Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 21 - 12 Years of Reflections and Questions

This afternoon I recorded the twenty-first episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast. In this episode I share some reflections on 12 years of blogging about educational technology, share some news from the world of ed tech, and answer a few questions from readers and viewers like you. Get the full show notes in this Google Doc. Information on the PD webinars mentioned in the podcast can be found here.

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The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where it feels like winter! It's 4F outside, a lot of snow is in the forecast, and we're going to get our Christmas tree later today. I hope that all of you had a great week. I spent a lot of the week in Connecticut visiting family and friends for Thanksgiving. It was a nice treat for me to take my daughters to what was one of my favorite restaurants when I was a kid, Shady Glen. That place was a throwback 30 years ago and still hasn't changed a bit (cash only, grab a seat when you see it, menu on the wall). If you celebrated Thanksgiving this week, I hope that it was a great holiday for you too.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. Transno - Quickly Turn Outlines and Notes into Mind Maps
2. 5 Google Product Updates for Teachers to Note This Weekend
3. How to Create a Multimedia Map on Padlet
4. Twelve Good Tools for Creating Mind Maps & Flowcharts - Updated
5. Three Easy Ways to Create Forms That Accept File Uploads
6. Open eBooks - Thousands of Free eBooks for Students and Teachers
7. Three Ways to Collaboratively Create Multimedia Maps

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