Good evening from Scottsbluff, Nebraska where I’m visiting my friends Beth and Kris Still. Some of you may remember Beth as the person who started the NECC/ ISTE Newbie Project back in 2009. In the four and half years since then Beth, Kris, and I have become good friends. It’s amazing what a few Tweets can do (Tweeting is where the Newbie Project started).
Wherever you are this weekend, I hope you’re doing something fun and relaxing. And if your weekend plans include catching up on things in the field of educational technology, the Free Technology for Teachers week in review is a good place to start.
Here are this week’s most popular posts:
1. Google Unveils Google Play for Education
2. Ten Online Activities for Geography Awareness Week
3. Canva – Create Beautiful Slides, Posters, and Infographics
4. Create a Wall of Thanks on Padlet
5. Tour Builder Makes It Easier Than Ever To Create Google Earth Tours
6. How to Set Yourself Up for Classroom Blogging Success
7. TechSmith Snagit – A Chrome-based Screen Capture Tool
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Practical Ed Tech is the brand through which I offer PD webinars.
Remind 101 offers a free tool for sending text message reminders to students.
IXL offers a huge assortment of mathematics lesson activities.
Typing Club offers free typing lessons for students.
Discovery Education & Wilkes University offer online courses for earning Master’s degrees in Instructional Media.
Vocabulary Spelling City offers spelling practice activities that you can customize.
MasteryConnect provides a network for teachers to share and discover Common Core assessments.
ABCya.com is a provider of free educational games for K-5.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County offers graduate programs for teachers.
Boise State University offers a 100% online program in educational technology.
EdTechTeacher is organizing two iPad summits this school year.
Our World’s Story is your one-stop online social studies portal for all World, European and United States History courses.