Good evening from Maine where the sun is setting on the month of May. I know that many of you are now on summer vacation. I hope you’re enjoying it! The rest of us have another few weeks to go. We’ll make it!

A big thank you to the 25 people completed one of my Practical Ed Tech courses in May. Your support helps me keep Free Technology for Teachers going. In a couple of weeks I’ll be announcing two new courses that you can complete this summer. Until then, these three courses are available right now. 

As I always do at the end of the month, I’ve made a list of the most popular posts of the month. Take a look and see if there’s something interesting that you missed in May. 

These were the most popular posts in May:

1. The Effects of Talking to Yourself

2. 71 Google Slides Tutorials for Teachers and Students

3. 57 Google Earth & Maps Tutorials for Teachers and Students

4. New Microsoft Word Features to Note

5. How to Use Google Takeout 2023

6. The Science of Gardening

7. 225 NASA Infographics

8. How to Create Your Own Online Board Game

9. Ten Ways to Use Adobe Express in School

10. A New Google Bard Feature

Self-paced Courses You Can Start Today

On Practical Ed Tech I have self-paced courses that you can start today and finish at your own pace. 
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Other Places to Follow Me:The Practical Ed Tech Newsletter comes out every Sunday evening/ Monday morning. It features my favorite tip of the week and the week’s most popular posts from Free Technology for Teachers.My YouTube channel has more than 46,000 subscribers watching my short tutorial videos on a wide array of educational technology tools. I’ve been Tweeting as @rmbyrne for fifteen years. I update my LinkedIn profile a time or two every week.The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page features new and old posts from this blog throughout the week. If you’re curious about my life outside of education, you can follow me on Strava.This post originally appeared on If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Featured image captured by Richard Byrne.