Good evening from Maine where a line of strong thunderstorms is a signal of hope that our heatwave is about to break. June has been the busiest month I have had in over a year. Between end of school activities, webinar hosting, training for bike races and trying to be the best dad I could be, I felt like I never relaxed. This week I’m doing that. I hope you also enjoy some rest after a long school year.

In July, I host the next section of the Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp. There is still time to sign up to join me for ten hours of live webinars with me during the week of July 12th. register here.

Here are the most popular articles of the month:

1. Three good options for annotating PDFs

2. 15 upcoming updates to Google Workspace for Education

3. How to make your own online board game

4. Scientific research papers annotated with educational resources

5. Four important Padlet updates to note

6. Five sources of summer math activities for elementary school students

7. Pro Expeditions – A Replacement for Google VR Tour Creator

8. Icons8 – Easily add icons to Google Docs, Slides and Sheets

9. Wick Editor – A nice tool for creating animations

ten. How to Create Interactive Checklists in Google Docs

Professional development on demand

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