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Share The Learning Benefits
Share the learning is the practice of sharing knowledge and insights with others, in order to help them learn and grow. There are many benefits to sharing your knowledge with others, including:
Haystack digital business cards
I was introduced to Haystack Digital Business Cards a few years ago, pre-pandemic. This has been a slick way to quick share my information as needed. While at a “Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival”, with my wife, I shared with many small business exhibitors that were amazed. So it is time to share this tool here.
Many exhibitors have their website posted, some traditional business card and also Facebook Marketplace link. So there were many camera shots and a notepad needed to write important information down. In addition, there were MANY traditional cards scattered on the floor, as people lost interest or just dropped.
Haystack is super easy and slick. There is a free, user-friend apps in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. I have only used the play store version. Download an then it is time to setup.
One click to “Create your digital business card”. From there enter your information in the following fields:
I recently updated my business logo. From my phone, I was able to download or screen shot my logo. Open the Haystack app and add my logo in a couple minutes. All aspects of creating this digital card were fast and efficient.
Then it is time to share. Haystack give you a few option; Email, Text (SMS), QR code and more sharing options. I used all three at the most recent trade show. Most preferred QR code, but Email and Text (SMS) were appreciated.
There are 3 Haystack pricing plans, though I have only used the free version. It looks like it can scale from small to large business as needed. Again, the free version has met all of my needs and I highly recommend.
Gmail Labels - Life Changing
I have struggled with my Gmail management for years. “Inbox Zero” is a goal, like chasing a sunset each day. I want it and it is gone. I have found a strategy that is a game changer for me.
It has always been simple to read, move or delete incoming emails. However, there are important emails I need to hold onto for a variety of reasons. Many of those emails have an expiration shelf life. I need to keep it until Friday, but then delete. I used to label them, but then forget and they just sit there for years.
Customizing my Gmail Labels has been a game changer. By creating a label with a special character it will be at the top of my label list. Then giving color to draw my attention as the email sits in my inbox. Finally, delete and/or move when the hold time expires. This simple process helps me so much.
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Reboot & Be There
It is truly an understatement to say the past 2 years have changed us all. This site and channel was originally created to share tips and tricks for efficiency tech teaching tools. I thought these tools I shared with passion would make my classroom a well oil machine. Well that wasn’t the case, for there are people behind the screens and they need human interactions in some fashion.
My classroom was using all of the same technology and more during distance learning, but my tricks bag was empty at times. Like many teachers everywhere, I felt like a 1st year teacher with 29 years of experience. The community of learners, students and teachers, had changed during the pandemic. I could be grumpy or I could change for the better.
That brings me to the Reboot & Be There mindset. I still love to “Share the Learning” to anyone wanting to learn or needing a tech tool to solve a problem. Helping middle schoolers, teachers and even the retirement community brings me joy. The tool tip can be as small as connecting a wireless printer to an iPad, but success gives the end user some needed relief for a basic print job for important documents.
The Reboot & Be There theme has to be purposeful and with empathy. The levels of tech knowledge and confidence is broad to say the least. I like to push myself with Internet of Things tech around my home. In saying that, I have shared what I think are old tools that I was first exposed to years ago. That old toll is received with smiles and relief of solving a problem.
It is time for me to share this journey, of whatever knowledge level solution is gained. My plan and hope is Be There and Make Someone's Day in a larger community on this channel. So my weekly entries will target at least one solution I have gained and maybe help another somewhere else. This is exciting to say the least.
As I attempt to Reboot & Be There, I ask for your feedback and respect of where we are all at in that moment. Our community is important to me and I want to be there for you. Be honest and try to share through the eyes of the user. Let the journey begin.