Sunday, April 1, 2012

Month in Review - 19,000 Miles Later

March was a very busy month for me and Free Technology for Teachers. According to US Airways I was on sixteen flights for a total of 19,000 miles in March. Thanks to all of you, in March Free Technology for Teachers surpassed the 45,000 subscriber mark and 20,000 Facebook likes.  Somehow I still managed to publish 143 blog posts on Free Technology for Teachers and another 20 on Android 4 Schools.

The ten most popular posts in March, 2012:
1. 3 Places to Find Online Talking Children's Storybooks
2. Great Free Summer PD from C-SPAN Classroom
3. Khan Academy Videos Mapped to Common Core Standards
4. Digitize Student Work With the Three Ring App
5. 5 Ways You Can Use Wikis
6. Google Maps for Educators - How to Get Started
7. This is Cool! Albert Einstein's Library Online
8. Is Khan Inherently Crap?
9. iPad Apps to Meet 14 Learning Objectives
10. 10 Awesome Android Uses and Apps for Education

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Two Short Videos on the Origins of April Fools' Day

This morning I was able to trick a couple of my Facebook friends into thinking that I was selling Free Technology for Teachers. I am not selling it (unless someone wants to make me obscenely wealthy), I was just having a little April Fools' Day fun. So how did this tradition of playing tricks on people on April 1 start? Here are two short video explanations of the origins of April Fools' Day.