Category Archives: Communications & Presentations

24 Must-Have, Everyday Workhorse Apps

Top 24 apps (logos shown clockwise from 7 o’clock): Timely, Accuweather, Gmail, Podcast Addict, Google Voice, Google Hangouts Dialer, Hiya Caller ID & Block, Google Keep, SimpleMind, MindMeister, Floating Stickies, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Wunderlist, Google Maps, Feedly, Puffin, Xodo PDF, FBReader, Pocket, Google Photos, Fast for Facebook, Twilight, Atmosphere

[Many of these apps will help you learn more stuff, consume training content better and generally upgrade your productivity! So while they all aren’t exactly training, many will be a great help in your quest to be a better self-directed learner. Enjoy!]

If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need? Which of these do I depend on every day?”

After some reflection, I came up with a list of my “24 must-have, everyday workhorse apps.” And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member.  Most are FREE or have free versions available. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.

FREE Virtual Event: Conscious Software Development Telesummit

Go to "Conscious Software Development" website for info & FREE "instant access" pass.

I’m proud to be one of the speakers in the Conscious Software Development Telesummit scheduled for November 10 – 21, 2014. This FREE virtual event will harness the perspectives of 21 speakers as they focus on some of the secrets used by top companies to improve their software development projects!

From the website:
Consciousness = Awareness + Choice 

Conscious Software Development means you apply Awareness and Choice to all areas of application creation. [Are you…?]

  • Fed up with scope creep ruining your delivery schedules?
  • Exasperated when your development team’s software turns to “shelfware” by your users?
  • Afraid of project death marches where deadline after deadline is missed?
  • Worried about more subtle forms of failure that you might not notice until it is too late?”

21 speakers will tackle the issues behind these frustrations and help you figure out how to avoid them. For more info… and your FREE “instant access” pass… go to: http://conscioussoftwaredevelopment.com/

New Blog Post & Video: “Clarisketch: Narrate & Annotate Pictures for Teaching or Team Collaboration”

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Video Tour: Microsoft’s Free Training for Office Products

Why pay for training to learn MS Office software? Microsoft has made available — for FREE! — lots of well-designed courses to support all vintages (2007, 2010, & 2013) Office software products, including:  Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Lync, OneNote, MS Project, Publisher, SharePoint, SharePoint  Server, Visio, Office 365, & Office for Mac.

This is a short video tour of Microsoft’s FREE training collection.

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Video Tour of Edutopia: What Works in Education

This is a brief video tour of Edutopia, the George Lucas Foundation funded organization/web portal which is “dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.”

This brief tour is designed to motivate you to spend time at Edutopia and figure out how you can use what you find there to improve education. Enjoy!

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2013 Collection: Boredom Breakers for Kids on Summer Vacation

Tomorrow is officially the first day of summer. And with most students home on summer vacation, it won’t be long until until they start complaining about nothing to do.  You can encourage them to use this time off from school to learn something new or brush up on some basic skills!  This collection of recent posts from The Best Free Training will help them get started.

Video Tour: ProCon.org

Whether you are a self-directed learner, a researcher looking for both sides of an argument, or an educator trying to stimulate critical thinking by providing students with unbiased “deep dive” details on controversial subjects, ProCon.org is a powerful resource you should learn to use. This video provides a brief tour.

From the website (my bold added):

ProCon.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Our purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We research issues that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge…. The Problem We Are Tackling: The constant barrage of inaccurate, misleading, and biased news and information prevents many people from making informed decisions about important social issues…. Our Solution: We provide free, unbiased, and sourced information so people can better understand important social issues and make more informed decisions about them….  Our Mission: Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format.”

Go to ProCon.org website:  http://www.procon.org/

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