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Vicki Davis

Rainmeter deviantART Gallery - 2 views

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    Deviant Art Galler of Rainmeter skins for those of you who want to use the app.
Vicki Davis

Flickr: The Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Pool - 3 views

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    The desktops of the Lifehacker team and others and how they design their desktop. Click the "rainmeter" tab to see how they use rainmeter, for example. Some cool ideas here for designing desktops.
Vicki Davis

Rainmeter, desktop customization tool - 3 views

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    One of my students, Z, brought this application desktop customizer to me for his geniushour project. A very cool way to customize a Windows Computer XP-8. Interesting.
Vicki Davis

How to Send Gmail Attachments to Google Drive - 6 views

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    So, I use Find Big Mail to find all my large mail and then this tool to save all the large attachments to google Drive. I can then go in and remove the attachments and free up space in Gmail. Very cool.
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LiveMinutes - 10 views

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    Interesting app and way for students to collaborate on projects together. You can take notes together and send to Evernote. Plan activitties and more.. This is a very interesting collaborative tool. You can have 5 people or less on one workspace for free and can connect with Google plus (for you GAFE people.) I wish we had this sort of thing for coordinating college projects. If you have evernote, this might be a boon for you.
Vicki Davis

Doing These Simple Things After Waking Up Makes Your Day Better - 18 views

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    These 15 things will help you have a better day according to this article and research. If you're working on your routines, you'll want to read this article. Very interesting - I'm not sure about the research on the juice, though.
Vicki Davis

Habits of Mind for the New Year: 10 Steps to Actually Accomplish Your Resolutions | Edu... - 8 views

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    You can accomplish what you need to do this year. Maybe you should plan your year differently. Here are my 10 secrets that I use to be more productive and get more done posted over on the Edutopia blog. Hope it helps.
Vicki Davis

You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours... - 2 views

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    If you want to learn some very cool things here is a synopsis of watching more than 70 hours of TED talks with links. I love these types of summary posts (any wonder?)
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How to Free Up Space in Gmail: 5 Ways to Reclaim Space - 9 views

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    Some great ideas for clearing up space in your email.
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Original Inbox Zero Video (2007) | Inbox Zero - 0 views

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    If you hear people talk about "Inbox Zero" - here are the original documents to help you understand what it is.
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Home - TextDrop - Online text editor for Dropbox - 0 views

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    You can now edit files in your dropbox from a web browser. If you 're at work and need to edit the files, Textdrop might be for you. It does cost 20.99 per year to sign up for this but for some of you who don't have access to dropbox at work, this might help you. This is also a model for what we may see Dropbox do itself, as cloud syncing and cloud editing move closer together in all apps that want to compete in the space.
Vicki Davis

17 Best Google Drive Apps For Chrome Users - 5 views

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    There are many apps you can add to Google Drive including wevideo (collaborative video editing), Mind Meister (for brainstorming) and hellofax (for sending and receiving faxes) and more. Learn how to be more productive with Google Drive.
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blink(1), the USB RGB LED by ThingM - Kickstarter - 6 views

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    Cool little light that can show various colors to indicate things that have happened. This was funded on kickstarter and I noticed it being added to ifttt.com as a channel. So, for example, if you have a big download and want to be notified when it is done - or if you want to be notified when a certain person (Grandma) logs into skype but you don't want to have to log in or look at the screen - this USB RGB light will light in the color you wish. There are so many cool applications for this as we move into the "internet of things."
Vicki Davis

SortMyBox - Organize your Dropbox - 19 views

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    If you use Dropbox for automating your assessment and grading there are so many wonderful tings you can do with Sortmy box. For example, if you have a "turnin" folder that all students can access, you could sweep the files out of there and put it in a private folder for grading. Or, you could move all picture folders to a certain place. This is a very cool app for organizing dropbox, expecially if you want to consolidate pictures or videos.
Vicki Davis

20+ Tools To Supercharge Your Dropbox - 24 views

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    Awesome article on very cool things you can do with Dropbox. Some of these can save teachers a lot of time.
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TheSwizzle.com - Clean up your inbox! - 12 views

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    This website will sweep through your inbox and help you unsubscribe from the many mailing lists. Although Google does filters, I find it much nicer to just have this stuff swept out of my inbox and to unsubscribe. I'm on mailing lists I know I didn't sign up for so this is a blessing.
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Feedspot - A fast, free, modern Rss Reader - 6 views

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    I'm beta testing Feedspot. The thing that most interests me about this option is that they are building in a true replacement for Google Alerts, something that Feedly doesn't have. RSS makes life much easier and helps you keep up with current news.
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    I'm also beta testing it. So far, I really like it, its simplicity, and Google Reader-ishness
Vicki Davis

Share the Journey Education | 11Alive.com | Atlanta - 2 views

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    There are some new apps in Chrome. I've installed the "pocket" app. These are basically apps that stand alone but sort of have chrome running in the background. Here's information on these handy tools to help you get more done. I do recommend Pocket (and have the app for my ipad as well) for offline reading. There are times I find a great article that I know I want to read, when I click "add to pocket" it puts it into pocket and then, when I sit down to read at night, there's the personal magazine assembled from the day's interests.
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How to Get Google Now on iPhone, and 8 Tips for Setup | PCMag.com - 5 views

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    Google now is worth installing on iPad and iPHones and you can get it even if you don't have a Droid phone. This instruction at PC mag tells you how, but it is part of the Google Search app. Download that and follow these instructions to set it up. There are privacy concerns so I wouldn't do this with students. Educate yourself but you might just get a handy personal assistant.
Vicki Davis

[Windows 8] How to add Google Calendar to Windows 8 Calendar app [2nd Edition] | Review... - 1 views

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    This is the only way I've found to access Google calendar on Windows 8. The two companies, Microsoft and Google, aren't working together. This is not smart for either of them, I think, but I'll work around it for now.
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