Free Technology for Teachers: Pi, Puppy and AI

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and it’s going to be a beautiful late winter day. It will be perfect for playing outside with the newest member of our family, Rangeley Noodle. We got a black lab puppy last weekend and my girls named him Rangely Noodle. Rangeley is for one of our favorite places in Maine and Noodle because my five year old thought it was fun to say and the rest of us went along with it. Wherever you are this weekend, I hope you’re having fun outside too!

This week I started a new course called Five Video Projects for Almost Every Grade. Even if you miss the first week, you can still sign up and get all the lessons.

These were the most popular posts of the week.

1. Summary of Pi Day Resources

2. AI tools are coming to Google Workspace Tools

3. An overview of the use and detection of artificial intelligence

4. 15 Microsoft Forms Tutorials for Teachers

5. A new answer to the questions I get asked the most

6. Annotate videos with text and images

7. Whimsical – AI concept map generator

Make more money this year!

If you’re looking for a way to put a little more money in your pocket this year, my self-help course How to Create and Sell Digital Products in 2023 is for you. It is one of three on-demand courses I currently offer.

Workshops and eBooks

If you would like me to speak at your school or conference, please let me know richardbyrne(at) or fill out the form on this page. Book me for this school year and I’ll include copies of my ebook for all the teachers at your school.

Animated explanations

Making and Learning with Animation Explained is a five-part, self-paced course that teaches you how to make a variety of animations. More importantly, it teaches you why making animations is a valuable and fun classroom activity for students of all ages.

Other places to follow me.

  • The Practical Ed Tech Newsletter is published every Sunday evening / Monday morning. It contains my favorite tip of the week and the most popular messages of the week from free tech for teachers.
  • My YouTube channel has over 45,000 subscribers who watch my short tutorial videos on a wide variety of educational technology tools.
  • I’m on Twitter as @rmbyrne: for fifteen years.
  • I update my LinkedIn profile once or twice a week.
  • The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page features new and old posts from this blog throughout the week.
  • If you’re interested in my life outside of education, you can follow me on Strava.

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