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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Lesson Planning, Keyboarding, Breakouts - The Week in Review

Good evening from Maine where all of the leaves have changed to brown and we're now just waiting for winter to begin. In my mind I've always thought that Halloween marked the end of beautiful part of fall and the transition to the browns of late fall before the snow arrives. This year fall out with a bang as we had nearly 600 trick o' treaters come to our house. We would have had more, but we ran out of candy! I hope that Halloween and the rest of the week were good for you too.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Planboard for Lesson Planning
2. Typing Games to Improve Keyboarding Skills
3. Document Studio - The Google Sheets Add-on You've Been Waiting For
4. Improvements in Google Classroom
5. How to Create a Digital Breakout Game
6. Five Inspiring TED Talks for Teachers
7. PeerGrade.io - Better Peer Feedback

Professional Development Opportunities
This week Teaching History With Technology started rolling out to everyone who registered early. If you didn't register, you can still join and complete the course at your own pace. Learn more here.

In a few weeks I'll be hosting three live professional development webinars. How to Teach With Video will begin on November 27th. Later in the same week I'll start Getting Going With G Suite and To Geography and Beyond With Google Earth & Maps.

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