While on a walk today, I realized that I could create a Hazel rule to prevent one of my backup drives from filling up unnecessarily.
When I got home, I decided to make a screencast of me creating this rule. Here it is!Read more
I am reading Chris Bailey’s The Productivity Project and enjoying it very much. Recently, he wrote an excellent list post on his blog about 30 lessons he has learned in his 30 years.
It is undoubtedly worth a read, check it out here.
A few years ago, I agreed with what some streaming doomsayers were predicting, the end of the Golden Age of streaming. There was too much opportunity and not enough competition for the old media titans not to try their hand at streaming. They would come in and recreate cable tv.Read more
As a teacher of advanced high school students, I have such a different job than many of my peers in my building; but when I walk into my son’s elementary school, I can not get over how different his teacher’s day is from mine. I could never handle their job, and I would never want to try.
However, secretly, I have always been a little bit curious/envious of the behavior management/parent communication apps that are available for elementary school teachers. ClassDojo looks like such a cool tool that I have my fingers crossed that one of my son’s teachers will use it so I can see what it is like.Read more
There are many posts on this site about how I plan and organize tasks. This post is about how I check one of those things off the list.Read more
I have been aware of the concept of “Clear to Neutral” for quite a while. I think I first heard about it 5+ years ago on a College Info Geek video. Over time I have heard either the same term or the same concept described by many people in the productivity space, but I have never been able to keep it up as a habit.Read more
I am a huge fan of Nancy Duarte’s presentation philosophy, I own three of her books, and I build my presentation rubrics in my class around her guidance. Here are two quick videos to serve as a starting point to make better presentations.Read more
A few years ago, I made a video to show my students how to be more productive by using the Pomodoro Technique.Read more
I love Drafts for iOS and macOS, but I have always longed for the “actions” funcationality to come to the Mac version. Today is the day!Read more
If we insist on lectures being the way they’ve always been, which is a one-way recitation, then let’s simply have students watch best-in-class recordings instead of the wasteful act of recreating them live, every time. But if we’re going to do it live, then let’s actually do it live.Seth Godin, Break the lecture
Elf is one of the first Christmas movies to make its way onto my TV every December. It’s one of my favorites, and it is on while we put up the tree every year.
This trailer made me get creeped out by Buddy the Elf, and I might never look at him the same way again.Read more