Saturday, September 8, 2018

Poetry, Google Classroom, and Twine - The Week in Review

Good evening from Maine where it is a crisp, cool early fall evening. The change of seasons is one of my favorite things about living in northern New England. Yesterday afternoon I had a great time walking in the woods with my dogs. Today, we had fun taking our kids for a walk along a river. I hope that wherever you are, you're having a great weekend too. If part of your weekend includes catching up on some tech reading, take a look at the following list of the most popular posts of the week on Free Technology for Teachers.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. Two New Google Classroom Features That Everyone Has Been Asking For!
2. ReadWorks Now Integrates With Google Classroom
3. Poetry 180 - A Poem for Every Day of the School Year
4. 250 Google Tools Tutorials for Teachers
5. 5 Multimedia Projects for Social Studies Classes
6. Twine - Write Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories
7. How to Use Yo Teach! to Create a Classroom Backchannel

I'll Come to Your School This Year!
If you would like to have me lead a professional development day at your school during this school year, please send me an email at richardbyrne (at) - or click here for more information about my professional development services.

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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. Send an email to richardbyrne (at) book me today.

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