Good evening from Maine where we had a cold and rainy late August day. It was a good day for making cookies (oatmeal chocolate chip) and watching Winnie the Pooh with my kids. After a long first week back at school, it was the kind of day that I needed.

I didn’t have students in my classroom this week. This week was all about getting my classroom organized for social distancing, re-imaging computers, and rebuilding the network for my classroom. And we had a few meetings too. As I Tweeted earlier this week, our staff meetings are happening outside and some folks are bringing camp chairs to them. If there’s an upside to our “new normal” it’s that we’re getting outside more often during the school day.

These were the most popular posts of the week:
1. Three Ways for Students to Join Google Classroom
2. Getting Started With Flipgrid – Teacher & Student Views
3. Tools for Displaying YouTube Videos Without Distractions
4. The Five Things I’ve Been Asked About the Most at the Start of the New School Year
5. ICYMI – Get Your Free Copy of the 2020-21 Practical Ed Tech Handbook
6. How to Use Remind to Send Messages to Multiple Classes at the Same Time
7. How to Use Nicknames in Google Meet – And Why You Should Try It

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Other Places to Follow My Work

Besides FreeTech4Teachers.com and the daily email digest, there are other ways to keep up with what I’m publishing. 

  • Practical Ed Tech Newsletter – This comes out once per week (Sunday night/ Monday morning) and it includes my tip of the week and a summary of the week’s most popular posts from FreeTech4Teachers.com.
  • My YouTube Channel – more than 28,000 people subscribe to my YouTube channel for my regular series of tutorial videos including more than 400 Google tools tutorials.  
  • Facebook – The FreeTech4Teachers.com Facebook page has more than 460,000 followers. 
  • Twitter – I’ve been Tweeting away for the last thirteen years at twitter.com/rmbyrne
  • Instagram – this is mostly pictures of my kids, my dogs, my bikes, my skis, and fly fishing.





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