Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Take Time to Play

This week is typically a time when most teachers are on vacation. It’s a good time to relax, spend time with family, and do all of the things that you haven’t had time to do since the 2016-17 school year started. That’s why this week’s tip of the week is to take time to play. That could be play with your kids, play with the gifts you received at Christmas or Hanukkah, or to play with new ideas that you’ve recently learned. As my uncle Chris often says, play provides a great way to learn.

Here are this week’s most popular posts from
1. 8 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks
2. My Go-to Google Tools for Social Studies Classrooms
3. Chronas – Interactive Historical Map and Data Sets
4. Three Ways to Create Image-based Formative Assessments
5. Five Strategies to Help Students Conduct Better Informational Searches
6. Math Vocabulary Cards in English and Spanish
7. Online Activities for Teaching With Primary Sources

I’ll be offering more professional development webinars in January including one designed for Google Forms and Sheets beginners. And if you’re looking for in-person professional development, please get in touch with me at richardbyrne (at)

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