Do you want to harness the power of technology to make your work life easier?

Richard Byrne of the site Free Technology for Teachers has just released his Practical Ed Tech Handbook updated for 2016-2017.  Here is a link to his post where you can download the handbook.

This handbook has resources and tips arranged in seven categories:  communication, web search strategies, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, assessment, and digital portfolios. Listed below are a few that Richard mentions in the handbook.

Communication (Text Messaging, Email, Blogs):

  • ClassDojo Messenger
  • Class Messenger
  • Celly

Video Creation:

  • Animoto
  • 30hands
  • Stupeflix
  • Clarisketch
  • PixiClip
  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • Jing
  • Tellagami
  • Wideo
  • Scratch


  • Kahoot
  • Socrative
  • Triventy

Digital Portfolios:

  • Google Sites
  • Weebly
  • Seesaw

If you are in education, there will be at least one tech tip that will be useful for you!