Good morning from Maine where summer weather arrived exactly on the summer solstice this year. After one of the rainiest Junes on record, it was nice to finally see the sun for a whole day! We’re hoping the nice weather continues for one more day as we’re holding a yard sale and lemonade stand today. It’s not the most exciting way to spend a Saturday so tomorrow we’ll make up for it with a fun family hike. 

Last Saturday I announced a new Practical Ed Tech course that is starting on July 1st. If you’d like to join me for 25 Search Strategies You Need to Know, sign-up by tomorrow evening to get discounted registration. 

Next week I’ll be at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia. You’ll be able to find me at the Canva booth on Tuesday morning. I’ll also be wandering about on Monday and Wednesday. Please say hello if you see me there. 

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. How to Use AI to Create Formative Assessments

2. 1,001 American Novels Mapped

3. Fahrenheit vs. Celsius – Another Lesson Inspired by My Daughters

4. Gary Stager’s Logo Resources on The Daily Papert

5. Skim vs. Whole Milk – Another Lesson Prompted by My Daughters

6. 25 Search Strategies You Need to Know – A New Course Starting July 1st

7. How to Share Google Street View Imagery Including Building Interiors

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. 
Workshops and Keynotes
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