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The 10-Minute Teacher Show with Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher

Produced by Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, LLC

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Apr 18, 2017

Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he's most excited about today. From video tools, creation tools, to app creation, you'll hear about the tools and ideas that Richard is most excited about in edtech today. In today's show, Richard shares: 

  • Live video streaming tools and why he's moving to YouTube Live 
  • Blogging and creation tools 
  • Why app creation will soon be in the reach of every student 
  • Dealing with naysayers and blocking 
  • Why he's not as excited about quizzing tools and heading towards creation tools 

Richard Byrne 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 became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics Award from chancellor’s office of California State University. 

In 2010 he was a finalist for ACTEM’s (Association of Computer Teachers and Educators in Maine) educator of the year award. Tech & Learning Magazine named Richard one of their “people to watch” in their 30th Anniversary celebration. 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, Richard also maintains and

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 daughter Isla and loyal dogs Max and Mason. 

A full transcript of this show and the show notes are available at as well as details on entering this month’s giveaway contests.