Learn to stop checking your phone!

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? 1 minute? Try 6 seconds. Source: This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research – Barking Up The Wrong Tree I don’t understand how anyone get’s work done if they are immediately checking their email! When I can, […]

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Why real projects still use email

In a world full of fancy development tools and sites, the kernel project’s dependence on email and mailing lists can seem quaintly dated, if not positively prehistoric. But, as Greg Kroah-Hartman pointed out in a Kernel Recipes talk titled “Patches carved into stone tablets”, there are some good reasons for the kernel community’s choices. Rather […]

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Easily notify Google Docs collaborators

Much like how the Email as attachment… menu item speeds up sending a specific file format to a person, Email collaborators… makes it easy to send an email to everyone collaborating on the current document. Once the menu item is selected a window pops up. On the right will be a list of collaborators on […]

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Feedback from Google Forms with formMule

If you use Google Forms to collect entry or exit tickets, or other information from students, a quick and fast way to offer custom feedback is to use the formMule add-on. I posted a how-to before on using formMule, and you can follow that page with a couple of  changes. By using formMule, you can […]

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My new favorite iPhone email client, Spark by Readdle

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I’ve been using Spark by Readdle as my default email client on my iPhone for a few weeks now, and it’s currently my favorite (previously it was Outlook :-). Spark has two features that I really like: smart notifications and quick replies. Smart notifications are used by Spark to only notify you of important emails. It does […]

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