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Free Technology for Teachers
Richard Byrne

Free product reviews and comparisons. Byrne-made how-to videos and suggested classroom uses.  Absolutely the best teacher tool site!​


Adobe Spark is available free as a creative tool for students and teachers. Coming soon: WCPSS Students will sign-in with their Google credentials.  Teachers will have a dashboard for student management. 


Lessons Online That Can Be Teacher Curated

These need logins to use teacher curation tools. 

Microsoft Tools & Certification

  • Welcoming Flipgrid to the Microsoft family: We are thrilled to announce the Flipgrid team will be joining Microsoft and embarking on its next exciting chapter. To bring the power of video-based social learning to everyone, we'll be making Flipgrid free for all educators and offering prorated refunds to everyone who has purchased a subscription from Flipgrid in the last year. Login/sign-up for Flipgrid HERE


  • Microsoft Translator benefits both students and parents:  Learn how school administrators are utilizing Microsoft Translator to engage the English Language Learner parent community. Being used in Onslow County, NC.  Can translate on-the-fly via a phone app to use during parent-teacher conversations.



  • New Activity Plans for your favorite Skype in the Classroom activities:  Whether you are going back to school our you are in the middle of the academic year, you are invited to explore the new activity plans for your favorite Skype in the Classroom activities aligned to ISTE standards. They were written by teachers to support you as you organise your live learning activities or get started with Skype in the Classroom.

  • Office 365 Training Center: Get inspired with cool new infographics for Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and other Office products — custom signatures, language translation, voice dictation, collaboration, mobile options, and more.

WCPSS: Instructional Technology and Library Media Services

(Available if logged into WakeID - connects to Wake Connect Intranet)

  • Standards: Includes NC Information and Technology Essential Standards, ISTE Standards for Students and Teachers 

  • Digital Resources: Includes Google Certification, Discovery Education, 3:1 Student Device Integration, Digital Portfolios and more

  • Instructional Frameworks : TPACK and DSAP

  • BYOD: Student Devices and Instruction​

WCPSS: Information Security

(Available if logged into WakeID - connects to Wake Connect Intranet)

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