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Check Out My Redesigned G Suite for Teachers Course

Back in January I released my popular Getting Going With G Suite course in an on-demand version that I called G Suite for Teachers. Dozens of people have taken the course in the last two months. Based on the feedback that I have received, I...

The Metamorphosis of Butterflies

My oldest daughter’s favorite book right now is The Very Hungry Caterpillar (she’s a toddler so this is subject to change in three minutes). That’s why I was recently drawn to a TED-Ed lesson titled The Weird and Wonderful...

The Microphones I Use for Video and Audio Recordings

After my recent posts about creating classroom podcasts I’ve answer a bunch of emails and Tweets from readers who were looking for suggestions on microphones to use. There are two microphones that I have used for years and continue to...

Simile But Different

This week, I’m relinquishing my all-powerful dominion over writing prompt creation because I recently acquired the revised and expanded edition of The Write-Brain Workbook, thanks to my former colleague Cris Freese, who told me the book ...

The 10 Real Secrets of Nonfiction Publicity

by Richard Campbell You’ve written a nonfiction book. It’s up for sale on Amazon and hopefully in bookstores everywhere. Now you wonder what to do with it. Maybe it will sell millions of copies on its own merit. Or thousands. Not likely...

Ever Wanted to Own a Bookshop? Here’s Your Chance to Win One, With 6 Months of Free Rent

It’s a book lover’s dream. You—yes, you—could own a bookshop, and it comes totally rent-free for the first 6 months. All you have to do is explain, in 250 words or fewer, why bookstores are important to the community.If your essay i...

2018 April PAD Challenge: Guidelines

Let’s break some lines together for the 2018 April PAD Challenge. This will be the 11th annual April poem-a-day challenge! In a little less than a month, we’ll start meeting here every day to poem like it’s (Inter)National Poetry Mont...

How to Include Podcast Episodes In Your Blog Posts

The folks at Edublogs were kind enough to share my list of ten classroom podcast ideas with participants in their Better Blogging With Students course as well as with all of their Twitter followers. This morning I asked the Edublogs folks i...

How to Add Voice Comments to PDFs and Word Documents

People who subscribe to the weekly Practical Ed Tech newsletter got this tip yesterday. But this is too good not to share with everyone. Kaizena, originally just a tool for voice commenting on Google Docs, can also be used to add voice comm...

Do You Really Need Life Rights?

Doug Richardson, writer of Die Hard 2, Bad Boys and Hostage, shares advice on whether you need to get the life rights before you start that screenplay. As advice goes, mine is pretty much like most everybody else who’s had a lucrative car...

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