Backchannels, Sounds, and Thanksgiving – The Week in Review

Good morning from snowy Maine. I hope that all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving this week had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Based on the number of “out of office” emails I received this week, a fair number of you were off all week.

Earlier this week I hosted the first night of the winter session of Teaching History With Technology. If you’re looking for other professional development opportunities I’m holding a Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sale on my six most popular webinars of 2018.

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. Change Coming to Your Google Account’s Sign-in Screen
2. Fiction vs. Non-fiction – A Canva Infographic
3. An Interactive Timeline of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
4. 5 Free Thanksgiving Lesson Plans You Can Use This Week
5. How to Create a Backchannel on Padlet
6. Bensound – Free Music for Video Projects
7. How to Make a QR Code for Just About Anything

I’ll Come to Your School in 2019!

My 2019 schedule is quickly filling up. If you’re interested in having me lead a professional development day at your school, please send me a note at richardbyrne (at) or click here to learn more about my PD services.

Book Me for Your Conference

I’ve given keynotes at conferences from Australia to Alaska for groups of all sizes from 50 to 2,000+. My keynotes focus on providing teachers and school administrators with practical ways to use technology to create better learning experiences for all students. Click here to learn more or send an email to richardbyrne (at) book me today.

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Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!