Richard Byrne is a full-time high school social studies teacher in Maine and author of the award-winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers. Edublog Award Winner for "Best Individual Blog" (2009) and "Best Resource Sharing Blog" (2009 & 2011), Free Technology for Teachers has over 30,000 subscribers and has exceeded 100,000 unique visitors a month. Richard is a Google Certified Teacher who in 2010 was named an ACTEM Educator of the Year Finalist and one of Tech & Learning Magazine's "30 to Watch for the Future of Ed Tech." In 2009, Richard earned a nomination for an "Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award." In addition, Richard has presented at various schools, districts, and conferences, and is a monthy contributor to School Library Journal.