The Week in Review – Time to Pick Up Sticks

Good afternoon from Maine where I’m spending some of the day cleaning up from last weekend’s snow and ice storm. We had a bunch of branches and one tree snap last weekend. All week long I’ve been picking up sticks and branches but with another storm in the forecast I’m clearing brush in earnest today. It’s not a fun task, but it has to be done. The upside is that it is good exercise. I hope that wherever you are this weekend, you’re doing some a little more fun that picking up sticks. 

One thing that I am looking forward to this weekend is watching Mr. D The Gym Teacher on Amazon Prime. It’s my new “binge” show. I got a chance to chat with the star of the show yesterday. If you missed that conversation, you can watch the video here

These were the most popular posts of the week:
1. How to Reduce Noise in Zoom Meetings
2. Twelve Free Apps for Math Instruction
3. How to Reduce Noise in Microsoft Teams Meetings
4. How to Share Books in Google Classroom and Google Sites
5. Write on PDFs in Google Classroom – Good Tool for Math
6. Five Key Features of Making Comics in Canva
7. How to Create Freehand Drawings in Google Slides

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Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!