Saturday, April 14, 2018

Spark, Parks, and Jeopardy - The Week in Review

Good evening from Maine where it is snowing, again. This week was a classic spring week in Maine in which we had both sunshine and snow. We're still weeks away from seeing green grass like I saw yesterday when I was in Greenwich, Connecticut where I facilitated a professional development workshop.

Speaking of professional development, I only have a handful of days left in my summer calendar for school and conference workshops. If you're interested in having me lead a professional development workshop at your school, please get in touch by sending an email to richardbyrne (at) or by using the contact form here.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Adobe Launches Spark for Education
2. Jungle Jeopardy - A Game About Ecosystems
3. NASA's Interactive Guide to the Solar System
4. Sympathy for Padlet
5. An Animated Map of the Rise and Fall of Communism
6. National Geographic Publishes Fun Facts About All National Parks
7. 5 Alternatives to Padlet

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