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These are a few blogs that I follow. I have found them to be
informative, relevant, and invaluable in helping me to decipher the vast amount of information out on the web.

So grab a cup of coffee and have a read!





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    • 7 TED-Ed Food Science Lessons Yesterday
      Like many people, I probably drink more coffee and eat a few more carbs than I should. That combination can lead to some serious swings in my energy levels during the day. Caffeine and carbohydrates are just a couple of the topics covered in TED-E...
    • Ten Common Challenges in 2018 Yesterday
      This morning I had the privilege to give the opening keynote at the TechSplash conference in Abingdon, Virginia. When I was invited to the conference the organizers expressed interest in one of my older keynote topics so I updated it for 2018. The...
    • These Chrome Extensions Can Help You Stay On Task Yesterday
      In my previous post I shared a few tools that can help you save time on routine tasks. A related challenge is managing your time to be more productive. Both students and adults can struggle with resisting the urge to do things like checking Facebo...
    • Three Tools That Can Help You Save Time on Routine Tasks Yesterday
      Time is the one thing that we want more of. We can't create more time for ourselves but we can be more efficient on some routine tasks so that we have more time for the fun things we want to do. Here are three tools that you might want to try to u...
    • An Easy Way to Create a GIF from Google Slides Saturday
      A simple animated GIF can be useful for things like showing how a simple system works, illustrating the steps to solving a math problem, or showing a sequence of before and after pictures. A few months ago I shared three easy ways to create animat...
    • Forms, Games, and Timers - The Week in Review Saturday
      Good morning from Maine where we have a busy Saturday ahead of us. Our little Tinkergarten class starts up again this morning. It's a fun time of exploring and learning with friends in an outdoor setting. If you have kids between ages 18 months an...
    • Making Your Teaching Something Special - An Online Book Club With Rushton Hurley Jul 13, 2018
      Rushton Hurley, founder of Next Vista for Learning, published Making Your Teaching Something Special. If you picked up the book to read this summer or you've already read it, consider joining the online book club that Participate and ICE are hosti...
    • 13 Great Drawing Lessons for Students Jul 13, 2018
      ShowMe is a popular app for creating whiteboard style instructional videos on iPads, Android tablets, and Chromebooks. ShowMe users have the option to publish their videos for inclusion in a public gallery of instructional videos. It was in that g...
    • How to Add a Timer to PowerPoint Slides Jul 13, 2018
      I recently received this email from a reader who was looking for help adding a timer to her PowerPoint slides, "I need your help adding a timer to already made quizzes in PowerPoint. I need a timer that shows 30 minutes. I would like the timer to...
    • Flippity Fun With Words Jul 13, 2018
      In my excitement about Flippity's Google Sheets Add-on working again I forgot to mention that they have new template available for all Google Sheets users. The latest template in Flippity's gallery of Google Sheets templates is called Fun With Wor...