Featured Speaker

  • Richard Byrne




    Richard Byrne is the President of Byrne Instructional Media, LLC. which manages multiple websites and training programs for teachers. Richard is a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers . He has been invited to speak at events on six continents and would gladly speak in Antarctica too. Richard’s work is focused on sharing free resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences.


    Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard is a Google Certified Teacher. He has received awards and recognitions for his work from many organizations including the chancellor’s office of California State University. He is also a past finalist for ACTEM’s (Association of Computer Teachers and Educators in Maine) educator of the year award. Tech & Learning Magazine has called Richard one of their “people to watch” for the future of educational technology.


    On a daily basis Richard’s blog Free Technology for Teachers reaches more than 100,000 educators. In addition to writing Free Technology for Teachers he also maintains PracticalEdTech.com . Richard’s print 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 contributions to Teacher Librarian . Richard lives in Maine with his family and their relatively loyal dogs, Mason and Fionn.