Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Week in Review - Transitions

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and the forecast calls for temperatures above 60f for the first time this year. One of the great things about Maine in the spring is that I can ski, bike, garden, and walk my dogs all in the same day without having to wear a heavy jacket. It's the end of the ski season here and we're going to close out the season with a tailgate party at the mountain. I hope that you too make time for something fun this weekend.

This week the newsletter welcomed the 10,000th subscriber! That newsletter is sent out only once per week on Sunday evening. It contains my favorite tip of the week and a summary of the most popular posts of the week from Free Technology for Teachers. Subscribers to the newsletter get discounts on my online courses and in-person workshops too.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. A Short Overview of 12 Tools for Creating Flipped Classroom Lessons
2. 5 Ideas for Using Google Sites in Your Classroom
3. Three Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed Last Week
4. New Polling Feature Added to Google Classroom
5. Mozilla Releases an Interactive Web Literacy Map
6. How to Change Your Google Profile Image & Why You Should
7. Six Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks

Spring and Summer PD Opportunities With Me
Discounted early registration for the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps is available through the end of the month. If coming to Maine isn't an option for you, take a look at the online workshops I'm hosting throughout the spring and summer.

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