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Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Week In Review - The Olympic Edition

Good morning from Woodstock, Maine where it is a crisp 4F outside. The Winter Olympics kicked-off yesterday and part of my plan for the weekend is to watch a few events then hit the local ski mountain where I can pretend to be an Olympic skier in my mind. (anyone who has seen me ski knows that I will never be confused with Bode Miller). Wherever you are this weekend, I hope that you have something fun planned too.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. 26 Videos About the Science of the Winter Olympics
2. Strategies for Getting Access to Websites Blocked By Your School
3. Behind the Published Posts and eBooks
4. Save the Cell Phones!
5. Padlet Is Now Available in 14 Languages - Here's a Guide to Using It In Your Classroom
6. AirPano - Gorgeous 360 Degree Virtual Tours of the World
7. Doodle Your Invention In the Doodle 4 Google Contest

This week the first registrations came in the for the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. Even though it is still five months away I've already been working on plans to make it the best workshop experience of the year. This week I lined up a fantastic assistant instructor in Mike Morrell who has been doing a lot of fun technology-infused activities with high school science students for years. Here's one of the things I saw Mike do last spring. He's also one of the most friendly people you'll ever meet which is why students and colleagues alike are often found hanging out in his classroom before and after school.

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