One nice discovery from my cell phone free agency process was to find out that teachers get monthly discounts on their cell phone plans. I cannot believe that I have taught for 11 years (5 private, 6 public) and have been paying full price for all of them! Perhaps, I am the last one to find out, but if not, here's the deal:
This one's been eagerly anticipated. It's nowhere near perfect, but it's definitely a step in the right direction and takes far fewer steps than recording a Google Hangout just to capture a simple screencast. Below is an embedded video made using the free Google Extension "Screencastify".
Long time, no blog. Yep, now that that's out of the way, let's dig into why I chose to write after a nearly two year hiatus.
I pride myself on being responsive via email. My colleagues probably get sick of me talking about Inbox Zero, and my family probably despise me for keeping a mobile device nearby too often, but it's how I work. Until recently, my workflow has pretty much involved GMail, GCal, GTasks, and GDrive. I have given workshops and presentations on "Striving Towards Inbox Zero", and I haven't had much reason to change. However, Google's increasing attention to Reminders and their lack of love for GTasks have gotten me thinking about alternatives and not holding my breath that they will magically merge the two applications. Add to that the resurrecting buzz that Google Keep is generating in the edtech circles, and you've got a perfect time and opportunity for a change. That and it's spring break, which also explains my back to bloggi…