The Technology Integration Committees want to thank everyone for their support over the last couple of weeks. We are approaching the 5000 page view mark (currently at 4855!) and should top it easily in the closing days of the month. Hopefully everyone has had a chance to read all of the posts and have started integrated the different web tools into their lessons.
Normally here is where we give some important stats about the blog, but we have just of cruised for the last week, gradually growing each day. But, I do want to announce we have added another CONTINENT to our following: Australia! So, a hearty G'Day, Mates, from Middletown, NJ, USA!!
When selected the tools for this challenge, we had 3 conditions: easy to use, immediate implementation, and FREE. Well, there is a great blog that we would like to focus on for this update and that is FreeTech4Teachers.com.
Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) is a Social Studies teacher in Maine and runs this blog as a way to expose teachers to as many free resources as possible. EduBlogs honored his site as the 2010 Winner for Best Resource Sharing Blog and 2011 Winner for Best Ed Tech Blog. 36,000 people view his blog every day! Byrne is a Google Certified Teacher and has a number of Google Apps tutorials on his site as well.
As you will see when you visit the site, his current week's list of resources includes:
Flipping Your Classroom With Free Web Tools
Creative Interactive Bulletin Boards
Web 2.0 Collaborative Projects for Middle School
But our favorite part of the site is his list of Favorite Resources. One of the most important ones (and #2 on his list) is the Super Book of Web Tools For Educators. This an extensive list of tools that can be used in all areas of education and an absolute must for any educator looking to increase the level of technology and student involvement in class.
Take a look at FreeTech4Teachers.com and let us know what you found. We love to read all of the comments (all 366 of them!) that are left on the blog. Have a great weekend!