Good morning from Maine where I’m up early (I’m always up early) and getting ready for my neighborhood’s annual Founders Day events to support our little library. I’ll be helping with the car show. One of my favorite cars that will be on display is the 1934 Packard seen in my photograph above. If you want a fun research challenge, find the name of the movie star who owned the car. Email me if you think you found the answer or if you just want me to tell you the answer.

I hope that you have a great weekend! If you part of your weekend includes catching up on some edtech news and tips, take a look this week’s most popular posts as listed below. 

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. The Coolest Canva Use I’ve Seen

2. A Good Tool for Mapping Census Data
3. An eBook for History Teachers and Their Students

4. Engageable Helps You Learn to Recharge and Focus

5. The Economics of Lemonade Stands

6. Need LEGO Ideas? Take a Look at This!

7. Math, Science, History, and Search Lessons Based on Baseball

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