Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them


I have a few apps and resources that I use on a daily basis. I thought this might be a nice way to end the year.

Here they are and how I use them:

Email - I use Google's Inbox for most email, and Outlook at work. In Outlook, the Evernote Clipper is my main tool to get things out of Outlook and into Evernote where I can use it. I love Inbox for email as I can create reminders, add reminders to emails, more easily categorize and organize them.

Evernote - I use this for everything. Here are some examples:

Google Apps, especially Drive, Classroom, Chrome browser, Calendar, Blogger, and Sites - use Drive for all of my files that I use with classes and all of my legacy files (most new things are in Evernote). Classroom for assignments and communicating with students, Calendar for organizing, Blogger for this blog, Sites for technology resource sites and classroom sites.

Social Media - Google+, Twitter, and Facebook - Google+ is my go to for education and technology resources, connections and sharing. I love that you can have longer posts and discussions than on Twitter. I also use Twitter for education and technology resource finding. Facebook is just for personal connections.
Google+ is a thriving community and I find some great discussions and resources on it.

Feedly - I subscribe to a lot of sites and blogs and use Feedly to organize and read them, as well as easily share them to Google+, Twitter and even Evernote. This is where I find a lot of resources for use in my job, life and for this blog.

Pocket - I use this to save articles and blog posts for later reading/action, including reading them offline later.

Tech & Learning - great resource for educators and administrators on educational technology. I go subscribe to the site and blogs and magazine.

Hardware- HTC One Android Smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet, Chromebook
-- access every app and piece of data on any of my devices, anywhere.
My smartphone comes with me everywhere. I use my tablet for browsing social media and watching Netflix and my Chromebook is my main work horse.


My Favorite Resources for Teachers and Students

Technology I'm using daily as a School District CIO

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - updated for 2011



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