Of Interest (weekly)

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Of Interest (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

One Last To Do List Item

I’ve been home for a week since the conference ended and am still getting caught up on various work threads as I try to put the year to bed. My goal? Take a holiday break: time to tackle the book pile, watch favorite movies, and look forward to 2018.

But, there is one last item on my 2017 professional to do list: taking the Google Level 1 Educator test. I’ve been working through the online training. I still have a few units to complete and should probably do a review of all of them before taking the test. I have made changes in my google usage, particularly related to email.

One of my goals for 2018 is to be more productive around email. Thanks to the training, I have reinstated the tabbed view of gmail and created some filters to help get emails where they should be. I haven’t ever been able to maintain inbox zero but may experiment with using an Action category. I have started making emails into tasks and that was incredibly helpful as I tracked last minute registration changes for the conference.  And, while this wasn’t covered in the training documents, I set up a few “canned responses” to use.

So…as the work to do list gets less intense, the personal/professional to do list takes priority. I’ve heard from some people in the various GEG communities with tips for taking the test and will collect and share them here.