Good morning from Maine. By the time most of you read this I will be fly fishing on my favorite lake in the state. Wherever you are this weekend, I hope that you have fun things planned too. If part of your weekend includes getting caught up on ed tech news, take a look at this week’s most popular posts on Free Technology for Teachers. On a related note, my Practical Ed Tech tip of the week email contains this list and is sent on Sunday evenings only. You can join that email list here.
The most popular posts of the week:
1. Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies
2. How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events
3. How to Share Materials By Using Files and Folders on Google Sites
4. Comics in the Classroom – Webinar Recording
5. CK-12 Introduces Dozens of Interactive Physics Simulations
6. Resources for Teaching About the Sights and Sounds of Autumn
7. ContextU – A Good Digital Textbook on the American Revolution
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