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I made a video about how I use Drafts and Shortcuts to get my tasks into OmniFocus. I was inspired to make this video after writing yesterday’s post about how I have been using the Drafts Inbox recently.

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I have a longer featured post about how I have students go through a reflection process for the presentations they give in my classes.

As part of my process for developing their presentation skills we watch this video a few times and talk about all of the phenomenal displays of oration that Guy Pierce demonstrates in this video.

While I am not a big fan of the Office 365 suite of apps, this video definitely made me reconsider just how deep the feature set is in Microsoft’s apps.

I certainly won’t be moving from GSuite for features like these, but this video is a helpful reminder that you should keep an eye on tools you have walked away from.

If you, like me, have an HBO subscription only while GoT is on, you might have missed Silicon Valley.

Get your money’s worth out of your HBO subscription and fill the void between Sundays by checking out this very funny and tech nerdy show.

Years ago I found the Wisita Learning Library and my video production knowledge and skills increase many times over. If you need to make a video for anything, and you want it to be good, look around at the resources available from Wisita. Particuarlly The Beginner’s Guide to Video Production.

Video calling is becoming more and more common in both personal and professional communication. Here is how I prepare for a video call.

“Memorization” is not a dirty word in education. However, it should be technology (not teachers) helping students memorize facts. Honestly, Quizlet is probably better at it anyway. Read this post to find out why you should be using Quizlet in your classes and how I have implemented Quizlet in mine over the past 3 years.

Teachers in my building wanted an easy, high-impact way to send positive notes home to parents. I designed and sourced a custom postcard to add this tool to teachers toolbelts. I also saved my school a considerable amount of money over buying this product off the shelf.

In 2016, I went with two of my co-workers to the PLTW Summit in Indianapolis. We presented 4 sessions and had a great time. This year I am attending/presenting solo and working on my networking skills. This post is a documentation of my experience at the 2017 PLTW Summit.

A few years ago I lost the high-quality versions of photos of my son. My Aperture Vault got messed up somehow and I had no way to get those photos back. That started my quest to never lose a file again, that quest ended when I found Backblaze.

Dropbox is now the very first app I install on a new device, I rely on Dropbox to save all of the photos and videos that my family creates, and most of the apps I rely on every day use Dropbox to function.

Kurzgesagt is a new discovery for me, but at the same time is feels familiar because The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of my favorite sci-fi comedies of all time. The first thing I thought of when I saw a Kurzgesagt video was the eponymous Hitchhiker’s Guide