Good morning from rainy Maine. The rain doesn’t stop us from playing outside, but it’s not quite as fun as playing in the sun. I am hopeful that all of our April showers will soon be replaced by May flowers. Speaking of things happening in May, next month I’m kicking off my summer schedule of Practical Ed Tech professional development webinars. Join me for one or all five of my courses and you’ll be ready to start the next school year with lots of new ideas about using technology in your classroom. Of course, if you’re the type of person who prefers an in-person learning environment, the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps are for you.
Here are this week’s most popular posts:
1. A Tour of the New Google Earth – Google Earth in Your Browser
2. More Than 400 Science Animations
3. The PeriodicTable of Videos – An Update from the Archive
4. SeeSaw Now Directly Accepts Google Drive Files
5. WriteReader and Sesame Street Partner to Help Kids Create Multimedia Stories
6. Loopy Makes It Easy to Create Animated Simulations
7. 5 Good Ways for Students to Create Digital Showcases of Their Work
I am offering five different online courses over the next four months.
- Getting Going With G Suite is a five week course that offers a graduate credit option.
- Teaching History With Technology is a three week course for middle school and high school social studies teachers.
- Blogs & Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders is a three week course that walks you through how to create blogs and use social media to engage your community.
- Practical Ed Tech Jumpstart is the course for anyone who has looked at the educational technology landscape and wondered, “where do I start?”
- Finally, by request, I am offering from Blog to Job – A Teacherpreneur Jumpstart.
My Simpleshow provides a great way to create explanatory videos.