Thursday, December 28, 2017

My Top 20 EdTech Posts of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, this will mark the second anniversary for the Control Alt Achieve blog. I launched this site back in December of 2015 as a one-stop-shop to share all of my educational technology resources, activities, help guides, training videos, and more.

And it has been a great second year!

During 2017 I shared 86 posts (not counting this one) and the site received a little over 2.9 million visits (with a 2-year total of 4.2 million visits). As always though, the most important statistic was the number of people who contacted me via email or Twitter or in the comments to share their awesome ideas, or to let me know how they used one of my resources in their class, or to share pictures of their students engaged in an activity I had posted.

Your comments and feedback mean so much! Over the years I have transitioned from being a classroom teacher to a tech integrationist at a district level to a tech integrationist at a regional level. It is so great to see that even though I am no longer in the classroom myself, the resources I share can still impact real students, helping them create, collaborate, write, learn, and explore.

Below are the top 20 posts from this year, based on the number of page views each received. I would encourage you to look through the list to see if there are some you missed the first time around, and consider sharing these resources with other educators you know who would benefit from them.

Finally there is a very short optional, anonymous feedback form at the bottom. Please feel free to provide some feedback to help me make 2018 even better!

The 2017 Countdown

#20 - Black Out Poetry with Google Docs

#19 - 7 Super Screencasting Activities for School

#18 - Self-Editing Tools for Student Writing in Google Docs

#17 - Using Google AutoDraw for Sketchnotes, Infographics, Drawings, and More

#16 - Have Students Create Educational "Motivational Posters" with Google Drawings

#15 - Pixel Art Activities for any Subject with Google Sheets
(Bonus: See lots of creative Sheets uses in "Spreadsheet Activities for all Subjects")

#14 - Make Sequencing Questions with Google Forms

#13 - 5 Emoji Learning Activities with Google Docs

#12 - Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth
(Bonus: "Create your own Lit Trips (and more) for Google Earth" and "Google Tour Builder for any Subject")

#11 - Triple Differentiation in Google Classroom - Beginning, Middle, and End

#10 - Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides

#9 - 4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs

#8 - Equatio: Yes You Can Type Math and Science in Google Docs and Forms!

#7 - Turkey Templates for Thanksgiving Creativity and Writing

#6 - 6 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kids

#5 - 30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers

#4 - Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

#3 - Hipster Google - Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
(Bonus: Hipster Google: Library Edition)

#2 - Build a Jack-O-Lantern with Google Slides
(Bonus: My "Build a Snowman" template from the year before)

#1 - 6 End-Of-Year Google Classroom Clean-up Tips

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