The Ten Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers – In August

At the end of every month I like to take a look back at the most popular posts of the previous thirty days. I’m a couple of days late this time.

I make these lists to get some insights into what readers want to see more or less of. I also do this as a way to provide you with a quick way to catch up on some highlights of the last month in the field of educational technology.

These were the most popular posts in August:
1. Google is Adding an Originality Checker to Google Classroom
2. How to Use Flipgrid to Create Whiteboard Videos
3. Ten Google Product Updates for Teachers to Note
4. 5 Google Drive Tips You Might Have Overlooked or Forgotten
5. A Couple of Good Places to Find Icebreaker Activities
6. Bad News – Interactive Simulation Shows Students How Misinformation is Spread
7. How to Add New Fonts to Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets
8. Ten Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures – Updated for 2019-20
9. Ed Tech Fitness Challenges for Back-to-School Season
10. How to Embed Google Docs Into Your Blog Posts

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