The Week in Review – The One Where I Get My Truck Stuck

Stuck in my own driveway

Good morning from the Free Technology for Teachers world headquarters in icy and snowy Woodstock, Maine. How icy is it? On Thursday I got my truck stuck in my own driveway while going out to get sand and salt. That incident put a damper on my plan to meet friends for skiing.

I hope that everyone is enjoying a little holiday vacation time. Judging by the record numbers of “likes” on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page, many of you are using some vacation time to explore resources to use in your classroom in 2014. And if you’ve ignored school-related things during vacation week, that’s great too. We all need some downtime.

Here are this week’s most popular posts:
1. Some Handy Gmail Options You Might Be Missing
2. 11 Free Online Typing Practice Activities for Students
3. 5 Free Tools for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online
4. 5 Ways for Students to Create Audio Slideshows
5. Interactive History Animation – Daily Life in the Iron Age
6. Turn-O-Phrase Helps Students Learn About Colloquial Phrases
7. MindMup – Create Mind Maps and Save Them In Google Drive

In January I am again offering my series How To Use Google Drive In SchoolClick here for registration details and a discount code. 

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