Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tech Site of The Week - Free Technology For Teachers

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have been sharing a technology tool a week with BHS staff via e-mail for the past couple of weeks. There are just so many free resources out there that can be useful that it can be overwhelming.

With this in mind, I am shifting gears a bit by sharing a site that brings me so many of these useful tools on a daily basis. The site is Free Technology For Teachers, a blog maintained by Richard Byrne, a teacher at Oxford Hills High School in South Paris, Maine. Richard's has received many awards for sharing his endless list of resources with teachers each day. In addition to sharing resources, Richard gives concrete examples of how to use these resources with students.

Here is a recent example from a post he made about Google Docs:

Applications for Education
If you've been wondering why you should have a Google Docs account, now at it's most basic it provides a large supply of free and cheap storage space for backing up your files. If you're a technology integrator that has struggled to get people to try Google Docs, this might be your "foot in the door" to show them some of the other features of Google Docs.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Google Docs Adds Academic Features
Word Counter - Identify Frequently Used Words

If you are just getting started following blogs and looking for technology resources the you need to start here. Free Technology For Teachers will keep you well informed and give you resources daily that are free and easy to use.

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