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.
Benjamin Mays, former President of Morehouse
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…
- 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!
- Evernote – With Evernote, all of your notes become instantly searchable – even photos, handwritten paper documents, and things you draw on Skitch.
- 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.
- Boomerang – Send and receive emails on your schedule. Read my earlier post on it.
- Wunderlist – Create “To Do” lists that are organized around your priorities. The lists are accessible online & on all your devices!
- 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.
- HootSuite – Keep track of all the chats, hashtags, keywords, and groups you follow on Twitter in one easy place.
- Pixabay & OfficalPSDs – These are the best places to find high quality and free-to-use graphics for your presentations.
- Feedly – All the web content you want to read in one place!
- 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.