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The start of a new school year is an exciting time. It provides a chance to start fresh, whether you are a teacher, a student, or a parent. It provides the opportunity to correct those things which did not go...
College football kicks into high gear this weekend, we all want to know how our favorite team is doing, even when we can’t watch it on TV. A portable radio has always been a reliable source of updates. In recent...
This coming Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Excerpts from this speech have been quoted countless times. The reiteration of phrases beginning “Let freedom ring,” the reiteration of the phrase “I have...
In the last post, we talked about carving out chunks of time, allowing us to focus on something of worth. Drucker talked about being able to accomplish little with “dribs and drabs” of time. Life happens, however, and often leaves...
I have been using SwiftKey3 as my Android keyboard of choice for over a year. While I find typing with two thumbs on a piece of glass to be less accurate than the physical keyboard on my BlackBerry of days...
This is a great Slideshare for anyone who gives presentations. The creator is Eric Feng. His suggestions centers around eight key elements.  ...
I have been a proponent digital calendars since I made my own transition from paper to digital in 2001. I currently use Google Calendar. Actually, there are three calendars: mine, my wife’s, and an “FYI” calendar. Having all three, or...
The first day of school is just around the corner for most of us. Are you ready? If the lists are hung by the door with care, desks neatly arranged, and hallways shining, those are at least good signs that...
I am always in favor of automating mindless tasks. Today’s post looks at one such tool, one which will be perfect for teachers from pre-kindergarten through around second grade. If you are a teacher, think about how many times you...
      HootSuite is the tool I have used to organize my social media life for a couple of years. The site allows me to view my Twitter feed in organized columns (called “streams”). Reading content from everyone I...