On February 20th, 2019, Richard Byrne presented our Technology in the Inclusive Classroom conference opening keynote to an appreciative audience of almost 300 BC educators, SET-BC District Partners, assistive technology vendor and program partners, and SET-BC staff.
Richard has been sharing thousands of technology tools and programs over the past decade through his blog, www.freetech4teachers.com. During the keynote address, he featured not only the tools that stand the test of time, but the characteristics to look for in choosing the next educational tools to use in your own classrooms.
Thank you, Richard, for opening our 2019 conference with helpful information and accessible examples as we all navigate the complex and rapidly changing world of classroom technologies!
About Richard Byrne
Richard Byrne is the author of the longstanding and popular blog Free Technology 4 Teachers. His blog has over 60,000 subscribers and has received numerous awards for best technology education blog. Richard is a former high school teacher who was an early implementer of technology in his classroom. Over more than a decade, he has presented internationally on a wide variety of educational technology topics focusing his work and presentations on sharing free web-based resources that educators can use to enhance students’ learning experiences. “I believe 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.”