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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Certificates, Quests, and Comics - The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining, my lawn is turning green, and we're all going to play outside today. I have a couple of things to do before the kids wake up including finishing this blog post.

This week I spent a lot of time dealing with a change in my hosting provider for PracticalEdTech.com. That site outgrew its hosting service and so it was time to switch. One thing that I learned in that process was that you should not attempt to publish new content or add new users in the middle of a migration. I did that and then had to recreate a bunch of things including the on-demand access for 5 Ways to Blend Technology Into Outdoor Lessons. But now that its all working again, I can spend the weekend enjoying playing outside with my kids and dogs. I hope that you have an equally nice weekend.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. How to Automatically Issue Certificates When Students Pass a Quiz in Google Forms
2. TodaysMeet Is Shutting Down - Six Alternatives to Try
3. Create Your Own Geography Game With Mission Map Quest
4. MOOO - Museum of Obsolete Objects
5. TED-Ed Lessons About Every Element on the Periodic Table
6. 300+ Printable Comic Templates
7. 17 Audacity Tutorials for Beginners

New Online PD Opportunity!
On Monday I'm launching a self-paced course about classroom video projects. The course will take you through five video projects in step-by-step detail. This new course is in addition to all of the other on-demand webinars and self-paced courses currently available on PracticalEdTech.com.

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I’ve given keynotes at conferences from Australia to Alaska for groups of all sizes from 50 to 2,000+. My keynotes focus on providing teachers and school administrators with practical ways to use technology to create better learning experiences for all students. I like to shine the light on others and so I often share examples of great work done by others as well as my own. Click here to book me today.

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