Music, Forms, and Elements – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where the sun is rising on what is going to a great day for outdoor play. We’ll be riding bikes, going on a little hike, and playing in the water today. I hope that you also have some fun things planned for your weekend. 

This week I did a lot of writing about search tools and strategies. Part of that work was a result of preparation for a couple of upcoming webinars including one during next week’s Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp. I hope you’ll join me!

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. Free Music for Classroom Projects
2. How Excluding Words Helps Narrow the Scope of a Search
3. What Car Did Harry Lyon Drive? – The Answer to Tuesday’s Search Challenge
4. Five Google Scholar Features Students Should Know How to Use
5. How to Give Partial Credit in Google Forms
6. See the Elements Present in Common Products – The Periodic Table in Pictures and Words
7. An Itchy Science Lesson

On-demand Professional Development

On the Road Again!
  • I’m accepting a limited number of invitations to speak at events during the 2021-2022 school year. If you’re interested, please send me an email at richard (at) for more information. 
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  • The Practical Ed Tech Newsletter comes out every Sunday evening/ Monday morning. It features my favorite tip of the week and the week’s most popular posts from Free Technology for Teachers.
  • My YouTube channel has more than 37,000 subscribers watching my short tutorial videos on a wide array of educational technology tools. 
  • I’ve been Tweeting as @rmbyrne for fourteen years. 
  • The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page features new and old posts from this blog throughout the week. 
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Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!