Good morning from Maine where we’re going to enjoy the last warm days of the year this weekend. Warm is a relative term because while those of us here think that 50F-60F is warm many of my southern friends will disagree. Either way, the Maine black bears that my daughters and I saw preparing for hibernation last Sunday think that winter is close. (We saw this bears at the
Maine Wildlife Park, a center for wildlife rehabilitation and visitor education).
Rising counts COVID-19 cases, election news, and the new and constantly changing challenges of teaching during a pandemic have contributed to a stressful week. Writing my weekly summary of popular posts is a bit of a soothing process for me. I hope that you also benefit from it. Have a great weekend!
These were the week’s most popular posts:
Three Ways to Conduct Polls in Google Slides
The 2020 Great Thanksgiving Listen
Use a Zoom Virtual Background for Lesson Outlines
Five Uses for Wakelet in Your Classroom
A Template for Getting Permission for Publishing Student Blogs, Podcasts, and Videos
How to Record a Video in PowerPoint (Windows Desktop Version)
Two Short Lessons on Checks & Balances
Through Practical Ed Tech I’m currently offering an on-demand course called
A Crash Course in Making & Teaching With Video.
Thank you for your support!
- More than 300 of you have participated in a Practical Ed Tech course or webinar this year. Those registrations help keep Free Technology for Teachers and Practical Ed Tech going. I couldn’t do it without you!
- Pixton EDU is a great tool for creating comics and storyboards.
- Wakelet is a great tool for making collections of resources, recording video, and more!
- GAT Labs offers a great, free guide to using Google Workspaces in online classrooms.
Other Places to Follow Me:
- The Practical Ed Tech Newsletter comes out every Sunday evening/ Monday morning. It features my favorite tip of the week and the week’s most popular posts from Free Technology for Teachers.
- My YouTube channel has more than 30,000 subscribers watching my short tutorial videos on a wide array of edtech tools.
- I’ve been Tweeting as @rmbyrne for thirteen years.
- The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page features new and old posts from this blog throughout the week.
- And if you’re curious about my life outside of education, you can follow me on Instagram or Strava.