Gmail, Screencasts, and Summer Plans – The Month in Review

The first month of 2020 is at its end. I hope the first month of the year has gone well for you. Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? How’s going? Mine was to cut-out junk food and except for three slip-ups I’ve kept to it.

This month I had the honor of speaking at Amarillo College and I hosted a couple of online courses through Practical Ed Tech. Speaking of Practical Ed Tech, the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp is going to happen again this year. Super early, super discounted registration is on sale now.

As I’ve done at the end of every month for the last ten years, I’ve put together a list of the most popular posts of the month. I don’t see any reason to stop that pattern now.

These were the month’s most popular posts:
1. Learn How to Use These 5 Time-saving Gmail Features in 2020
2. A Mostly Complete Guide to Classroom Blogging
3. Three Neat Things You Can Do With Google Sheets
4. A Tip for Your Colleagues Who Unnecessarily Use “Reply All”
5. Signing Into Chrome vs. Signing Into Your Google Account
6. How to Use the New Creative Commons Chrome Extension
7. A Great Update to Screencastify
8. How to Create an Online Sorting Activity Using Google Sheets
9. A Comparison of Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools – Updated
10. Three Interesting Ways to Use Google Slides Besides Making Presentations

I’ll come to your school in 2020! 
Send me an email at richardbyrne (at) to learn more about how we can work together. This year I’m offering an opportunity to bring me to your school for free! Ask me for details.

Thank You for Your Support!

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 16,000 are subscribed to my YouTube channel for my regular
    series of tutorial videos including more than 300 Google tools
  • The Practical Ed Tech Podcast is where I answer questions from readers, share news and notes, and occasionally talk to interesting people in education. 
  • 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!