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Archive for the ‘Productivity’ Category

Together, they’re stronger: Feedly and Google Keep

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

I didn’t even know what I had. I knew I had a Feedly account and I knew I used Google Keep; add them together and the sum is greater than the parts. Feedly is a free, online tool used to aggregate your blog feeds. Google Keep is like an online bulletin board to which you can “stick” notes. If you use the Chrome browser, you can install a browser extension for Keep and when you see something on the Internet you want to save, just click the Keep extension. All videos were produced by Richard Byrne I’ve included three videos: 1) How to use Google Keep 2) How to use Feedly and 3) How to use the two tools together.

Here’s a short video on how to use Google Keep

Here’s a video about how to use Feedly

Here’s a video about how to use Feedly and Google Keep together

Sometimes, zero isn’t everything

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Did you attend MLA 2016 in Toronto? Did you hear Dr. Ben Goldacre give the McGovern Lecture?  One of the things he spoke about was representing statistics in charts and that pesky Y axis. The YouTube video below does not contradict Goldacre, but shows how sometimes zero can get in the way.

2 Ways to Shut Down the Urge to Multi-Task

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Yes, I am repeating myself (and I reserve the right to say it again). Multi-tasking really means that you are not giving your full attention to any one thing. Now it’s true that we can walk and talk at the same time (usually), but try reading an email and listening to a conversation at the same time. Speaking for myself, something will be missed.

Watch this very short video (you won’t even have time to multi-task) for 2 ideas on how to shut down the urge to multi-task.

Periodic Table of iPad Apps

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Here’s a fun graphic of iPad apps for teaching and learning. The apps are categorized in areas such as creativity, productivity, interactivity, and sharing and I’ve already found a few I’ve used and few more I want to try out. What looks interesting to you?

What We’re Reading

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Stack of magazines viewed from corner


Summer can  be a great time to catch up on reading. Here are a few things we’ve been reading that you might find interesting or useful too.

What did you read over the summer? Share with us on Facebook or Twitter your favorites!