Videos, Scratch, and Fly Fishing – The Week in Review

Good evening from rainy Paris Hill, Maine where I’m home after a few days of fly fishing. It was nice to get away and recharge offline before a busy few months of workshops and conference keynotes starts on Monday when I fly to Kansas. I’ll probably be offline most of tomorrow too as I soak up as much time with my kids as I can before the week starts. I hope that you get time for fun and relaxation this weekend too. If part of your plans call for catching up on some ed tech reading, take a look at this week’s most popular posts.

These were the week’s most popular posts on
1. Free iPad Apps for Creating Animated Movies
2. 10 Overlooked Google Docs Features
3. Use Flipgrid to Publish Instructional Videos
4. 7 Ways to Make Animated GIFs
5. Scratch 3.0 and a New Creative Computing Curriculum Guide
6. A Short Guide to Getting Started With Google Drive
7. Try Using Icebreaker Tags and New Staff Orientation

Only Three Days Left!

As I write this, I only have three days left in my 2018 workshop calendar. If you would like to have me lead a professional development day at your school in November or December, please get in touch ASAP. I can be reached at richardbyrne (at) – more information is available here.

Book Me for Your Conference

I’ve given keynotes at conferences from Australia to Alaska for groups of all sizes from 50 to 2,000+. My keynotes focus on providing teachers and school administrators with practical ways to use technology to create better learning experiences for all students. I like to shine the light on others and so I often share examples of great work done by others as well as my own. Send an email to richardbyrne (at) book me today.

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Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!