Airplanes, Lesson Plans, and Coding – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where we’re hoping the heat and humidity will break today. I write that sentence knowing full well that in a month I’ll probably be back to wearing flannel shirts and sweaters. Until then we’re going to try to enjoy the last few weeks of summer before school starts. 

This week I held the sixth webinar in my summer webinar series. A big thank you to everyone who has registered for one or all of them. Your support helps me keep the lights on. There is one more webinar in the series. It’s Get Organized With Google Classroom, Calendar, and Keep

These were the week’s most popular posts:

1.Five Good Resources for Learning About Airplanes and Airlines
2. A Great Place to Find Lesson Plan Ideas
3. Google Classroom Now Has Add-ons – For Some Schools
4. Blackbird Provides an Innovative Way for Anyone to Teach Coding
5. Significant Changes to Screencastify’s Free Plan
6. How to Make Whiteboard Videos in Microsoft Flip
7. Elinor’s Nature Adventure and Hands-on Learning Activities

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