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Taming the Tornado – Tech Tools for Busy People

I attended the Sunday morning session by Todd McCann – English faculty from Bay College in Escanaba, MIT. He shared some wonderful productivity tools as well as a great acronym as follows:

My New Favorite Acronym: CRS (Can’t Remember S$%T)

Todd mentioned that he polls his students each semester to get a feel for where the “live” in a technology sense. Do they live on their laptop, their cell phone or neither? He also questioned the need for a paper syllabus or schedule indicating that students stuff them in a backpack and rarely look at them again (especially when they really need them).

Todd recommended the following Web2.0 applications for broadcast text messaging, to-do lists and scheduling, collecting voice mail, and text editing: