Sunday, February 28, 2021

Annotations, Games, and Audio - The Month in Review

Good evening from Maine where the sun is setting on February. It turned out to be a great weekend with snow on Saturday and sunny skies today. Getting outside to play was the perfect way to end what felt like an exceptionally long February. 

I'm going to start March with a couple of webinars. On Tuesday on Practical Ed Tech I'm hosting Five Google Earth & Maps Projects for Social Studies. On Thursday I'm co-hosting Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff. I hope you'll join me for one or both of these webinars. 

These were the month's most popular posts:
1. How to Create Your Own Online Board Game
2. Video - How to Annotate Your Screen in Google Meet
3. Two Ways to Create Your Own Online Memory Games
4. Musical Explorers World Map
5. Ten Time-savers for G Suite for Education Users
6. - Create Online Whiteboards You Can Share and Monitor
7. Three Easy Ways for Students to Make Short Audio Recordings - No Email Required
8. Some of my Favorites - Creating Green Screen Videos
9. Magnetic Poetry With Google Jamboard and Google Classroom
10. Spaces - Digital Portfolios With Asynchronous Breakout Rooms

Thank you for your support! 
  • More than 300 of you have participated in a Practical Ed Tech course last year. Those registrations help keep Free Technology for Teachers and Practical Ed Tech going. I couldn't do it without you!
  • BoomWriter is hosting a unique creative writing contest for kids. Check it out!
  • Spaces takes a new approach to digital portfolios. Give it a try!
Other Places to Follow Me:
  • The Practical Ed Tech Newsletter comes out every Sunday evening/ Monday morning. It features my favorite tip of the week and the week's most popular posts from Free Technology for Teachers.
  • My YouTube channel has more than 34,000 subscribers watching my short tutorial videos on a wide array of educational technology tools. 
  • I've been Tweeting as @rmbyrne for thirteen years. 
  • The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page features new and old posts from this blog throughout the week. 
  • And if you're curious about my life outside of education, you can follow me on Instagram or Strava.

My Most Popular Tutorial Videos in February

My YouTube channel now has more than 34,000 subscribers. According to the analytics that YouTube provides, more than half of all of the views of my videos happen through embeds on my blog. YouTube also provides analytics of what was watched the most over the last month. In case you're curious, here's a list of my tutorial videos that were watched the most in February.