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Math, Science, and QR Codes – The Week in Review

Good morning from frozen Maine. It’s -5F as I write this. The snow in my yard is so frozen that my dogs and my kids don’t break through the when walking on it. It should warm up a bit today and we’ll go outside to play for...

Easy Ways to Create Voice Recordings – No Account Required

The post that published on Wednesday about adding bird sounds to Google Slides prompted a couple of people to ask me about other tools for quickly recording audio files. There are three tools that I typically recommend to those who are look...

Roles in Group Video Projects

This is an excerpt from the most recent issue of my weekly Practical Ed Tech Newsletter.  Video projects provide a great opportunity for students to work together to create something all team members can be proud of. But for any good p...

Artifacts of U.S. History for Teaching and Learning

Earlier this week I was catching up on some RSS feeds in Feedly when I came across this drawing from the patent application for the board game that became Monopoly. That drawing was the featured artifact of the day on the Today’s Docu...

Member Monday: Enrique, by George Parker

By George T. Parker Today I am sharing a poem I recently wrote. I wrote it in response to a prompt from In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop, by Steve Kowit. You can listen to me read the poem at our new Writers Foru...

Writers Forum Podcast

Today we launched a new tool for Writers Forum: Writers Forum Podcast. Our web-hosting site, WordPress, recently formed a partnership with the free podcast-hosting website, Anchor. This is going to make it easy to add a dimension to our on-...

My Big List of Tools for a Variety of Classroom Video Projects

Other than questions about Google Workspace tools, I get asked more questions about making videos than any other three topics combined. Over the years I’ve used dozens and dozens of video creation tools. This is my current list of rec...

Just a half a mile from the railroad track…

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. I usually celebrate the day with my family in Connecticut watching the road race in my hometown. Unfortunately, that tradition is on hiatus again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some o...

A Tip for Finding and Reading Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is eating the leftovers the next day. I enjoy a good turkey sandwich almost as much as Ross, but I do like to mix it up a bit and try other ways to use leftovers. In fact, I was doing that earlie...

Display a Timer With a Google Document

Earlier this week a reader of my weekly newsletter emailed me to ask for advice on how to display a document and countdown timer on the same screen. The idea being that the document is displayed on a large screen via an LCD projector or Chr...

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