Browsing Posts tagged productivity

Grading can be the bane of any teacher’s existence, especially when it’s not just a matter of comparing a bubble sheet to an answer key. A teacher can spend more mental energy grading a paper or a proof or a problem or a project than the student spent doing it. David Allen’s popular productivity system […]

List of Educational Web 2.0 Apps to Jumpstart Your Productivity – From DiplomaGuide.com comes this list of 25 Web 2.0 tools you can use to get more productive. The 25 items are divided into categories including Note Taking, Organization and Homework, so these apps all have students in mind. You’ll find some familiars here, like […]

100+ More Ways to Organize your Life – 2009 is going to be the year I get totally organized. I think I got a good start in ’08, but new years allow for new beginnings. So for me, you or anyone else who is interested in sorting out his/her life, Mashable has a great article […]

2009 is nearly upon us. Y2K… err, IX. The New Year holiday is always a moment to reflect. Whether you’ll be pensively staring out the window from a comfortable easy chair or passionately throwing a whiskey bottle at your reflection in the mirror, the question remains the same: “What am I doing with my life?” […]

Good evening. Right now, I’m writing to you from my apartment at an undisclosed location in Carrboro, North Carolina. I won’t tell you where I am exactly, but how would you imagine the place? Do you picture half-empties strewn about, a Scarface poster, Twizzlers, a bowl of cereal left in the bathtub, an untouched copy […]

Your daily commute isn’t just a time to swear at motorists practice defensive driving. It’s several minutes every day that you can use to knock out tasks, communicate, or devote to personal improvement. In that spirit, studenthacks.org presents seven tips on How to Make Your Commute More Productive. Your drive to and from work is […]

Google, the internet behemoth that just keeps creating more indispensable applications you can’t say “no” to, has done it again! Google Forms is the latest addition to their Docs suite of online productivity programs. You can create fill-in forms, polls, etc. AND embed (or put) them on a wiki, blog, or email. Here’s an example […]

What’s your classroom layout? Do you have the desks in classic row setup? U-shaped? Circle? Whichever setup you’re currently rocking, maybe you should think of switching things up a little. A change of scenery is a great way to recharge your brain and your students’ brains. Maybe even add some plants for atmosphere. What you […]

“Is there any e-mail in your inbox right now that you’ve read but you haven’t done anything about?” When writer and speaker Merlin Mann asks this question of a packed-to-overflowing audience of Google employees, the world’s most prestigious knowledge workers laugh, ashamed (but relieved) that their dark secret has been brought into the light. You […]

Even if you love what you do, work can be a serious drag. Every once in a while, everyone finds themselves in a place where work feels too much like… well, work. Especially when it comes to teaching, it can be all-too-easy to over-think, get distracted or get bogged down with things that don’t actually […]