Saturday, December 15, 2018

Trash, Math, and Expeditions - The Week in Review

Good evening from Maine where it was a balmy 43F today. It was a perfect day for a hike in western Maine. There's something about the fresh air that invigorates my body and mind. A walk in the woods almost always inspires new blog post ideas in my mind. Today, was not an exception to that pattern. Look for an exciting new guide to download in PDF format next week.

This week I hosted the fourth session of my Teaching History With Technology course. I offered the course twice this fall because of demand for it. I'm also going to be offering it in January along with two other professional development courses. You can learn more about them here.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. 250 Google Tools Tutorials for Teachers
2. Reminder - Empty Your Google Drive Trash Bin
3. Speakd - Listen to Your Google Docs
4. Math is Visual - Videos Demonstrations and Illustrations
5. Try Pexels Videos to Find Green Screen Backgrounds
6. Free Math Lesson Plans from NASA
7. Introduction to Using Google Expeditions in Your Classroom

Three Online PD Courses Starting in January
I'm offering three professional development courses to start 2019. Discounted early registration is now open for:
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