Work With Me Writing this blog has given me the opportunity to work with some great people in the education community. I cannot accept every invitation that I receive, but I do give serious consideration to all invitations. If you are interested in having me speak at your school or conference please use the contact form below or email me directly at richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers (dot) comServices I offer: *Workshops for your faculty. Let's roll up our sleeves and get immersed in learning about ways to use technology in our classrooms.
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7 Great Web Services to Transfer Large Files There is no blinking the fact that web 2.0 technologies have radically revolutionized the way users interact with internet and if we narrow down our scope to the file sharing area it becomes clear how easier it becomes for anyone to upload and share files with a single click. The thing, however, is that free file sharing is limited to only a few MBs per file which is, most of the times, insufficient especially when we have many files to share with our students and colleagues. Check out : The Easiest and Quickest Way Teachers Share Files for Free The Future of Reading and Writing is Collaborative 11.23.10 | Dave Boardman is an English teacher at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine. Although he teaches a traditional English curriculum, his students aren’t producing typical five-paragraph essays or even research papers. Take the case of “Tilman,” a writing assignment a struggling freshman produced a couple of years ago. “Tilman” is a moving video that tells the story of Patrick Tillman, the NFL player who quit football to fight in Afghanistan and came back in a body bag. The video moves seamlessly back and forth from the student’s own thoughts on the case and CNN coverage, atop edited pictures and news footage.
29 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have MIssed We're back with a cause-themed weekend roundup in anticipation of the Mashable Social Good Summit this Monday, September 20. Below you'll find a section dedicated to our recent slew of Social Good resources including apps, trends, and several surveys of modern fundraising. We've also got all the classics in our Social Media section with resources on how Digg can survive, details on fashion week, and the future of social media journalism. Tech & Mobile has iPad apps for Twitter power users, and some guides on Internet Explorer 9. Finally, Business reveals details on popular startups, how to pick a great office location, and how to hire a designer. Looking for even more social media resources?
Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects by @CTuckerEnglish I had a “just in time” professional development moment thanks to Jennifer Roberts and her video titled “Docs Voice Comments.” I wanted to share it with other educators as I know many of us are planning end of the year projects, assignments, and written pieces. These culminating assignments are incredibly time consuming to grade. About The quickest way to share text with other people Why JustPaste.it is so special? Easy to use text editor with text formatting feature Just paste text from other webpage or word processor. Text formatting and images will be preserved. Pictures and movies
Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design SumoMe Do you know how to learn? Many people don’t. Specifically, they don’t know how to look inward to examine how they learn and to judge what is effective. That’s where metacognitive strategies come in. Tozzl - Create a Multifaceted Message Board Tozzl is a message board platform that I just learned about this afternoon when its lead developer emailed me. My initial thought was, "I don't know that the world needs another message board tool." But as I explored it a bit I changed my mind. Tozzl allows you to quickly create private, password-protected message boards as well as public boards. To get started visit Tozzl and select "create a new Tozzl."