Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November's Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers

Good evening from Maine where the sun has set on the month of November. At this time of year sunset is a rather early 4:04pm and it feels even earlier than that. Ice is forming on the ponds around my home and I hope that we get some more snow soon because my daughters and I are itching to go skiing. 

As I do at the end of every month, I've compiled a list of the most popular posts of the last thirty days. Take a look and see if there is anything interesting that you missed earlier in November. 

These were the most popular posts of the month:
1. Is This the End of the Google Keep Chrome Extension?
2. 30+ Activity Templates to Use in Google Classroom
3. More Than 70,000 Pieces of ClipArt and Pictures for Students
4. C-SPAN Offers a Free Electoral College Poster
5. CollegeLab - A Tool to Help Students Find Colleges They May Like
6. GeoQuiz History Edition - A Fun and Challenging Geography Game
7. How to Add Descriptions to Google Drive Folders
8. Two Good Ways to Create Simple and Focused Websites
9. Math and Geography
10. A New Primary Source Crowd-sourcing Project from the Library of Congress

50 Tech Tuesday Tips!
50 Tech Tuesday Tips is an eBook that I created with busy tech coaches, tech integrators, and media specialists in mind. In it you'll find 50 ideas and tutorials that you can use as the basis of your own short PD sessions. Get a copy today!

Workshops and eBooks
If you'd like to have me speak at your school or conference, please send me an email at richardbyrne (at) or fill out the form on this page. Book me for this school year and I'll include copies of my eBook for all of the teachers in your school. 

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 43,000 subscribers watching my short tutorial videos on a wide array of educational technology tools. 
  • I've been Tweeting as @rmbyrne for fifteen years. 
  • The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page features new and old posts from this blog throughout the week. 
  • If you're curious about my life outside of education, you can follow me on Strava.
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How to Make Custom QR Codes With Adobe Express

Yesterday afternoon I published a video and blog post about using Canva to create custom QR codes that include your own images and graphic designs. The Adobe Express suite of tools also offers a QR code creation tool. QR code creation tool in Adobe Express doesn't let you use pictures in your codes like Canva does, but you can customize the color scheme and format of your QR codes. It's a nice option for those who are already using the Adobe Express suite and need to quickly create a QR code. Watch my video below to see how it works. 

How to Create Custom QR Codes With Adobe Express

Applications for Education
Read Five Ways QR Codes Can Be Helpful in Your School for some ideas on how you might use the Adobe Express QR code generator in your classroom, library, or school.

Free Webinar Next Wednesday - Best of the Web 2022


Tomorrow the calendar turns to December and many of us will start to think about the year that was. One of the things that I do every December is take a look back at all of the new and updated educational technology tools that I tested throughout the year. I'll put all of my favorite ones into one presentation that I'll share with all of you. 

Join me one week from today for a free webinar titled Best of the Web 2022. I'm hosting it live at 3:30pm ET on December 7th. Register here! Come to the webinar to see my favorite new and updated tools in action. 

The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend the live presentation. The recording will be posted on Free Technology for Teachers the next day (December 8th). 

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