Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Week In Review - Make Time for Funtivities

Max loves swimming!
Good morning from Maine where the leaves are beginning to change, but the heat and humidity have returned. Those are the hallmarks of the beginning of school year around here. I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new school year.

Lately, my friends have been reminding...err forcing... me to take time to do fun things. I think this is a reminder that we can all use from time-to-time especially as we head into the fall and off the commitments that come with school year. I'm going to take some time to go fishing this weekend. I hope that you all get time to do something fun this weekend too.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Powtoon Is Giving Away Free Accounts to Teachers - Create Animated Videos Online
2. 12 Good Tools for Gathering Real-time Feedback from Students
3. Two Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week
4. Turn a Set of Spreadsheet Cells Into Easy to Read Documents
5. Now You Can Customize Background Images and Themes in Google Forms - Here's How
6. How to Enable Text Notifications for Your Google Calendar Events
7. Get to Know Your New Students Through Comics

In other news this week, I have partnered with the Midwest Teachers Institute to offer graduate credit for my Practical Ed Tech course Getting Ready for GAFE. The graduate credit course begins in October.

Would you like to have me speak at your school or conference? Click here to learn about my keynote and workshop offerings. 

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