Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Week in Review - Green Screens, Parks, and Virtual Meetings

Good morning from Maine where the wind is howling but the sun is shining. Despite the wind it's relatively warm and should be nice for playing outside once my kids wake up. I'm also planning to ride my bike outside today. How about you? Do you have anything you're looking forward to doing this weekend? I hope so. After a long week of virtual classes, it's nice to step away from the computer for a day or two. Which is exactly what I'll be doing as soon as I finish this blog post.

Registration for the Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp went on sale on Thursday. It offers ten hours of live, interactive webinars on a wide array of topics applicable to every classroom. Register in May and you'll save $50 off the regular price. Register with a group of five or more and you'll save another $50!

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. 5 Things You Should Never Do In a Virtual Staff Meeting
2. Google Classroom Assignments from Teacher and Student Perspectives - Nine Lessons
3. An Overview of How Students View and Return Assignments in Google Classroom
4. By Request - How to Create a Timed Quiz in Google Classroom
5. National Parks Games and Challenges - Try Virtual National Parks Bingo
6. How to Create a Green Screen Video Without a Green Screen
7. 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Videos

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