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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Week in Review - Videos With YouTube Stars

Good morning from Maine where we're getting ready to spend the day acquiring and decorating a Christmas tree. Finding and cutting the tree should be a fun challenge with a toddler and an infant in tow. Wherever you are this weekend, I hope that you get time to do something fun too.

This week I hosted an online course called How to Teach With Video. YouTube education stars Keith Hughes and Tom Richey led sections of the course in which they shared their expertise on how to make engaging, educational videos. Many people asked if we'll offer the course again. The three of us chatted and decided to offer it again in the spring.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. EquatIO is Now Free for Teachers
2. GradeProof Helps Students Improve Their Papers
3. Distraction-free YouTube Viewing
4. A Fun Game About Ecosystems
5. Teaching With Crossword Puzzles from Read Write Think
6. Create Your School Newspaper With Lucidpress
7. A Health and Science Lesson - What Is Fat?

2018 Professional Development Opportunities
I am currently filling my calendar for workshop and keynote engagements. Click here to learn what I can do for you.

In 2018 I am facilitating an online professional development cohort of teachers, librarians, and tech coaches. Learn how you can join us by visiting this Practical Ed Tech page.

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