Good morning from Maine where we’re recovering from the destruction of our tulip garden at the hooves and teeth of some whitetail deer. We’ll be spending part of the day working on the gardens including planting some marigolds and other plants that are reported to be deer repellents (we’ll see). 

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day so my daughters and I have a little time to put the finishing touches on a surprise for tomorrow morning. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, including my mom, who read my blog. I hope that you have a great weekend!

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. Quick and Easy Ways to Remove Image Backgrounds
2. New Google Docs Templates for Project Management
3. How Not to Cite an Image Source – Eight Years Later
4. Book Widgets Now Offers Digital Rubrics
5. Three Registration-free Drawing Tools for Students
6. Mentimeter – Share Slides and Poll Your Class on One Screen
7. The Most Popular Posts in April

Summer Workshops for Your School!
I’m going back on the road this summer to host professional development workshops in-person! If you’d like to have me come to your school, please get in touch with me soon.

Spring and Summer Webinars
I conduct professional development webinars throughout the year. I’ll host a free one-hour webinar for any school or group that purchases ten or more copies of 50 Tech Tuesday Tips.

Thanks to This Month’s Banner Advertisers!
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