The Week in Review – Gone Fishing!

A trout in the Androscoggin River.

Good morning from Maine where the air feels cool and crisp and the water is cooling too. The cooling water has the trout and landlocked salmon moving. You’ll find me on the river today. I hope that you have set aside some time for something fun and relaxing this weekend too. If part of your plan for the weekend includes getting caught up on some reading, take a look at this week’s list of the most popular posts of the week on Free Technology for Teachers.

Here are this week’s most popular posts:
1. Engage Students in History With Fake Facebook and Fake SMS
2. How to Use the Random Name Selection Tools on
3. Lesson Plans and a Road Map for Teaching Search Strategies
4. Join Me for An Afternoon of Free Webinars About Google Apps
5. Plickers 2.0 is Coming Soon!
6. 4 Ways to Transform Student Projects with ThingLink for Video
7. Paper Toys and Video Creation

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Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!