Friday, May 08, 2009

Get Organized with the best Online Tools

Time Management Tips in this post:

Getting to the Bottom of Your End of Semester To-Do List
Turn Gmail into a Task Manager
Get Organized with Remember the Milk
Try Toodledoo


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I'm the program advisor for the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program at UW-Stout. I want to share this statement of values from the entire Online PD team. ~ Dennis

Note from The UW-Stout Online Professional Development Team:

How often do you get to spend quality time with other teachers discussing strategies, sharing ideas, and getting expert advice?

The Online Professional Development Team at UW-Stout knows that effective online learning is about building community and participating in highly interactive learning experiences. You won't wait weeks for a response to a posting or feedback on an assignment. Our instructors take pride in providing prompt, personal interaction with all participants.

Especially now when money is tight, we appreciate how important it is to make the right professional development choice. That's why everything we do at UW-Stout online has one purpose: to make sure your online class is an interesting, meaningful, and practical experience that energizes your teaching long after the class is over.

If you only invest in one course this year, make sure you get the best class for your time and money! Creating memorable learning experiences is our mission. Join us!

~ The Online Professional Development Team at UW-Stout


Time Management Tools


Get to the Bottom of Your To-Do List by Making it Tiny
Leo Babauta describes five reasons why a tiny to-do list helps you focus and get more accomplished.

Tech Tips

Getting Things Done with Gmail Tasks
Simon Mackie describes the handy new "share a task between lists" feature of

Gmail Tasks
. *Note that Gmail Tasks does not yet include the ability to prioritize tasks or to set up recurring tasks.

How To Turn Gmail into a Task Manager
Writing for Google Tutor, Christine Buske has some clever tips to share on how to create an ultra-organized t
ask-tracking system with Gmail's color-coded "superstars".

How to Get the Most Out of GMail Labs
Ben Parr describes new Gmail features worth trying, including: tasks, inserting images, and enabling offline access.

Get Organized with Remember the Milk
Gina Trapani describes the attractive features (including the ability to send text message reminders to y
our cellphone) that make this task management tool a top choice of many educators. See also: Remember the Milk in Gmail to learn how to use the Firebox extension to integrate Remember the Milk.

Toodledoo
With Toodledo you can prioritize each item in your task list, set up recurring tasks, and create due dates. You can even export your list to XML or plain text and subscribe to its RSS feed.

Toodledoo Comparison Chart
See how Toodledoo's features compare to six other online task management tools, including Remember the Milk.

UW-Stout Online Course Spotlight
EDUC 744 949 Assessment for Learning
3 graduate credits June 15 - August 7, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/assessment/
Looking for ways to balance the range of accountability expectations required of today's schools? Individual teachers, study teams, and administrators will gain insight into both misconce
ptions and appropriate uses of standardized tests, evaluate grading philosophy options, and investigate classroom assessments that support student growth.

What Our Students Are Saying
"I would like to say BRAVO! This course was nothing I thought it was going to be, but everything I needed it to be! Thank you for the many ideas and perspectives you have contributed to my 'toolbox'. This course has made an incredible impact on my grading philosophy. I am definitely taking those needed steps to focus on assessment FOR learning rather than assessment OF learning." ~ Michele, Math Teacher. Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Summer 2009 Online Courses
Participate from your home computer; no travel to campus is required.
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Note from Our Team

How often do you get to spend quality time with other teachers discussing strategies, sharing ideas, and getting expert advice?

The Online Professional Development Team at UW-Stout knows that effective online learning is about building community and participating in highly interactive learning experiences. You won't wait weeks for a response to a posting or feedback on an assignment. Our instructors take pride in providing prompt, personal interaction with all participants.

Especially now when money is tight, we appreciate how important it is to make the right professional development choice. That's why everything we do at UW-Stout online has one purpose: to make sure your online class is an interesting, meaningful, and practical experience that energizes your teaching long after the class is over.

If you only invest in one course this year, make sure you get the best class for your time and money! Creating memorable learning experiences is our mission. Join us!

~ The Online Professional Development Team at UW-Stout

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Contact: School of Education Online Professional Development
Phone: (715) 642-0209 or 715-232-2253
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

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This is a repost of the Tech Tips Newsletter; Special thanks to Karen Franker, Editor!

Tech Tips Newsletter
May 7, 2009
Editor: Karen Franker

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