Good morning from Paris Hill, Maine where the snow has stopped and the sun is shining. It’s a perfect day to go snowshoe festival. That’s exactly what one of my daughters and I are going to do as soon as I finish writing this post.

This week I had the pleasure of leading an all-day workshop for a fun group of teachers in Pekin, Illinois. The title of the workshop was using Technology to Engage All Learners. It was a condensed version of what we do at the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. Speaking of which, a couple more people took advantage of the February discount for the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp.

These were the week’s most popular posts:

1. Six Online Whiteboard Drawing Tools

2. ReadWorks Now Offers Illustrated eBooks

3. A Handful of Resources and Ideas for Valentine’s Day Lessons

4. New Features are Coming Soon to Your Gmail Inbox

5. 7 Tips for Moving from Decorating to Designing Classrooms

6. How to Use Keynote to Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories

7. How to Use Google Slides to Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories

Now Booking Summer Workshops!

Summer might feel a long way away right now, but I’m already booking my summer workshop calendar. If you’d like to have me come to your school this spring (I have two May openings) or summer, please take a look at my speaking page and fill out the short form at the bottom of it.



The Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp is happening on July 15th and 16th. I’ve secured a beautiful location for it that offers lots of activities for the whole family within walking distance. Register in February and you’ll save $70! Registration is now open here.

Please visit the official advertisers that help keep this blog going.

Practical Ed Tech is the brand through which I offer PD webinars.

TypingClub offers more than 600 typing lessons for kids.

Storyboard That is my go-to tool for creating storyboards.

University of Maryland Baltimore County offers a great program on instructional design.

Seterra offers a huge selection of geography games for students. 



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Whiteboards, Valentines, and Adventure – The Week in Review