Hiatus

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I just began a doctoral program and will need to take a break from posting.  I earned my master’s degree ten years ago, so I will need to put a lot of energy into redeveloping my research, reading, and scholarly writing skills. I hope to start my blog back up again in the spring.

Do not be afraid to fail. Be afraid to succeed in things that do not matter.

Benjamin Mays, former President of Morehouse

Top 10 Tech Tools for Administrators

Here’s a list of the apps and web tools I use most.  They’re free and have really changed the way I communicate, collaborate, and stay organized.  In no particular order…

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  1. DropBox – This is the best cloud storage system ever. Access & edit all of your files from any device, anywhere, and never worry about losing thumb drives again! Couple it with Dropittome and even non-DropBox users can share files with you easily!
  2. Evernote – With Evernote, all of your notes become instantly searchable – even photos, handwritten paper documents, and things you draw on Skitch.  
  3. Google Drive/Docs – Collaborate with your faculty online. I use shared documents for grade level meetings, vertical (cross-grade) information sharing, faculty surveys, collecting interview feedback, and so much more.
  4. Boomerang – Send and receive emails on your schedule.  Read my earlier post on it.
  5. Wunderlist – Create “To Do” lists that are organized around your priorities.  The lists are accessible online & on all your devices!
  6. Send to Kindle App (& Chrome extension) – Dislike reading personal documents on your computer screen? Or that long web article? Send it straight to your kindle and read it wherever.
  7. HootSuite – Keep track of all the chats, hashtags, keywords, and groups you follow on Twitter in one easy place.
  8. Pixabay & OfficalPSDs – These are the best places to find high quality and free-to-use graphics for your presentations.
  9. Feedly – All the web content you want to read in one place!
  10. Haiku – Great LMS to create an interactive and informative website for your faculty.  Click here to see how I’ve used it in the past.