Want to get more out of your work day? There’s an app for that. Regardless of where you sit in your institution, technology has infiltrated and impacted almost every aspect of our work days. Let’s sort through the clutter, get beyond disruption and spend an hour talking about work hacks that save time, support new business practices and reveal the real cost of doing business in a tech-driven world.
George Williams is associate professor of English at University of South Carolina Upstate. George teaches literature and writing and is known for his collaborations with others using digital tools for teaching, learning and scholarly projects. George also serves as one of two editors of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker Blog, a resource for teaching, technology and productivity.
RescueTime: Your daily dashboard
Slack: Be less busy
IFTTT: Put the internet to work for you
Doodle: Easy scheduling
Google Docs: Online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, file storage and more
Text expansion software: See “Smarting Typing Through Text Expansion,” by Ryan Cordell: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/?p=23725
Password management software: See “Maintaining Sanity and Security: Why Use a Password Manager?” by Amy Cavender: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/?p=22923
Suggested reading: “Is it too early to think about grading?” by Jason Jones http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/?p=22660
Suggested reading: “Using Text-Expansion Software to Respond to Student Writing,” by George Williams http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/?p=27119
Suggested reading: “Responding to Student Writing (audio style),” by Billie Hara http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/?p=22770
Suggested reading: “Talking with Students through Screencasting: Experimentations with Video Feedback to Improve Student Learning,” by Riki Thompson and Meredith J. Lee http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/talking-with-students-through-screencasting-experimentations-with-video-feedback-to-improve-student-learning/
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