Animations, Screencasts, and Podcasts – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where I’m home for a while after nearly four weeks of speaking at conferences and consulting with schools. When I started my little tour there were leaves on all of the trees in my yard. This morning I woke up to discover that one of those trees is completely bare. In other words, autumn is in full swing here in Maine. This is my favorite time of year to be outside. As soon as my daughter wakes from her nap, we’re going to play outside. I hope that wherever you are this weekend that you get outside to play too.

These were the week’s most popular posts on
1. Using Brush Ninja and Screencastify to Make Science Presentations
2. Two Detailed Presentations About Copyright for Educators
3. How to Use Automatic Captioning in Google Slides
4. How to Create Personalized Certificates in Bulk Through Google Sheets
5. Eight Options for Creating Screencasts on Chromebooks
6. Google Classroom Now Has a Random Name Selector
7. Synth – Quickly Record Short, Interactive Podcasts

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Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!