Tuesday, January 25, 2011

If It's FREE, It's For ME!

Blogging (with my iPad) from the Smart Ed Free Tech conference (#SEFT) in Toledo, Ohio.

I was not able to make it to the Smart Ed Free Tech conferences last year, but all feedback I heard was extremely positive. Today I was able to experience this great FREE conference first hand. Thanks to Smart Ed for putting on this conference -- free of charge!

And speaking of free... In today's 21st century world, we have so many great FREE resources at our disposal. Sure, there are still many cost-prohibitive or just expensive tools for the classroom, but with some resourcefulness and effort, there ARE so many ways we can teach and learn for free. So many web 2.0 tools are free (check out my free tools tab above), but more importantly, there are so many great ways to learn and get professional development for free. Beyond this free conference, try reading blogs for ideas (especially freetech4teachers), using Twitter, or even talking with colleagues in your own school.

For resources like what blogs to follow or how to use Twitter, look for links on the tabs at the top of this page.

If It's FREE, It's For ME! What free tools have you found in education?


  1. There is still time to save your seat at three upcoming SmartEd Free-Tech conferences! http://bit.ly/gCM4zJ

    Speaking of FREE, how about this giveaway: "Like" your favorite SmartEd Shout-Out videos on Facebook to help your friends win a SMART Slate! http://on.fb.me/52VcP3

  2. Great post Mr. Luebke. You're ideas are right on the money. Thanks for representing Celina City Schools and for all the technology and ideas you bring to our school district.

  3. Matt -- Thanks for sending Betsy Crites, Anne Geier & I to Free Tech. We are learning a lot & making connections with some great educators (and maybe we will ride a water slide or two!). Hope to see you here on Wednesday.

  4. I enjoyed your session on Blogging at the Toledo Free-Tech 2011. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me.

  5. I can't wait to see what new technology Celina will implement my Senior year! :)