Good evening from the Philadelphia airport where I am waiting for a flight home. Earlier today we had the funeral for my grandfather, Richard C. Byrne, Sr. He was a middle school math teacher and administrator for more than 40 years. My grandmother (who passed away in 2001) was an English teacher for nearly as long. It has been remarkable to see many of their former students sharing memories on Facebook and in person. It has reminded me that students remember the people who taught them long after they have forgotten the math lessons.
As I do every weekend, I have put together a list of the most popular posts of the week.
Here are this week’s most popular posts:
1. How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets
2. Nine Popular Student Response Tools Compared In One Chart
3. How to Use Padlet to Manage Tasks
4. How to Monitor the Devices Accessing Your Google Account
5. Video – How to Use Vocaroo and Remind to Distribute Instructions
6. Good Ideas for Using Augmented Reality in Elementary School Math and Reading
7. Seven Good Teaching Resources from the Library of Congress and the National Archives
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