Working at home changes us. It has undoubtedly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less – I'm working much more. So, my method of working has had to change, as well. Here are the 8 Productivity Tools and Tips I've started using while working from home.
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Apps and Tools Mentioned in the Show
- Apple Pencil – I purchased the Apple Pencil 1 (get the right one for your iPad)
- Nebo App
- Do What Matters Book
- Etsy Digital Planners for Goodnotes
- Kanban Method of planning [blog post]
- Post-it Note App
- Frixion Pens
- Link Alexa to Outlook
- See Alexa Blueprints
- Notion — it is free for students and for personal use.
- Full Focus Journal
Tweet me the tools and tips you're using! @coolcatteacher
Vicki Davis – Bio
Vicki Davis is a classroom teacher and an Instructional Technology Director. She blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher Blog and hosts this podcast. See www.coolcatteacher.com/bio for her full bio.
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Tips for minimizing teacher stress
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- Simple advice for coping with stress at work.
- Learn tips to help you deal with difficult colleagues and students (even those who "hate" you -- yes it is possible!)