Boomerang App – Make your email work for you

Based on remarks I heard at the weekly faculty meeting, I shared an addon I use to manage my email.  I use the addon on my browser called Boomerang app which seamlessly integrates into our school email account(Google Apps Email) to expand it’s utility and make digital communication more user friendly. With Boomerang, I can write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time. Here are some of the things you can do with Boomerang:

  1. Re-send yourself emails, closer to the dates and times listed in an email.
  2. Send an email at a later time.
  3. Check to see if someone has opened the email you sent them.
  4. Get reminded if someone doesn’t respond to your email.
  5. Use Boomerang’s Respondable feature to write better emails.
  6. Stop emails with Boomerang Pause to get things done without interruptions.

 

Do yourself a favor and give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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Padlet

Padlet has been around for a while, but it continues to stay relevant and remains one of padlet_logo_jit-150x156the tools I always come back to, especially if I am using a student-centered lesson such as student projects.

Here is what is great about this dependable and time-tested app:

  1. You can record a video or voice note right in the app. This gives the teacher the ability to leave a video prompt or have students leave video responses. While there are many apps that do this – and do it well – this is just another way you can add creativity and creation to your Padlet.

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2. There is a gallery of sample padlets that helps to get started easily.

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3. Comments just got more powerful. You can add likes, vote a response up or down, and giving student the ability to see which responses are the most compelling.

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4. The Dashboard is more visual and less cluttered.

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