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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Goals, Wishes, and Cold - The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where we're experiencing a stretch of cold days that hasn't been seen since the 1970's. How cold is it? Earlier this week I referred to Tuesday's high temperature of 7f as a "warm day." I took advantage of that warm day by going out to hike up and ski down Saddleback Mountain near Rangelely, Maine. That's just one of the things that I did during my week off. If you had the week off, I hope that you were able to do something fun too.

All week I ran republications of some of the most popular posts of the year. Therefore, this week's round-up of the most popular posts is kind of a best of the best list. New blog posts will resume on Monday.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Track Progress Toward Goals With This Google Sheets Template - Best of 2017
2. The Things I Wish Every Teacher Knew About Technology - Best of 2017
3. My Five Most Frequently Recommended Google Forms Add-ons - Best of 2017
4. Three Alternatives to Google Classroom - Best of 2017
5. 21 Tools for Conducting Digital Formative Assessments - Best of 2017
6. 22 Videos That Can Help Students Improve Their Writing - Best of 2017
7. How to Add Spoken Audio to Google Slides - Best of 2017

Online Professional Development
Despite it being a vacation week more people registered for the 2018 Practical Ed Tech Coaching Group. And a bunch of people took advantage of the 30% discount available on my Teaching History With Technology course and my G Suite for Teachers course.

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