The Week in Review – Social Studies, Search, and Computer Science

Good morning from Maine where summer is having one last hurrah! After temperatures in the 30’s (Fahrenheit) earlier this week it’s going to be sunny and 80 degrees today. I plan to get my kids outside to play and soak up the last rays of summer today. I hope that you also have time to get outside and play this weekend.

In the last episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast I shared the news that I have taken a job teaching computer science at a local high school. While I get my feet under me with the new courses the posting here will probably be a little slower than normal. But don’t worry, I’ll be back to full speed here before too long.

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. My Top Twelve Tools for Social Studies Teachers and Students
2. My Approach to Creating Search Practice Activities for Students
3. 5 Features of Google’s Advanced Search Menu
4. Another Approach to Creating Search Challenges for Students
5. Ten Free Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Flowcharts – Updated for 2019-20
6. Practical Ed Tech Podcast #8 Featuring Dr. Beth Holland
7. SnackVids – Automatic Creation of Searchable Video Transcripts

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Other Places to Follow My Work
Besides and the daily email digest, there are other ways to keep up with what I’m publishing. 
  • Practical Ed Tech Newsletter – This comes out once per week (Sunday night/ Monday morning) and includes my tip of the week and a summary of the week’s most popular posts from
  • My YouTube Channel – More than 15,000 are subscribed to my YouTube channel for my regular series of tutorial videos including more than 300 Google tools tutorials. 
  • Facebook – The Facebook page has nearly 450,000 followers. 
  • Twitter – I’ve been Tweeting away for the last twelve years at
  • Instagram – this is mostly pictures of my kids, my dogs, my bikes, my skis, and fly fishing. 

Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!