conferences and at schools across North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard’s work is focused on helping teachers effectively use free technology resources in their classrooms.

In 2012 Richard received a MERLOT Classics Award from California State University’s Chancellor’s Office.  In 2010 he was a finalist 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). Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009.

Google Apps and the Common Core - Richard Byrne


In this session participants will explore how the core Google services of Search, Sites, Drive, Maps, and Blogger can be used in lessons that address Common Core standards. Some of the standards addressed include Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.




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