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Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Week in Review - Running With Christmas Trees

Good evening from Maine where we're happy to be home after a great couple of days visiting family for Thanksgiving. For 30+ years on Thanksgiving I've gone to watch the road race in my hometown of Manchester, Connecticut. This year was no exception. The race is one of the only ones in the world where you'll find Olympians running in the same event as folks dressed as Christmas trees. It's a great event! Wherever you were this weekend, I hope that you had a good time too.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. 7 Good Tools for Surveying Your Audience
2. Three Ways to Broadcast Review Sessions for Students
3. Outline Maps - Simple Geography Games for All
4. Four Tools for Recording Time-stamped Notes While Watching Videos
5. How to Copy Comments in Google Docs
6. This Chrome Extension Helps You Find Books to Borrow
7. ReClipped - Take Notes and Share Notes on Educational Videos

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Three PD Courses Starting This Week

This week will kick-off a fun final month of 2017 for me and, I hope, for you too. This week I am starting three Practical Ed Tech courses.

Tomorrow night at 7pm ET How to Teach With Video begins. This three night event is being taught by Keith Hughes, Tom Richey, and me. We'll cover everything you need to know to feel confident creating and publishing instructional videos in a variety of styles. Learn more and register here.

To Geography and Beyond With Google Earth & Maps begins at 4pm ET on Thursday. In this three week course you'll learn how to use Google Earth and Google Maps in multiple subject areas including language arts, science, math, physical education, and social studies. Learn more and register here.

On Thursday evening at 7pm ET Getting Going With G Suite begins. This five week course is designed for those who are new to using G Suite for Education. This course will cover everything you need to know to integrate Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Calendar, and Google Sites into your practice. Learn more and register here.