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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Captions, Dice, and Ninjas - The Month in Review

Good morning from Maine where we're ready for some Halloween fun. Last year we had more than 600 trick o' treaters come to our house! And if the weather is nice we'll have that many again this year. But Halloween isn't the only thing happening today. It's the end of the month and as I do every month I have put together a list of the most-read posts of the last month. Take a look and see if your favorite made the list.

October was a busy month here are the Byrne Instructional Media world headquarters. I started the month by working with teachers of Sigsbee Charter School in Key West then I was off to West Virginia for a conference followed by a conference in Connecticut. In there I taught two professional development courses too. If you're interested in having me come to your school or conference, please get in touch.

These were the most popular posts in October:
1. 250 Google Tools Tutorials for Teachers
2. How to Create Storyboard Templates in Google Slides or PowerPoint
3. Virtual Dice and Random Number Generators
4. Using Brush Ninja and Screencastify to Make Science Presentations
5. TED-Ed Explains Why Students Should Read Classics
6. How to Use Automatic Captioning in Google Slides
7. Seven Good Places to Find Writing Prompts
8. Two Detailed Presentations About Copyright for Educators
9. Virtual Reality Book Tours
10. Case Maker - Civics Lessons Built on Primary Sources

Online PD in November
In November I'm hosting three online professional development opportunities. Those are Video Projects for Every Classroom, Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners, and Teaching History With Technology. Click here to learn more about all three opportunities.

Book Me for Your Conference
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) freetech4teachers.com book me today.

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