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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gradebooks, Flipgrid, and Voicepods - The Week in Review

Good morning from chilly Paris Hill, Maine where it's a crisp 7F as write this. In the category of "things I never did before having kids" today we're going to look at a big Christmas tree display and to see Santa. It should be fun even if it takes thirty minutes to get the kids into snowsuits to go outside. Wherever you are this weekend, I hope that you can get outside to do something fun too.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. A New Gradebook for Google Classroom!
2. Turn Text to Speech With the Voicepods Chrome Extension
3. Free Environment Data Fact Sheets and Posters from the UN
4. How to Add Videos to Google Slides Without Using YouTube
5. Ten Resources for Teaching and Learning About Pearl Harbor
6. 120 Free Winter-themed Reading Lesson Plans
7. How to Upload Videos to Reply to Flipgrid Topics

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