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Announcing our Elementary Technology Conference on 12/9/14

Posted by Ken Zimmerman

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Richard Byrne is going to be our Keynote and presenter at our Elementary Technology Conference this year on Dec. 9, 2014.  This is one keynote you will NOT want to miss!

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 all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard’s work is focused on sharing free web-based resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences.RByrne_HS_BW[1]

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 100@30 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 Woodstock, Maine with his loyal dogs Max and Morrison.

We are very fortunate this year to have an amazing line up of 32 sessions brought to you by educators in the k-6 field.  There is something for everyone at our Elementary Technology Conference this year no matter if you are a k-6 administrator, teacher, coach, integrator, coordiantor, etc.  One new highlight is that we are able to offer all PAECT members a discount on our conference registration.  A special thanks to PAECT for providing some conference refreshments.  All the information you need for our #iu13etc14 conference this year including registration is found on our ETC Conference Wikispace

Topics: Elementary Tech Conference