Richard Byrne teaches US History and Civics to high school students at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, ME. In the past he has also taught courses in global studies and English/ Language Arts. He believes that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement. He also believes that technology gives teachers the ability to form powerful, global, professional learning communities. In 2009, he was nominated for an Edublogs “Lifetime Achievement” Award.
He is a Google Certified Teacher. He is the author of the Free Technology for Teachers website which is read by more than 24,000 subscribers daily and won the 2008 Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog, the 2009 Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog, and the 2009 Edublogs Award for Best Individual Blog.
Keynote: Back-channeling in the Classroom
Description: Back-talk in the classroom is not good, but back-channeling is great! In this session participants will learn about free micro-blogging services, polling services, and chat services that they can leverage to improve in-classroom conversations and extend those conversations beyond the physical classroom. These techniques will get even the most shy of students involved in classroom discussions.
Date & Times: Sat. July 31st 2pm-3pm LA/ 5pm NYC/ 10pm London/ 11pm, Paris/ 7am, Sun. Sydney/ 6am, Sun. Tokyo
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