The Week in Review – Where Did the Time Go?

Good morning from Maine where the air feels cool and crisp this morning. We had a couple of similar mornings earlier this week. And I spotted my first red leaves this week! School starts on Monday. Where did the time go?

I’m also asking myself, “where did the time go?” this weekend because my oldest daughter turns four on Sunday. It still feels like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital. Now she’s in pre-K and “rockin’ in her school shoes,” as Pete the Cat would say. While we can’t have a big party for her, we are going to have cake and ice cream and do a bunch of her favorite fun things. I hope that all of you have a fun weekend too.

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. How to Use Grid View in Google Meet – No Chrome Extensions Required!
2. How to Create Split Screen Videos in Flipgrid
3. Five Current Google Meet Features to Note
4. Five Tips for Live Online Instruction
5. How to Direct Students to Videos Based on Answer Choices in Google Forms
6. Five Zoom Features You Need to Know
7. Factitious 2020 – Can You Spot Fake News Stories?

Online Back to School PD Opportunities
Two weeks ago I hosted Get Organized With Google Classroom, Meet, and Calendar. You can access the recording an associated materials here. This week I hosted A Crash Course in Making & Teaching With Video. Next week I’ll be hosting a webinar on search strategies. Details for that webinar will appear on Monday on

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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 it includes my tip of the week and a summary of the week’s most popular posts from
  • My YouTube Channel – more than 28,000 people subscribe to my YouTube channel for my regular series of tutorial videos including more than 400 Google tools tutorials.  
  • Facebook – The Facebook page has more than 450,000 followers. 
  • Twitter – I’ve been Tweeting away for the last thirteen 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!